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  • Executive Interview: Bill Schneider

    The president of Knife River Corp., and current president of NSSGA, talks about infrastructure funding, association membership, and Sir Winston Churchill.

  • Lifeline to Jackpine

    An oil-sand mining operation in Canada relies on heavy duty slurry pumps to move material from the mine site and through the production facility.

  • ConExpo-ConAgg 2011 Show Preview

    The year’s biggest show kicks off in March, and the focus is on equipment and technology.

  • Crushing Power

    Pennsylvania’s Powers Stone banks on three Telsmith portable plants to service a booming natural-gas exploration project.
  • Granite Construction Reports Earnings

    Granite Construction reported net income of $73.5 million for the full year 2009, compared with $122.4 million for the full year 2008. For the fourth quarter of 2009, Granite reported net income of $16 million.
  • Granite Construction Reports Earnings

    Granite Construction reported net income of $73.5 million for the full year 2009, compared with $122.4 million for the full year 2008. For the fourth quarter of 2009, Granite reported net income of $16 million.
  • Transportation Grants Available

    The U.S. Department of Transportation made $1.5 billion in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants available for over 50 nationwide transportation projects.
  • Transportation Grants Available

    The U.S. Department of Transportation made $1.5 billion in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants available for over 50 nationwide transportation projects.
  • Ceos Readying For A Return To Growth

    CEOs appear to be emerging from recession mode and priming for a return to growth, according to results of The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2010 Survey
  • Ceos Readying For A Return To Growth

    CEOs appear to be emerging from recession mode and priming for a return to growth, according to results of The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2010 Survey
  • Jan. New Home Sales And Permits Fall, Starts Rise

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 11.2% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 309,000 units, the slowest pace on record, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Bauma China 2010 Booked To Capacity

    As of the official application deadline in mid-February, bauma China 2010, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, is booked to capacity.
  • Study Shows Links To Organization Commitment

    According to a new study, counterfactual thinking—considering a turning-point moment in the past and alternate universes had it not occurred—heightens one’s perception of the moment as significant, and even fated.
  • Study Shows Links To Organization Commitment

    According to a new study, counterfactual thinking—considering a turning-point moment in the past and alternate universes had it not occurred—heightens one’s perception of the moment as significant, and even fated.
  • U.S. Concrete Hires Advisors To Improve Capital Structure

    U.S. Concrete has engaged Lazard Freres & Co. and AlixPartners as its financial advisors, and Kirkland & Ellis as its legal advisor, to assist in assessing potential alternatives to strengthen its balance sheet. These alternatives include addressing the company's 8 3/8% senior subordinated notes due April 1, 2014.
  • U.S. Concrete Hires Advisors To Improve Capital Structure

    U.S. Concrete has engaged Lazard Freres & Co. and AlixPartners as its financial advisors, and Kirkland & Ellis as its legal advisor, to assist in assessing potential alternatives to strengthen its balance sheet. These alternatives include addressing the company's 8 3/8% senior subordinated notes due April 1, 2014.
  • Smart-Growth Study Touts Transit Jobs

    Through the end of 2009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investments in public transportation have created almost twice as many jobs per dollar as investments in highways, according to an analysis of federal data by Washington-based Smart Growth America and other groups.
  • Smart-Growth Study Touts Transit Jobs

    Through the end of 2009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investments in public transportation have created almost twice as many jobs per dollar as investments in highways, according to an analysis of federal data by Washington-based Smart Growth America and other groups.
  • Cemex Sells 12 Quarries

    Cemex sold 12 active quarries and certain other assets to SPO Partners & Co. for $420 million with its joint-venture partner Ready Mix USA.
  • Cemex Sells 12 Quarries

    Cemex sold 12 active quarries and certain other assets to SPO Partners & Co. for $420 million with its joint-venture partner Ready Mix USA.
  • Analyst Forecasts Wave Of Infrastructure Funding In 2010

    Onvia analysts say 2010 will be the year of maximum stimulus impact as funds that were obligated in 2009 will finally be awarded to contractors who will begin work in 2010
  • Analyst Forecasts Wave Of Infrastructure Funding In 2010

    Onvia analysts say 2010 will be the year of maximum stimulus impact as funds that were obligated in 2009 will finally be awarded to contractors who will begin work in 2010
  • Wetlands Stacking May Not Work

    If you restore a stream, can you sell the individual environmental functions you restored separately? Carbon to one buyer, water quality to another, habitat to a third
  • Wetlands Stacking May Not Work

    If you restore a stream, can you sell the individual environmental functions you restored separately? Carbon to one buyer, water quality to another, habitat to a third
  • Wetlands Stacking May Not Work

    If you restore a stream, can you sell the individual environmental functions you restored separately? Carbon to one buyer, water quality to another, habitat to a third
  • Business Underdogs Hold No Motivation Advantage

    Members of a group or team will work harder when they’re competing against a group with lower status than when pitted against a more highly ranked group
  • Business Underdogs Hold No Motivation Advantage

    Members of a group or team will work harder when they’re competing against a group with lower status than when pitted against a more highly ranked group
  • Agg1 Attendance Up

    The co-located 2010 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and Agg1 Aggregates Forum & Expo bested last year's attendance figures despite the lingering economic downturn and a snowstorm in the host city, Cincinnati
  • Agg1 Attendance Up

    The co-located 2010 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and Agg1 Aggregates Forum & Expo bested last year's attendance figures despite the lingering economic downturn and a snowstorm in the host city, Cincinnati
  • Mayors Want Infrastructure, Private Sector Help

    As the Obama administration and congressional leaders from both parties continued to discuss federal job creation plans in February, the nation’s mayors have laid out their thoughts on what should be included in the plan. Along with more investment in public sector endeavors, such as repairing infrastructure
  • Mayors Want Infrastructure, Private Sector Help

    As the Obama administration and congressional leaders from both parties continued to discuss federal job creation plans in February, the nation’s mayors have laid out their thoughts on what should be included in the plan. Along with more investment in public sector endeavors, such as repairing infrastructure
  • Knife River Wins $31.4 Million Txdot Project

  • Knife River Wins $31.4 Million Txdot Project

  • Study: Epa Rules Impact Cement Industry

    A study released by the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business shows that a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule could add $340 billion in costs to the cement industry.
  • Study: Epa Rules Impact Cement Industry

    A study released by the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business shows that a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule could add $340 billion in costs to the cement industry.
  • Study: Epa Rules Impact Cement Industry

    A study released by the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business shows that a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule could add $340 billion in costs to the cement industry.
  • Nssga Honors Rick Feltes At Annual Convention

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association named Richard J. (Rick) Feltes, Lafarge, AC&A Division, Eastern U.S., Elburn, Ill., as recipient of the 13th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award for his dedication to the construction aggregates industry and his community.
  • Sorting Out Mine Safety

    During the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's board of director's meeting, President and CEO Joy Wilson said the association's top priority would be advocacy. Priority two is dealing with the Mine Safety and Health Administration's aggressive enforcement; number three is training
  • Agg1 Up And Running

    The second annual Agg1 show, which is co-located with World of Asphalt opens Tuesday. Exhibitors spent Monday constructing their booths. Also, the National Stone Sand & Gravel Association began its annual convention.
  • First Anniversary Report On Recovery Act

    As the Senate debates the merits of a jobs bill, a new report—Projects and Paychecks: a One-Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—finds that more than 280,000 jobs were created and more than 12,250 transportation projects are under way as a result of the jobs bill signed into law one year ago.
  • First Anniversary Report On Recovery Act

    As the Senate debates the merits of a jobs bill, a new report—Projects and Paychecks: a One-Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—finds that more than 280,000 jobs were created and more than 12,250 transportation projects are under way as a result of the jobs bill signed into law one year ago.
  • Slag Association Names New Head

    Dr. Anthony E. Fiorato will head the Slag Cement Association as executive director. He has worked in the industry since 1973
  • Slag Association Names New Head

    Dr. Anthony E. Fiorato will head the Slag Cement Association as executive director. He has worked in the industry since 1973
  • Heidelberg Posts Q4 Results

    HeidelbergCement presented its preliminary and unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2009. These figures decreased in 2009 compared to the prior year, reflecting the impact of the global economic crisis on the overall construction industry
  • Heidelberg Posts Q4 Results

    HeidelbergCement presented its preliminary and unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2009. These figures decreased in 2009 compared to the prior year, reflecting the impact of the global economic crisis on the overall construction industry
  • Martin Marietta Volume Off 24%

    Martin Marietta Materials announced results for the fourth quarter and 2009, and provided a preliminary outlook for 2010
  • Martin Marietta Volume Off 24%

    Martin Marietta Materials announced results for the fourth quarter and 2009, and provided a preliminary outlook for 2010
  • Vulcan Materials Drop 26% In 2009

    Vulcan Materials Company reported that Q4 2009 net earnings from continuing operations were a loss of $13 million; cash earnings from continuing operations were $67 million. Its aggregate shipments declined 23%, but aggregate pricing was up 5
  • Vulcan Materials Drop 26% In 2009

    Vulcan Materials Company reported that Q4 2009 net earnings from continuing operations were a loss of $13 million; cash earnings from continuing operations were $67 million. Its aggregate shipments declined 23%, but aggregate pricing was up 5
  • Rice Lake Expands Operations To India

    Rice Lake Weighing Systems has partnered with Strategic Weighing Systems Ltd of Chennai, India. The Wisconsin-based business employs roughly 400 people and will now have a 50 percent stake in the overseas operation. The company has plans to build a new facility in India.
  • Argonics Moves Facility

    Argonics has moved from Marquette to Gwinn, Mich., and into a single 72,000-square-foot integrated facility, expanding its operation from 40,000 square feet across five buildings to 72,000 square feet in one integrated facility.
  • Restoring Wet Drum Separators

    Restoring older wet drum separators to their previous magnetic strength can now be handled through Eriez’ service center in Lake City, Pa.
  • Blasthole Drilling In Open Pit Mining

    Atlas Copco has published Blasthole Drilling in Open Pit Mining. The book shares the knowledge of the company’s product experts and customers through 11 technical articles and nine case studies. Topics include blasting in open-cut metal mines, technology and automation on site, and ergonomics and safety.
  • Rockmore Announces New Manufacturing Facility In Austria

    Rockmore has announced the construction of an 81,000-square-foot plant on a 5.2 acre site in an industrial park zone of Judenburg, Austria, to serve the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
  • Colombian Operators Tour Dsc

    A delegation of 11 officials representing Colombia Ports and Waterways visited Dredging Supply Company’s manufacturing facility for a site tour. The Colombian visitors, who were sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, travelled to the U.S. to learn more about navigation and logistics technologies, cargo screening and handling technologies, tugboats and barges, and vessel traffic equipment.
  • Volvo Consolidates North American Operations

    Volvo Construction Equipment is consolidating its North American industrial operations.
  • Case Refurbishes 500Th Military Wheel Loader

    Case Construction Equipment completed remanufacturing its 500th MW24C wheel loader under contract with U.S. Army Tank, Automotive and Armaments Command and the Army National Guard.
  • Case Refurbishes 500Th Military Wheel Loader

    Case Construction Equipment completed remanufacturing its 500th MW24C wheel loader under contract with U.S. Army Tank, Automotive and Armaments Command and the Army National Guard.
  • Case Refurbishes 500Th Military Wheel Loader

    Case Construction Equipment completed remanufacturing its 500th MW24C wheel loader under contract with U.S. Army Tank, Automotive and Armaments Command and the Army National Guard.
  • Msha Seeks Information On Ug Warning System

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration requested information on proximity detection systems for underground mines.
  • Msha Seeks Information On Ug Warning System

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration requested information on proximity detection systems for underground mines.
  • Msha Seeks Information On Ug Warning System

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration requested information on proximity detection systems for underground mines.
  • Artba Offers Guidance For Stormwater Regs

    Stormwater runoff regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should take into account many of the features that make transportation projects unique and not take a “one size fits all” approach,
  • Artba Offers Guidance For Stormwater Regs

    Stormwater runoff regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should take into account many of the features that make transportation projects unique and not take a “one size fits all” approach,
  • Artba Offers Guidance For Stormwater Regs

    Stormwater runoff regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should take into account many of the features that make transportation projects unique and not take a “one size fits all” approach,
  • Forecast: Global Cement Demand To Grow

    Global demand for hydraulic cement is forecast to rise 4.1% per year to 3.5 billion metric tons in 2013
  • Forecast: Global Cement Demand To Grow

    Global demand for hydraulic cement is forecast to rise 4.1% per year to 3.5 billion metric tons in 2013
  • VendoríS Eye View Of Upcoming Tradeshows

    With most waiting for signs of economic recovery, this could be a tough year for industry tradeshows. I asked Jeffrey Straw, chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Manufacturers and Services Division and Geosonics/Vibra-Tech vice president and area manager, about this years’ show
  • Msha Starts Mining Fatalities Program

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration launched an outreach and enforcement program designed to strengthen efforts to prevent mining fatalities
  • Msha Starts Mining Fatalities Program

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration launched an outreach and enforcement program designed to strengthen efforts to prevent mining fatalities
  • Nearly 10,000 Projects Await Jobs Bill

    As states await action on a jobs bill, the list of ready-to-go state infrastructure projects has surpassed the 9,800 mark, the American Association State Highway Transportation Officials reports. These projects are valued at more than $79 billion
  • Nearly 10,000 Projects Await Jobs Bill

    As states await action on a jobs bill, the list of ready-to-go state infrastructure projects has surpassed the 9,800 mark, the American Association State Highway Transportation Officials reports. These projects are valued at more than $79 billion
  • Obama Releases Army Corps Fy2011 Budget

    The president's budget for FY2011 includes $4.9 billion in funding for Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works program.
  • Obama Releases Army Corps Fy2011 Budget

    The president's budget for FY2011 includes $4.9 billion in funding for Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works program.
  • Obama Releases Army Corps Fy2011 Budget

    The president's budget for FY2011 includes $4.9 billion in funding for Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works program.
  • Minerals Group Restructures Executive Department

    The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society has restructured its executive department through the creation of two new staff positions.
  • Minerals Group Restructures Executive Department

    The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society has restructured its executive department through the creation of two new staff positions.
  • U.S. Productivity Rises In 2009

    U.S. productivity weathered the recession well, growing 2.5% (in per hour terms) in 2009, The Conference Board reported.

    This blip in the prevailing downward trend in U.S. productivity was largely explained by dramatically reduced working hours that offset output decline

  • New-Home Sales Decline In December

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.6% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 342,000 units, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department
  • New-Home Sales Decline In December

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.6% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 342,000 units, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department
  • High-Speed Rail To Get $8 Bill In Arra Funds

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $8 billion to states across the country to develop America’s first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service.
  • High-Speed Rail To Get $8 Bill In Arra Funds

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $8 billion to states across the country to develop America’s first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service.
  • Aashto Hires Climate-Change Program Manager

    Caroline Paulsen joined the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ policy and government relations department as the program manager for climate change.
  • Aashto Hires Climate-Change Program Manager

    Caroline Paulsen joined the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ policy and government relations department as the program manager for climate change.
  • Aashto Hires Climate-Change Program Manager

    Caroline Paulsen joined the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ policy and government relations department as the program manager for climate change.
  • Holcim Supports Red Cross Field Activities

    The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jakob Kellenberger, and the CEO of Holcim Ltd, Markus Akermann, signed a long-term agreement during the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Holcim Supports Red Cross Field Activities

    The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jakob Kellenberger, and the CEO of Holcim Ltd, Markus Akermann, signed a long-term agreement during the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Msha Unwarrantable Failure Criteria Under Spotlight

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration is handing out Section 104(d) unwarrantable-failure citations and orders with alarming frequency. Many clients
  • Reflections On Haiti

    Haiti has a world of problems. It had a world of problems before being decimated by last month's earthquake. And when its survivors are fed and their
  • No Such Thing As The Media

    One reason for the difficulty many companies have in dealing with external publics is a gross misunderstanding of mediation processes and channels. The
  • Msha Unwarrantable Failure Criteria Under Spotlight

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration is handing out Section 104(d) unwarrantable-failure citations and orders with alarming frequency. Many clients
  • Aggregate Professionals Find Niche During Recession

    Given the recession, if a man tells you he had a good year in 2009 and expects more of the same this year, he is either a nut, a liar or a criminal. Right?
  • Putting Off Tax Deductions To Maximize Savings

    Why would any aggregate business owner or manager ignore perfectly good, legitimate tax deductions? After all, it is not easy trying to break a life-long
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    HAUL TRUCK Atlas Copco's underground mining truck, MT42, is powered by a 520-horsepower Tier 3/Stage IIIA Cummins QSX15. The transmission has eight forward
  • Rubber Products For The Aggregate Industry

    One component to an operation that often is overlooked but critical to moving aggregate is rubber. Rubber keeps material bouncing along in the form of
  • Reflections On Haiti

    Haiti has a world of problems. It had a world of problems before being decimated by last month's earthquake. And when its survivors are fed and their
  • Reflections On Haiti

    Haiti has a world of problems. It had a world of problems before being decimated by last month's earthquake. And when its survivors are fed and their
  • No Such Thing As The Media

    One reason for the difficulty many companies have in dealing with external publics is a gross misunderstanding of mediation processes and channels. The
  • Msha Unwarrantable Failure Criteria Under Spotlight

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration is handing out Section 104(d) unwarrantable-failure citations and orders with alarming frequency. Many clients
  • Aggregate Professionals Find Niche During Recession

    Given the recession, if a man tells you he had a good year in 2009 and expects more of the same this year, he is either a nut, a liar or a criminal. Right?
  • Putting Off Tax Deductions To Maximize Savings

    Why would any aggregate business owner or manager ignore perfectly good, legitimate tax deductions? After all, it is not easy trying to break a life-long
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    HAUL TRUCK Atlas Copco's underground mining truck, MT42, is powered by a 520-horsepower Tier 3/Stage IIIA Cummins QSX15. The transmission has eight forward
  • Rubber Products For The Aggregate Industry

    One component to an operation that often is overlooked but critical to moving aggregate is rubber. Rubber keeps material bouncing along in the form of
  • Putting Off Tax Deductions To Maximize Savings

    Why would any aggregate business owner or manager ignore perfectly good, legitimate tax deductions? After all, it is not easy trying to break a life-long
  • No Such Thing As The Media

    One reason for the difficulty many companies have in dealing with external publics is a gross misunderstanding of mediation processes and channels. The
  • Aggregate Professionals Find Niche During Recession

    Given the recession, if a man tells you he had a good year in 2009 and expects more of the same this year, he is either a nut, a liar or a criminal. Right?
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    HAUL TRUCK Atlas Copco's underground mining truck, MT42, is powered by a 520-horsepower Tier 3/Stage IIIA Cummins QSX15. The transmission has eight forward
  • Rubber Products For The Aggregate Industry

    One component to an operation that often is overlooked but critical to moving aggregate is rubber. Rubber keeps material bouncing along in the form of
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    HAUL TRUCK Atlas Copco's underground mining truck, MT42, is powered by a 520-horsepower Tier 3/Stage IIIA Cummins QSX15. The transmission has eight forward
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    HAUL TRUCK Atlas Copco's underground mining truck, MT42, is powered by a 520-horsepower Tier 3/Stage IIIA Cummins QSX15. The transmission has eight forward
  • U.S. Dot Unveils 2010 Budget Framework

    The U.S. Department of Transportation today unveiled the framework of its proposed fiscal year 2010 budget. Additional budget details will be available in April of this year.
  • Americans Driving Less

    With new data released today, America's trend of declining driving started its second year with a loss of 12.9 billion vehicle-miles traveled (VMT), or 5.3 percent less
  • Builder Sentiment Remains Historically Low

    The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today, held in the single digits for a fourth consecutive month in February.
  • Second National Aggregate Base Conference

    The Second National Aggregate Base Conference in Orlando, March 9-10, is set to unveil state-of-the-art design and construction methods for aggregate bases, presenting options and cost-effective solutions using inverted base design principles and construction practices developed by the International Center for Aggregates Research (ICAR).
  • More Solid Than Rock

    Economic crisis continues to pummel the aggregates industry and corresponding construction materials markets. Housing and construction companies are dropping like flies. Limestone, hard rock, sand and gravel—all are feeling the pain. A U.S. Silica operation in Ottawa, Ill., however, seems immune to this phenomenon.
  • Under The River

    U.S. Silica’s property in Ottawa, Ill., is divided by the Illinois River. The north side of this dividing line was quickly running out of coarse sands, which many U.S. Silica customers rely on. The processing plant was on the north side, so the company had to confront the problem of feeding it from the opposite side.
  • Cummins Approves B20 For Some Engines

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announces the approval of B20 biodiesel blend for use with 19- to 78-liter high-horsepower engine platforms manufactured after January 1, 2008. This approval provides a significant expansion of Cummins engine compatibility with B20 usage, bringing the environmental benefits of using a 20 percent renewable fuel blend to high-horsepower applications in mining, oil and gas, rail, industrial and power generation markets.
  • Greystone Aggre-Dry Fmw

    GreyStone’s Aggre-Dry FMW screen is a sand dewatering unit that combines a fine material screw and dewatering screen to produce sand and gravel products with a moisture content as low as 8 to 13 percent, by weight, while using only 30 HP to wash and dewater up to 100 TPH.
  • Greystone Aggre-Dry Fmw

    GreyStone’s Aggre-Dry FMW screen is a sand dewatering unit that combines a fine material screw and dewatering screen to produce sand and gravel products with a moisture content as low as 8 to 13 percent, by weight, while using only 30 HP to wash and dewater up to 100 TPH.
  • Greystone Aggre-Dry Fmw

    GreyStone’s Aggre-Dry FMW screen is a sand dewatering unit that combines a fine material screw and dewatering screen to produce sand and gravel products with a moisture content as low as 8 to 13 percent, by weight, while using only 30 HP to wash and dewater up to 100 TPH.
  • Grasan To Exhibit At Agg1

    Grasan, of Mansfield, Ohio, will exhibit in booth 823 at the AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo in March 2009 at Orlando, Fl. The company will emphasize their capabilities and equipment for aggregate systems.
  • 2008 Nssga Stars Of Excellence

    NSSGA has announced the winners of its National Stars of Excellence program for 2008. Member operations from Lafarge, Luck Stone Corporation and Vulcan Materials Company received top honors. The seven winners, along with all Gold Award recipients of the Excellence in Safety, Environment and Community Relations for 2008, will be recognized on March 9 during an awards ceremony at NSSGA's Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.
  • Major Wire'S Flex-Mat 3

    Major Wire’s Flex-Mat 3 is a self-cleaning screen media used in more than 15,000 aggregate applications worldwide. It increases throughput of spec product by up to 40 percent over woven wire or polyurethane panels by eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.
  • Major Wire'S Flex-Mat 3

    Major Wire’s Flex-Mat 3 is a self-cleaning screen media used in more than 15,000 aggregate applications worldwide. It increases throughput of spec product by up to 40 percent over woven wire or polyurethane panels by eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.
  • Major Wire'S Flex-Mat 3

    Major Wire’s Flex-Mat 3 is a self-cleaning screen media used in more than 15,000 aggregate applications worldwide. It increases throughput of spec product by up to 40 percent over woven wire or polyurethane panels by eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.
  • Roc F9C Smartrig

    The new ROC F9C SmartRig lets operators lay out shot patterns on a computer and then helps them follow through with GPS-guided, automated drilling for higher accuracy and speed. It also keeps documentation of performance for better planning and accountability. Along with the accurate drilling positioning, the ROC F9C rock drill adjusts impact power and feed pressure to suit rock conditions, achieving smoother drilling and reducing stress on the drill steel.
  • Agg1 Offers Ceo Perspective

    While at times it may seem like the aggregates industry is feeling stress unlike others, in fact, many industries are facing challenges, too. NSSGA is bringing together a distinguished panel of CEOs to share ideas for and insights into the business challenges in today's economy.
  • Agg1 Approaching, Registration Still Open

    AGG1 will be held in Orlando on March 9 through 12 in conjunction with the NSSGA Annual Convention, and co-located with the World of Asphalt. An estimated 134 Exhibitors will cover 27,000 square feet, and 48 education sessions also will be available. It offers an excellent opportunity for networking among industry professionals.
  • Calculator Helps Identify Ghg Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, along with power generation source data, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's new greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator
  • Calculator Helps Identify Ghg Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, along with power generation source data, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's new greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator
  • Boxley Materials Earns Green Awards

    Boxley Materials Co. has achieved quite a bit in the realm of environmental stewardship including reforestation, preserving fragile ecosystems and green
  • Boxley Materials Earns Green Awards

    Boxley Materials Co. has achieved quite a bit in the realm of environmental stewardship including reforestation, preserving fragile ecosystems and green
  • Converting Safety Training Materials To Digital Formats

    Mine safety and health training presentation has evolved with technology over the years. The 16-mm motion picture was replaced by the -inch video tape
  • Msha Inconsistency Voids Guarding Citation In Two Cases

    Two recent cases before Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission Administrative Law Judges addressed MSHA's interpretation and application of its guarding
  • Remembering Richard Stickler

    Richard Stickler took to his post as head of MSHA with a passion to advance mine safety by changing the existing model. He succeeded in making changes
  • Accurate Weighing Of Loads

    Accurate weighing and recording systems forge a direct correlation between operational and back-office efficiency in quarries. Data must be captured accurately
  • Recent Product Innovations For The Aggregates Industry

    Safety Video Features Live Demonstration The International Powered Access Federation has released a video that shows the dangers of not wearing a full-body
  • Converting Safety Training Materials To Digital Formats

    Mine safety and health training presentation has evolved with technology over the years. The 16-mm motion picture was replaced by the -inch video tape
  • Agg1 In Orlando: All Things Aggregate

    For aggregate producers throughout the nation, the inaugural AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo, to be held March 9-12 in Orlando, Fla., is probably the most
  • Agg1 In Orlando: All Things Aggregate

    For aggregate producers throughout the nation, the inaugural AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo, to be held March 9-12 in Orlando, Fla., is probably the most
  • Mixed Reactions To Obama Appointments

    President Obama's picks for top jobs in the natural resources and environmental realms have drawn mixed reviews, while support for former Rep. Ray LaHood
  • Mixed Reactions To Obama Appointments

    President Obama's picks for top jobs in the natural resources and environmental realms have drawn mixed reviews, while support for former Rep. Ray LaHood
  • People Issues Are Changing The U.S. Business Culture

    Much of what we do in the quarry industry remains unchanged. We locate, remove and ship aggregates. This has been going on at least since Stonehenge was
  • Kraemer Withdraws Quarry Application

    There will be no limestone quarry in Douglas Township (Minnesota), at least not in the foreseeable future. Under the terms of an out-of-court settlement
  • Kraemer Withdraws Quarry Application

    There will be no limestone quarry in Douglas Township (Minnesota), at least not in the foreseeable future. Under the terms of an out-of-court settlement
  • Msha Inconsistency Voids Guarding Citation In Two Cases

    Two recent cases before Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission Administrative Law Judges addressed MSHA's interpretation and application of its guarding
  • Kleemann Adds Two Distributors In U.S

    Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co. of Louisville, Ky., and its sister company, Power Equipment Co. of Knoxville, Tenn., have been named distributors of Kleemann
  • Kleemann Adds Two Distributors In U.S

    Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co. of Louisville, Ky., and its sister company, Power Equipment Co. of Knoxville, Tenn., have been named distributors of Kleemann
  • Remembering Richard Stickler

    Richard Stickler took to his post as head of MSHA with a passion to advance mine safety by changing the existing model. He succeeded in making changes
  • Mining Symposium To Open June 3 In Germany

    The 5th International Symposium on High Performance Mining will be held June 3 to 4 in Aachen, Germany. The focus will be on automation, communication
  • Mining Symposium To Open June 3 In Germany

    The 5th International Symposium on High Performance Mining will be held June 3 to 4 in Aachen, Germany. The focus will be on automation, communication
  • 2008 Construction Starts Plummet 15% To $543 Billion

    New construction starts in December dropped 5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $427.4 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. Despite
  • 2008 Construction Starts Plummet 15% To $543 Billion

    New construction starts in December dropped 5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $427.4 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. Despite
  • Reviews And Updates

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract ValuesUnadjusted Totals in Millions 12 Month 2008 12 Month 2007 % change Nonresidential Building $237,655 $235,459 +1
  • Calculator Helps Identify Ghg Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, along with power generation source data, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's new greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator
  • Demo Debris Seminar Slated For March 30

    On March 30, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers and the Illinois EPA will conduct a seminar designed to help companies comply with the state's
  • Demo Debris Seminar Slated For March 30

    On March 30, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers and the Illinois EPA will conduct a seminar designed to help companies comply with the state's
  • Announcements

    Please submit industry and company announcements to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has appointed David
  • Atlas Copco Unveils New Company Makeup

    Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC is the name of the new Atlas Copco business dedicated to serving the U.S. construction market. This new entity
  • Atlas Copco Unveils New Company Makeup

    Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC is the name of the new Atlas Copco business dedicated to serving the U.S. construction market. This new entity
  • Green Truck Pavilian To Highlight Work Truck Show 2009

    The Work Truck Show 2009, to be held March 4-6 at McCormick Place, Chicago, will showcase the latest hybrid and alternative fuel technology at a Green
  • Green Truck Pavilian To Highlight Work Truck Show 2009

    The Work Truck Show 2009, to be held March 4-6 at McCormick Place, Chicago, will showcase the latest hybrid and alternative fuel technology at a Green
  • Geosynthetics Demand To Reach $2.1 Billion

    Demand for geosynthetics which can be used to stabilize foundations, promote drainage and prevent erosion, generally at a lower cost than alternative
  • Geosynthetics Demand To Reach $2.1 Billion

    Demand for geosynthetics which can be used to stabilize foundations, promote drainage and prevent erosion, generally at a lower cost than alternative
  • Aem Objects To 'Buy America' Provision

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has voiced concern over certain provisions in the Economic Stimulus package. The House bill includes a Buy
  • Aem Objects To 'Buy America' Provision

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has voiced concern over certain provisions in the Economic Stimulus package. The House bill includes a Buy
  • South Carolina Mining Workshop Scheduled

    The Mining Association of South Carolina will conduct its third annual mining workshop March 30 to April 1 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in
  • South Carolina Mining Workshop Scheduled

    The Mining Association of South Carolina will conduct its third annual mining workshop March 30 to April 1 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in
  • Extracting Value

    Surging commodity demand, soaring prices, increased consolidation, workforce shortages and increased safety and health reporting requirements---these
  • Boxley Materials Earns Green Awards

    Boxley Materials Co. has achieved quite a bit in the realm of environmental stewardship including reforestation, preserving fragile ecosystems and green
  • People Issues Are Changing The U.S. Business Culture

    Much of what we do in the quarry industry remains unchanged. We locate, remove and ship aggregates. This has been going on at least since Stonehenge was
  • Accurate Weighing Of Loads

    Accurate weighing and recording systems forge a direct correlation between operational and back-office efficiency in quarries. Data must be captured accurately
  • Recent Product Innovations For The Aggregates Industry

    Safety Video Features Live Demonstration The International Powered Access Federation has released a video that shows the dangers of not wearing a full-body
  • Converting Safety Training Materials To Digital Formats

    Mine safety and health training presentation has evolved with technology over the years. The 16-mm motion picture was replaced by the -inch video tape
  • Agg1 In Orlando: All Things Aggregate

    For aggregate producers throughout the nation, the inaugural AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo, to be held March 9-12 in Orlando, Fla., is probably the most
  • Mixed Reactions To Obama Appointments

    President Obama's picks for top jobs in the natural resources and environmental realms have drawn mixed reviews, while support for former Rep. Ray LaHood
  • People Issues Are Changing The U.S. Business Culture

    Much of what we do in the quarry industry remains unchanged. We locate, remove and ship aggregates. This has been going on at least since Stonehenge was
  • Kraemer Withdraws Quarry Application

    There will be no limestone quarry in Douglas Township (Minnesota), at least not in the foreseeable future. Under the terms of an out-of-court settlement
  • Msha Inconsistency Voids Guarding Citation In Two Cases

    Two recent cases before Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission Administrative Law Judges addressed MSHA's interpretation and application of its guarding
  • Kleemann Adds Two Distributors In U.S

    Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co. of Louisville, Ky., and its sister company, Power Equipment Co. of Knoxville, Tenn., have been named distributors of Kleemann
  • Remembering Richard Stickler

    Richard Stickler took to his post as head of MSHA with a passion to advance mine safety by changing the existing model. He succeeded in making changes
  • Mining Symposium To Open June 3 In Germany

    The 5th International Symposium on High Performance Mining will be held June 3 to 4 in Aachen, Germany. The focus will be on automation, communication
  • 2008 Construction Starts Plummet 15% To $543 Billion

    New construction starts in December dropped 5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $427.4 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. Despite
  • Reviews And Updates

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract ValuesUnadjusted Totals in Millions 12 Month 2008 12 Month 2007 % change Nonresidential Building $237,655 $235,459 +1
  • Calculator Helps Identify Ghg Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, along with power generation source data, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's new greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator
  • Demo Debris Seminar Slated For March 30

    On March 30, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers and the Illinois EPA will conduct a seminar designed to help companies comply with the state's
  • Announcements

    Please submit industry and company announcements to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has appointed David
  • Atlas Copco Unveils New Company Makeup

    Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC is the name of the new Atlas Copco business dedicated to serving the U.S. construction market. This new entity
  • Green Truck Pavilian To Highlight Work Truck Show 2009

    The Work Truck Show 2009, to be held March 4-6 at McCormick Place, Chicago, will showcase the latest hybrid and alternative fuel technology at a Green
  • Geosynthetics Demand To Reach $2.1 Billion

    Demand for geosynthetics which can be used to stabilize foundations, promote drainage and prevent erosion, generally at a lower cost than alternative
  • Aem Objects To 'Buy America' Provision

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has voiced concern over certain provisions in the Economic Stimulus package. The House bill includes a Buy
  • South Carolina Mining Workshop Scheduled

    The Mining Association of South Carolina will conduct its third annual mining workshop March 30 to April 1 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in
  • Extracting Value

    Surging commodity demand, soaring prices, increased consolidation, workforce shortages and increased safety and health reporting requirements---these
  • Boxley Materials Earns Green Awards

    Boxley Materials Co. has achieved quite a bit in the realm of environmental stewardship including reforestation, preserving fragile ecosystems and green
  • People Issues Are Changing The U.S. Business Culture

    Much of what we do in the quarry industry remains unchanged. We locate, remove and ship aggregates. This has been going on at least since Stonehenge was
  • Accurate Weighing Of Loads

    Accurate weighing and recording systems forge a direct correlation between operational and back-office efficiency in quarries. Data must be captured accurately
  • Accurate Weighing Of Loads

    Accurate weighing and recording systems forge a direct correlation between operational and back-office efficiency in quarries. Data must be captured accurately
  • Accurate Weighing Of Loads

    Accurate weighing and recording systems forge a direct correlation between operational and back-office efficiency in quarries. Data must be captured accurately
  • Powerscreen Warrior

    The Powerscreen Warrior is a high-capacity, heavy-duty machine capable of dry screening, three-way splitting and stockpiling. It can be used for recycling, aggregates, C&D debris, compost, topsoil, coal and iron ore.
  • Powerscreen Warrior

    The Powerscreen Warrior is a high-capacity, heavy-duty machine capable of dry screening, three-way splitting and stockpiling. It can be used for recycling, aggregates, C&D debris, compost, topsoil, coal and iron ore.
  • Case 621E Wheel Loader

    The Case 621E wheel loader, like other Case E Series wheel loaders, features an electronically controlled engine and a new cab.
  • Case 621E Wheel Loader

    The Case 621E wheel loader, like other Case E Series wheel loaders, features an electronically controlled engine and a new cab.
  • John Deere 844J Wheel Loader

    The John Deere 844J Wheel Loader is a 7-yard loader powered by an electronically controlled, 12.5-liter JPowerTech diesel engine. The engine features wet-sleeve cylinder liners for exceptional engine cooling. The exclusive Quad-Cool system has proportional fan drive.
  • John Deere 844J Wheel Loader

    The John Deere 844J Wheel Loader is a 7-yard loader powered by an electronically controlled, 12.5-liter JPowerTech diesel engine. The engine features wet-sleeve cylinder liners for exceptional engine cooling. The exclusive Quad-Cool system has proportional fan drive.
  • Cat 990H Wheel Loader

    The Caterpillar 990H wheel loader replaces the 990G Series II. It has impeller clutch torque converter and rimpull control system for superior operator control and optimum power to the ground, and STIC control system. The 990H is engineered for mining, bulk materials handling and high volume earthmoving
  • Cat 990H Wheel Loader

    The Caterpillar 990H wheel loader replaces the 990G Series II. It has impeller clutch torque converter and rimpull control system for superior operator control and optimum power to the ground, and STIC control system. The 990H is engineered for mining, bulk materials handling and high volume earthmoving
  • New Holland W170B And W190B Wheel Loaders

    The W170B and W190B wheel loaders from New Holland have more power, improved functionality and larger cabs than previous models. Tier-3 compliant engines are rated at 195 gross horsepower for the W170B and 227 horsepower for the W190B.
  • New Holland W170B And W190B Wheel Loaders

    The W170B and W190B wheel loaders from New Holland have more power, improved functionality and larger cabs than previous models. Tier-3 compliant engines are rated at 195 gross horsepower for the W170B and 227 horsepower for the W190B.
  • Load And Carry

    Recent wheel loader product introductions generally have been focused on the mid-range class of machines. Manufacturers have upgraded their older models
  • Wadi Miner Retires Old Loaders

    Halfway around the world exists a quarry where there is no drilling or blasting. Here, 1,000 years of floodwater has filled ancient wadis with huge quantities
  • Load And Carry

    Recent wheel loader product introductions generally have been focused on the mid-range class of machines. Manufacturers have upgraded their older models
  • Wadi Miner Retires Old Loaders

    Halfway around the world exists a quarry where there is no drilling or blasting. Here, 1,000 years of floodwater has filled ancient wadis with huge quantities