Rock Products Logo



Metso Celebrates 150th Anniversary

MF091718 MetsoThis year, Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary. The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern way of life, the company stated.

Read more: Metso Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Bridgestone Expanding Tire Production at Illinois Plant

MF071918 BridgestoneBridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced a $12 million investment that will expand production to include popular off-the-road (OTR) tire sizes at its Bloomington, Ill., plant. The plant will produce multiple sizes and patterns in 29-, 33- and 35-in. OTR tires, which until now have only been produced by Bridgestone in Japan.

Read more: Bridgestone Expanding Tire Production at Illinois Plant

McCloskey Acquires Lippmann-Milwaukee

MF083118 McCloskeyScreening and crushing manufacturer McCloskey International has acquired Lippmann-Milwaukee Inc., a privately-held international manufacturer of aggregate crushing equipment. The products are sold across the aggregate, mining and recycling industries.

Read more: McCloskey Acquires Lippmann-Milwaukee

Weir Completes Acquisition of ESCO

MF071819 WeirLogoThe Weir Group PLC completed the acquisition of ESCO Corp., a leading provider of ground engaging tools for surface mining and infrastructure markets, for an enterprise value of $1,285 million. It follows regulatory clearance for the transaction, which was first announced in April.

Read more: Weir Completes Acquisition of ESCO