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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

June 27, 2016 – With summer construction work in full swing, ConExpo-Con/Agg has launched a social media sweepstakes that gives the hardworking men and women of the construction and aggregates...
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Prime-Time Products

Powerbit, the all-new range of top hammer bits for surface drilling, gets more feet before the first regrind. The Atlas Copco Powerbit series is designed to last longer with increased...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Since 1968, ACS Industries has been in the business of providing attachments for large-scale earthmoving and construction equipment. In the aftermath of the recessionary economy of 2008 and 2009, the...
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People on the Move

McLanahan Corp. welcomed Jeff High to the company as global product manager – crushing and screening.
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Rock Stars

At a special luncheon held on May 24 at the Nashville Music City Center, Ben R. Rechter, member of Rogers Group's (RGI) board of directors and grandson to RGI-founder Ralph...
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120th Anniversary Celebration

In This Special Year-Long Series Celebrating Our 120th Year Publishing Milestone, Rock Products Presents A History Of The Aggregates Industry. In This Issue, We Cover The Years 2000-2009.
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Distributor News

McAllister Equipment Co. announced the promotion of Park J. Allison to vice president of sales. Based at the company’s headquarters in Alsip, Ill., Allison will be responsible for providing leadership and coordination for McAllister’s sales function. He will develop strategies...
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Resource Center

Review Process for Frac Sand Plants Being Discussed


The Buffalo County Land Resources Department is drafting guidelines to help towns review proposed frac sand mining projects, according to the Winona Daily News. The guidelines are the next step toward allowing towns to have direct input on proposals in their jurisdiction, a plan the county included in its updated frac sand regulations earlier this year.

Towns now have advisory say in approving or denying applications. While town boards are in charge of running their own meetings and review processes, a guide created by land resources is intended to help address common issues and questions that arise, particularly because the land resources staff has limited resources.

Staff participation at town board meetings would be limited to the first review of an application, mostly to answer questions and provide general information.

Zoning technician Peter Stoltman said land resources should play a limited role in mining permit reviews at the town level.