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  • Martin Stone Builds Its Business

    New Front-End Loader Drives Production from the Quarry Face to the Plant. By Mark Sprouls   Read More
  • Just a Drone Call Away

    Whitaker Contracting goes from Drone to Stone to Streamline Stockpile Measurement. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
  • Outlook/Forecast 2016: All Systems Go, Full Speed Ahead

    With a New Highway Bill in Place, the Future Now Looks Very Bright for the Aggregates Industry. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith   Read More
  • New Brand of Sand

    R.W. Sidley Supplies a Custom Blend for a Downtown Cleveland Renovation Project. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
  • IMI Aggregates’ McCordsville Quarry: A 60-Year Vision Approaches its Final, Successful Chapter

    Every good business plan starts with a vision. And that was certainly what Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) had when it opened its aggregate mining operations in McCordsville, Ind. in 1955. Read More
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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

Feb. 4, 2016 – A ranking of the top U.S. metropolitan areas by the dollar amount of construction starts for commercial and multifamily building shows the New York City metropolitan...
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Prime-Time Products

ContiTech has introduced ContiAlert, a unique conveyor belt monitoring process that allows users to see belt wear in real time.
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Rock Stars

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) served as chairman of the Conference Committee that passed the The Fixing America's Surface Transportation, or FAST Act.
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Manufacturers in Focus

Eriez Vice President of Sales and Marketing Charlie Ingram announces customers around the world made 2015 the most successful year ever for the company in terms of metal detector sales.
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People on the Move

According to McLanahan Corp., as the company has grown, it has continued to evaluate how to best serve its customers around the world. As a result, McLanahan has created a...
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2016 Rock Products Readership Survey

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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 1960-1969.
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Distributor News

Asphalt Concrete Equipment & Supplies (ACE Equipment) of Keene, Ontario, Canada, teamed up with ALLU Group, Inc. in order to better inform customers on equipment usage and techniques that will enhance their profitability.
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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.