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  • From Rocks to Gold

    A Special Rock Products Interview With Dave Turin Of The Hit Discovery Channel Television Series ‘Gold Rush.’ By Mark S. Kuhar Read More
  • Benchmark 2015: An Exclusive Survey

    Rock Products’ Annual Survey On the Opinions, Concerns and Buying Intentions of Producers Reveals What is On The Industry’s Collective Mind. By Mark S. Kuhar Read More
  • Dealing with DPM

    Using Real-Time Diesel Particulate Matter Measurements to Optimize the Implementation of Administrative Controls. By James Noll, Larry Patts and Roy Grau   Read More
  • Washing Where They Are Going

    High-Tech Wash Plant At Geddes Group Quarry Is Efficient Solution For Solving High Silt Problem. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
  • County Tyrone: Ireland's Crushing and Screening Mecca

    Northern Ireland is home to many quarries and manufacturers of equipment for the global aggregates industry. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
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Rock from the Road: Blog and Travelogue

article thumbnailApril 13, 2015 – The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has unveiled legislative language designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). It is in response to the recent announcement that EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers had sent the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule to the Office of Management and...

Prime-Time Products

article thumbnailFairbanks Scales Inc. offers its Talon Series Highway Vehicle Scales with Intalogix technology. Boasting long-lasting construction, the Talon is offered in two capacities to meet unique application requirements.

Rock Stars

article thumbnailRon DeFeo, chairman and chief executive officer of Terex Corp. is the sole recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) highest honor – the 2014 “ARTBA Award.” It was presented at an April 14 luncheon during the association’s Federal Issues Program in Washington, D.C.
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Manufacturers in Focus

article thumbnailEllicott Dredges is reporting strong sales efforts over the past 15 months with shipments of dozens of dredges to more than a dozen countries. Ellicott considers an outstanding aspect of this performance to be its exceptionally strong sales to the U.S. market, particularly for dredging contractors.

People on the Move

article thumbnailTerex Washing Systems (TWS) announced the appointment of Global Sales Director Iain Walker, who will lead the growing TWS sales team, based at the TWS headquarters facility in Northern Ireland. Responding to business growth and increased customer demand the sales director will be responsible for growing TWS business across key markets globally. He will work closely with the sales, marketing,...

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The national estimated average price-per-gallon for off-highway diesel fuel as of March 26 is $2.574. That is lower than the previous comparison price-per-gallon of $2.688.

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.