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May 17, 2016 – CASE is on the case. CASE Construction Equipment has launched the Dire States Equipment Grant – a new grant that will provide one winning community with...
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ASGCO offers its Retractable Razor-Back System with Split Block Spring-Shoc. This innovative patent-pending design prevents the dangers of working inside the conveyor or breaking the plane of the conveyor, keeping...
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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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Manufacturers in Focus

Superior Industries Inc. completed a major expansion at its manufacturing plant in Columbus, Neb. The expansion creates space and adds capabilities for building newly launched Guardian Horizontal Screens and portable...
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People on the Move

Kolberg-Pioneer Inc., Johnson Crushers International Inc. and Astec Mobile Screens Inc. promoted Ron Griess to North America Sales Director – East.
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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 1980-1989.
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Distributor News

XL Specialized Trailers recently named Hale Trailer, Brake & Wheel its 2015 Dealer of the Year for the second consecutive year. XL presented the award to the dealer on March 30 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
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New Frac Sand Mine on Track for Approval in Minnesota


A proposed frac sand mine in the Buffalo County, Minn., town of Dover appears to be back on track weeks after developers missed a deadline to modify the project, though its ultimate approval is still uncertain, according to the Winona Daily News.

The county’s zoning committee recently voted 3-1 to approve the conditional-use permit and sent it along to the Buffalo County Board of Adjustment for a final vote, with advisory positions both for and against approving it.

The Dover Town Board has called for the permit to be denied, saying the developers have not provided enough clear and detailed information on the project. The zoning committee recommends approving it, but with conditions.

The county zoning committee said the project developer, River Valley Sands of Utica, Minn., should furnish neighboring landowners in Dover with land value protections, as well as descriptions of how it will monitor and protect air and water quality. It should also disclose the chemicals it plans to use to wash sand at the site.

Zoning supervisors Tom Taylor, Fay Passow of Belvidere and Dennis Youngbauer voted in favor of recommending approval. Jim Ziegeweid of Glencoe voted against, saying he stood with the town of Dover.