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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

April 27, 2016 –CNN's website is featuring a photo gallery of the "most spectacular bridges erected in recent years – and a few that could define the skylines of the...
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Prime-Time Products

The new 6204QF Screen is the latest addition to the new Q Series of four-deck screens that is designed to increase production at a lower cost.
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Rock Stars

Brian Peters, E&S director at Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., received the James E. Burch “Steward of the Environment Award” related to an environmental project at the company's Cape Sandy Quarry...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Global cement and minerals-processing company FLSmidth, and Kleemann, part of Wirtgen Group, have signed a long-term cooperation agreement on the supply of cone crushers for mobile applications in the construction...
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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

ProCon JCB will be hosting an open house on Thursday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the company’s headquarters, 461 Pioneer Place, Las Cruces, N.M. In addition to enjoying a free lunch, attendees will have the opportunity...
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Resource Center

Wisconsin Town Votes for Permit Moratorium


The Trempealeau County, Wis., Board in Whitehall voted 12-0 to not consider any new silica-sand removal permits for a year, according to the Pierce County
Herald.

Existing sites will not be allowed to expand, either, while county officials study the impact of frac-sand mining on people’s health. County environmental director Kevin Lien says the public has questions that local officials cannot answer. The moratorium’s author, Supervisor Sally Miller, says it will slow things down and quote, “give us a chance to catch our breath.”

Trempealeau County has 10 frac-sand mines operating, and 16 other sites are in various stages of development after getting permits. Those sites cover more than 4,700 acres. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Trempealeau County has issued more frac-sand mining permits in the last 36 months than any other county in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Wisconsin alone has over 100 facilities.

Supervisor Miller recently complained that fellow County Board member David Suchla broke ethics laws by engaging in his own proposed frac-sand operation with a Texas firm. Suchla admits being in the frac-sand business but said he has not violated anything. A prosecutor in nearby La Crosse is investigating.