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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.

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.