- Published: Thursday, 01 March 2012 14:28
For more than 100 years, Rock Products has been the leading voice of the aggregates industry.
A solid infrastructure is the key to a sound economy. And the nation's infrastructure is dependent upon aggregates production. More than 90 percent of asphalt road pavement, and more than 80 percent of a concrete sidewalk, for instance, is comprised of aggregates.
Rock Products is the leading source of industry information for U.S. and Canadian aggregates operations. Since 1896, stone producers have turned to Rock Products for market analysis and technology solutions. Rock Products' industry-specific content, from its monthly print publication, special supplements and directories; to its website, digital editions and e-news alerts, maintains the same high editorial standard that was set more than a century ago.
Rock Products Introduces the Frac Sand Insider™
The U.S. market for Frac Sand is in the midst of a major economic boom with significant growth continuing for the foreseeable future. The International Energy Agency predicts that more than a half-million new wells will be drilled in the United States by 2035, creating the need for a steady stream of high-quality Frac Sand. According to PropTester Inc. and KELRIK, LLC from its 2011 Proppant Market Report, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, production jumped to 28.7 million metric tons in 2011, a number that many experts think is woefully underestimated—and the expanded business opportunities for companies in the industry are tremendous.
Committed to providing readers with the latest news and information about the frac sand Industry, Rock Products is introducing the Frac Sand Insider. This new newsletter combined with expanding coverage in our magazine and a hosted webinar in October are just part of our commitment to leading the way in supporting frac sand professionals.
|Mark S. Kuhar, Editor
|Josie Smith, Associate Editor,
Concrete Products, Rock Products and Cement Americas
Rock Products, Cement Americas, C&D World
Sources: 1. BPA Circulation Statement Rock Products, June 2012. 2. BPA Circulation Statement Aggregates Manager, June, 2012. 3. Pit & Quarry Verified Audit of Circulation, March 2011
Rock Products is the aggregates industry's leading source for market analysis and technology solutions, a distinction it has held since 1896. Rock Products delivers to its readers critical content focusing on aggregates-processing equipment; operational efficiencies; management best practices; comprehensive market analysis; and emerging trends designed to increase plant profitability.
Rock Products' industry-specific content, from its monthly print publication, special supplements and directories; to its website, digital editions and e-news alerts, maintains the same high editorial standard that was set more than a century ago.
The magazine‚s comprehensive website offers a decade of archived material to assist quarry executives, production managers, maintenance personnel, mining engineering students and market analysts in researching the aggregates market.
Rock Products' experienced staff and contributing editors deliver cutting-edge industry intelligence each day on the web, and in every monthly issue.
Engineering the perfect aggregates plant requires extensive research into the types of equipment on the market. From drilling and blasting to crushing and screening, from conveying and hauling, to loading and automation, Rock Products provides the product reviews, case studies and operational profiles that producers need to keep abreast of the latest aggregates-processing technologies.
Getting the most out of aggregates-processing equipment is critically important to achieve maximum efficiency and profitability. More than any other industry publication, Rock Products brings its readers the tips, tricks and technical advice from industry experts that can make a major difference to the bottom line.
Management best practices
Hiring, salary considerations, safety, community relations, environmental concerns, and permitting issues all require intelligent decisions on the part of quarry management. Rock Products' knowledgeable columnists offer sound advice that managers need to make informed choices and take strategic action.
Comprehensive market analysis
Whether it's quarterly production statistics, information on equipment sales, a breakdown of infrastructure funding, benchmarking data from successful producers, or accurate economic analysis, Rock Products gives its readers the industry "by the numbers" so producers can look ahead on the basis of the facts, not opinion.
The aggregates industry is constantly growing and changing. Rock Products covers fast-emerging industry trends such as green quarrying and sustainability, mobile production and software analysis, from the field, leading its readers into the future one story at a time.
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