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It’s a Gold Rush

By Mark S. Kuhar

Discovery Channel’s hit reality series, “Gold Rush,” which began its third season on October 26 at 9:00 p.m. EST, features synthetic screen media manufactured by Polydeck Screen Corp. of Spartanburg, S.C. Placed on a double-deck vibrating screen, the Polydeck polyurethane media allows “the Hoffman Crew” to more effectively size and separate gold-bearing rock at their gold mining claim located in the Klondike region of the Yukon in Northwest Canada.

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The Quarry Bowl

By Mark S. Kuhar

It is the season for college football Bowl Games. You have likely heard of everything from the Rose Bowl to the Poulan Weedeater Bowl. But have you heard of the Quarry Bowl?

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Saying Good-Bye to The Road Connection

By Mark S. Kuhar

After 35,000 miles, 39 states, and nine oil changes, the KPI-JCI Road Connection tour officially came to a close on Sept. 20 in Yankton, S.D. A celebratory rally, attended by Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar and Sales Director Sean Carr, was held at Kolberg Pioneer Inc. headquarters to bring closure to this comprehensive issue-advocacy campaign.

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The Art of Big Equipment

By Susan Kohl

Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor made his love for power tools well known in the ABC television sitcom “Home Improvement.” It was a strange kind of love, but understood by men everywhere. The same holds true for the love of tools of another kind – backhoes, loaders, dump trucks and hard hats. Veteran fine arts painter Brad Burns captures these images through construction art that hangs in construction office lobbies around the world.

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Who are Those ASTM Policy Wonks (And What are They Up To?)

By Mark S. Kuhar

Many people wonder about The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). They just assume that those involved with ASTM committees are like mad scientists sitting in laboratories somewhere analyzing arcane data points to micromanage industry knowledge of construction materials’ performance characteristics.

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