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Not Digging for Rocks This Time, Only Airplanes

By Mark S. Kuhar

Two excavators and a backhoe made by Staffordshire, England-based JCB are about to embark on a mission to help recover Spitfire warplanes designed by one of that county’s most famous sons and believed to be buried in Burma. The unassembled planes are thought to have been hidden in the ground by American engineers across three sites as World War II drew to a close.

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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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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 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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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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