Here’s to the Young Leaders

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Aug. 7, 2020 – You have to give the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Young Leaders group credit. They didn’t let COVID-19 stop them from holding their 2020 annual meeting. It was held virtually, with enthusiasm and gusto. Rock Products’ Associate Editor Josephine Patterson, an active participant, was on-hand for the event, you can read her recap here. Rock Products is a proud sponsor of…

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Fragmented Software Systems a Roadblock to Digital Evolution

By Katherine James Fragmented software application landscapes are common in the mining sector and inhibit much needed business transformation. We often see enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions with a variable mix of enterprise asset management (EAM), project management, and workforce planning and scheduling optimization systems. On top of that, we have scores of Excel spreadsheets to add to the complexity.

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Mining for Operational Excellence

By Colin Beaney Operational excellence in the mining industry is of critical importance because everyone operates in a similar way. The mining company that has complete end-to-end visibility of its natural resource extraction and marketing processes; that understands the importance of HR in asset management; and uses operational intelligence to inform its decisions will be the one to outperform its…

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The Mark S. Walsh Award

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May 1, 2019 – At this year’s NSSGA Young Leaders Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, S.C., Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Patterson presented U.S. Concrete’s Brian Mahavier with the group’s coveted Mark S. Walsh Leadership Award. Rock Products sponsors this annual award, given to the one individual that, according to the award: “Exemplifies the leadership traits of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment and whose efforts in…

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