The Spider Tracker

CEMEX Has Developed Technology That Monitors Concrete During Its Pouring And Hardening To Measure Its Strength In Real-Time. By Mark S. Kuhar CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V has developed a new proprietary technology that monitors concrete during its pouring and hardening to measure its strength in real-time during the construction process. The technology has been named “Spider Tracker” due to its…

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How to Develop Your Employees for the Future

Effective Leaders Work Hard At Developing Their Replacement. By Steve Schumacher Most organizations put a long-range plan together for things like market share, revenue, products lines, etc. Those plans typically extend out for five or 10 years. Fewer organizations put the same time, energy, money, and brain power into putting together a long-range plan for employee development.  The companies that…

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Recovering Water

Can Decanter Centrifuges Solve One Of Your Most Urgent Processing Challenges? By Eric Gentis Before the mining industry can find the most effective and efficient solutions, it is important to first understand the most pressing challenges it faces. Removing valuable resources from the ground involves more than just digging it up, making the material smaller and then loading it on…

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Addressing Conveyor Idler Issues

There Can Be Many Consequences Of A Mistracking Belt, But All Result In Higher Costs And Increased Maintenance. By R. Todd Swinderman On any belt conveyor system that moves bulk materials, the belt must run straight and true to maximize its life, minimize fugitive material and safety hazards, and achieve high system efficiency. There can be many consequences of a…

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The Cooling Distribution Center Market

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the cooling housing market, observing that just as in every prior rising interest rate environment, housing sales have fallen, and new home starts are contracting. This has been true at least 10 times throughout my 50-year career, especially during the Paul Volker and Alan Greenspan stewardships of the Federal Reserve, when both…

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Announcing ‘Women in Aggregates’

A woman’s place is in the aggregates industry. We are pleased to announce that SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Cement Products, Concrete Products, The ASIA Miner and North American Mining magazines  – has launched Women in Aggregates, womeninaggregates.com, a new group dedicated to supporting women working in the aggregates industry.  The initiative follows the efforts of similar…

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