MSHA Stakeholder Meeting

July 11, 2024 – The Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold its second Silica Stakeholder Meeting both in-person and online. This meeting will take place July 17, at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy, 1301 Airport Rd. Beaver, W.Va., and will also stream online, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please RSVP for the meeting here by July 16. If you have questions regarding the…

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Tailings and Water Management

For Many Sites, Implementing A Strong Tailings Management Program Can Greatly Contribute To Improving The Ability To Retain, Recycle And Reuse Water. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar Water is a finite resource that each quarry operation needs to carefully manage and plan how to best utilize. For many sites, implementing a strong tailings management program can greatly contribute to improving…

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Maximizing Material Recovery

Ontario Construction-Materials Firm Partners With CDE On Ultra-Fines Recovery System. By Mark S. Kuhar Ontario-based sand and aggregate producer James Dick Construction has finalized a major new investment in an ultra-fines recovery system, designed and engineered by wet processing industry experts CDE, as the company solidifies its position as one of the leading suppliers of construction materials in the local…

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Enhancing the Life Cycle

Asset Management Strategies For Water Treatment Plants. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar Water treatment plants face significant challenges in maintaining aging infrastructure while meeting stringent environmental regulations. Asset management strategies play a pivotal role in ensuring uninterrupted operation, minimizing costs and extending the life cycle of critical equipment. In this article, we delve into Castolin Eutectic technologies to address common…

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The AVP Pulse Index for June

June 24, 2024 – The AVP Pulse Index this month rose 0.1% month-over-month, while increasing 3.8% year-over-year.  The index is up 10.5% over the past 36 months. The proprietary AVP Pulse Index – a joint effort between mergers and acquisition advisors Allen-Villere Partners, and Rock Products – illustrates the health of the industry in one single trend line, using relevant data that…

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Crushing and Breaking

Mobile Productivity, New Systems, Solving Producer Challenges and More. By Mark S. Kuhar Aggregates producers are always looking at the latest product innovations and improvements. Here are some of the latest developments in the areas of crushing and breaking. KleemannThe intuitive SPECTIVE operating concept from Kleemann contributes significantly to efficient operability of the Kleemann crushing plants. The mobile application SPECTIVE…

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Rock Products + Young Leaders

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently convened its 2024 Annual Young Leaders Meeting in San Antonio. The event was attended by Rock Products’ prevailing Young Leader, Managing Editor Josephine Patterson. Along with keynotes from industry leaders, the meeting included educational breakout sessions on various topics, such as environmental permitting and drone utilization. The general session featured discussions…

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Infrastructure Decade

May 15, 2024 – When President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in November 2021, he committed to delivering once-in-a-generation investments to rebuild America’s infrastructure and competitiveness. Today, projects across the country are in progress to rebuild our roads and bridges, deliver clean and safe water, tackle legacy pollution, expand access to high-speed internet, and build a clean energy economy for all Americans. The Biden administration…

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