Mastering Stratification to Increase Productivity

Increased Stratification Leads To A Greater Quantity Of Fine Material Passing Through The Open Area Of The Screen Media, Increasing The Effective Capacity Of The Machine. By Matthew Armstrong Aggregate and mining producers are likely familiar with the concept of stratification, a natural phenomenon vital to their material screening productivity. Stratification is the process by which vibration in a bed…

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Recycling Asphalt Waste A Solution To Material Shortages

Managing And Procuring Materials In The Construction Industry Is Rapidly Becoming A Concern, Due To Material Shortages And Rising Costs.  The tasks behind maintaining roads involve removing the old asphalt and laying down a new layer. Recycling old materials requires time to crush everything down to usable size. Now, the question is: how do you speed up this process?  In…

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McLanahan Builds Its Largest Primary Impact Crusher

The New Holland Style Impactor Weighs More Than 200,000 lb. and Can Handle Up To 3,500 TPH Of Quarry Shot Rock. McLanahan Corp. has built and shipped the largest primary impact crusher it has ever manufactured – a New Holland style impactor weighing more than 200,000 lb. The impactor has a 74-in. wide by 125-ft. tall feed opening and can…

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The Labor Shortage

Examining The What, Why And How Behind An Ever-Growing Problem. By the Association of Equipment Manufacturers “It feels like a perfect storm… A hurricane and a tornado, all rolled up into one.” Dr. Rachel Sederberg didn’t mince words when describing the seriousness of the labor shortage in the United States. It’s long been a problem, and now it’s getting (much)…

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Hitachi ZW550-6 Construction Wheel Loader

POWERFUL VERSATILITY. When you’re looking to maximize productivity, get the powerful digging force and substantial lifting and loading capacity of the Hitachi ZW550-6. Easy to maneuver, smooth to operate and user friendly, it’s designed to boost your efficiency and safety, and is always ready to work hard on a variety of job sites. Visit online now.

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Leading the Digital Information Revolution

The New Partnership Between Rock Products and Burgex Brings Powerful New Tools to Aggregates Producers. For 20 years, the Aggregates Atlas has been one of the industry’s leading information sources. Featuring maps and listings, readers were able to see the location of aggregates operations throughout the United States. But the print version of the Atlas had its limitations.  In metropolitan areas…

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Thompson Pump Says Get “Pumpared” for Hurricane Season

The early predictions are out, and 2022 is expected to be another above-average hurricane season. According to scientists at Colorado State University, there will be at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes, four of which could be Category 3 or higher. Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co. is dedicated to helping pump owners and municipalities weather the storm. While storm…

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Williamson Confirmed as New MSHA Assistant Secretary

The U.S. Senate held a voice vote and confirmed Chris Williamson as the next assistant secretary for mine safety and health. The West Virginia native comes to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) where he was senior counsel to Chair Lauren McFerran.  Prior to working at the NLRB, Williamson held positions at…

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NSSGA, ARTBA Appeal to Supreme Court on Clean Water Act

Confusing rules promulgated by federal agencies under the Clean Water Act (CWA) are hurting the transportation construction sector’s ability to deliver infrastructure improvements that benefit all Americans, according to an amicus brief filed April 13 with the U.S. Supreme Court by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).  In the brief,…

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