The Crushing Costs of Poor Screening

Inefficient Screening Silently Tallies Up Costs As Material Is Needlessly Recirculated Through The Crusher. By Serge Raymond Efficient crushing is a critical factor in a screening plant’s profitability. Crushers are a significant investment, both to own and to operate, and the entire process depends on the crusher to work effectively.  But what often goes unnoticed – and frankly, undiagnosed –…

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The Quarry & Aggregates (Q&A) Forum (Part 2)

Rock Products Presents The Second Part Of Its Annual Q&A Forum. Manufacturers Talk About Equipment And Technology. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Each year, Rock Products reaches out to industry thought leaders to get their take on the aggregates industry. In this, the second of a two-part series, manufacturers comment on equipment and technology and how it is…

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2022 Outlook & Forecast

Rebuilding America Starts With Rock.  By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson As 2021 becomes 2022, the aggregates industry is looking forward with great optimism. The passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – a once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill – will do that. While the IIJA no doubt signals a vibrant future for the industry there…

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Mineral Commodity Summaries

Snapshots For The Crushed Stone, Construction Sand And Gravel, Industrial Sand, Cement, Lime And Gypsum Markets. Each mineral commodity chapter of the 2021 edition of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) includes information on events, trends and issues for each mineral commodity. The MCS is the earliest comprehensive source of 2020 mineral production data for the world.…

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Bucket Wheel on Your Bucket List

A Crew Of Technicians And Engineers Undertook An Effort To Optimize Aggregate Production At The Howe Ross Pit. By Andrew Renia and Andrew Snoby The Tomlinson Group of Companies is Eastern Canada’s leader in environmental, construction and transportation infrastructure services. The third-generation family-owned business is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.  Through six decades of growth and innovation, Tomlinson has become a…

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New Plan Means a New Plant

C.F. Poeppelman Moves Its Operation Down Into The Quarry To Increase Production And Efficiency. By Mark S. Kuhar C.F. Poeppelman Inc. has been providing Midwestern Ohio with aggregates products since 1979. Based in Bradford, Ohio, the company has facilities that are centrally located near the border of two states and between four county seats.

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