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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Reshaping the Future

Innovative Designs And Strategies Will Benefit Quarry Operations Around The World.  By Toni Allen Without technology, there’s no mining. Ever since the most primitive forms of rock extraction with sticks and picks, innovative tools have continuously reshaped the way we gather and produce minerals and metals. As with any industry that focuses on natural resource extraction, increased awareness of the…

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It’s Time for Real-Time Data

Immediate Information Is Key To Conquering Soaring Costs, Rising Demand And Decreasing Manpower. By Kerry Dougan and Diego Larrea-Puemape The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is pumping unprecedented funding into construction projects across the country. While this is all positive, this will result in materials producers being hit with a historically high volume of demand for materials in the…

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From the Ground Up

EHS Technology Drives Accountability In Aggregate Operations. By Ryan Janoch Over the last 50 years, enforcement initiatives and compliance requirements have continued to improve safety conditions and environmental impacts for aggregates operations. However, stricter regulations paired with the labor shortage from the plant and quarry to the office have generated concerns and gaps in the aggregate industry.  It’s critical area…

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Reducing Waste in the Haul Cycle

A Good Dashboard Allows Managers To Manage By Exception, And Also Look Deeper Into The Haul Cycle When Required To Compare Against Site Targets. By Chris van der Loo Optimizing efficiency is an ongoing challenge for any aggregates operator. Identifying, eliminating and controlling waste in the haul cycle is key to staying on schedule and improving the bottom line, but…

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New Loader Technology: The Transparent Bucket

An Exclusive Wheel Loader Option Improves Operator Visibility And Productivity. By Rachel Ori As technology evolves, manufacturers continue to develop tools and machine accessories that allow operators to move about a worksite more safely. One standout item that was introduced in 2021 is the Doosan Transparent Bucket, an exclusive technology from Doosan Infracore North America. This technology is currently available…

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Screening Productivity and Process Flow

For Aggregates Producers, Efficiency Is The Biggest Link To Capacity On Demand. By Carol Wasson Efficient screening is one of the biggest links to high-capacity, multiple-product output. “Most producers want more tons per hour across the screen – but the key to optimum screening is maximizing capacity without losing efficiency – and that involves both art and science,” said Joe…

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Pumping Goes Electric

Tsurumi’s GSZ Pump Lowers A Wisconsin Quarry’s Costs And Eliminates Pollution Concerns. By Mark S. Kuhar A Wisconsin quarry replaced diesel-powered pumps in a newly acquired plant with an electric submersible GSZ pump, saving fuel and labor costs. The change to an electric pump resulted in significant reductions in regular maintenance needs and eliminated environmental concerns associated with diesel pumps.…

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Gerke Excavating Digs Deeper

The Company’s Success Is Measurable By More Than Just A High-Quality Dredge. By Mark S. Kuhar Dredging, by definition, is the process of removing the sediment from a water body (reservoir or channel), transporting and depositing it at another location far away. For some, dredging is undertaken for a variety of reasons including mining, navigation, environmental remediation, flood control and…

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Crushing 101

Downstream Crushing Options For Secondary, Tertiary And Quaternary Crushing. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar In almost all cases, mined rock needs to be crushed and sized before it becomes commercially viable. Aggregates need to be crushed and sized before they can be used to build roads, bridges and buildings, and mineral ore needs to be crushed and sized before it…

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