In California, Are Sand And Gravel ‘Minerals’?

A New California Appellate Decision Broadly Interprets Mineral Rights Reservations In Grant Deeds To Include Sand And Gravel. By Mhare O. Mouradian, MaryBeth Heydt and Destinee Burrell As goes California, so goes the nation? When interpreting general mineral reservations in grants or deeds, California courts have not, until recently, considered sand and gravel – aggregate – a “mineral.” That changed…

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ABB Showcases Motor Solutions at AGG1

ABB will showcase its innovative solutions at AGG1 in Nashville on March 25-27. Attendees are invited to visit Booth 717 to learn about the company’s motor line, designed to meet rigorous demands and harsh conditions reliably and efficiently while achieving lower life cycle costs. Connect with ABB experts for insights on safe, reliable products, and integrated operations. Explore innovative solutions…

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Process Machinery Inc. Celebrates Anniversary

Process Machinery Inc. (PMI) is celebrating a legacy of 45 years of excellence in the aggregate industry. PMI has expanded throughout their 45 years to be a full-service provider offering complete plant design and construction, installation, parts, service and rebuilds. PMI provides innovative solutions with technical application and professional engineering expertise. PMI was founded in 1979 by David H. Miles…

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Durex Appoints New Sales and Product Manager

Durex Products Inc. appointed Keegan Nelson as sales and product manager. Nelson brings almost 10 years of experience in the aggregate industry to his new role at Durex Products. Prior to joining Durex, he worked at Martin Marietta as a sales representative. Earlier in his career, there he also led the daily production crew at a secondary crushing plant. His…

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Screening: More Output, Less Waste 

Enhancing Sustainability Through Optimized Production. By Serge Raymond A growing trend within the aggregate industry is adjusting practices with the end goal of creating zero-carbon mines. Increasing operational efficiency is one key approach toward this goal, which requires a cohesive relationship between a plant’s workforce and its equipment, among other factors.  Screen media selection plays a vital role in this…

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Unearthing the Future

Decoding A Decade of Trends in U.S. Aggregate Mining. By Jake Tanner In the ever-evolving world of aggregate mining, understanding the past can be the compass to navigating the future. At Burgex, we’ve always been driven by a thirst for knowledge and a passion for exploration – both underground and within data. Our latest mission? Diving deep into the historical…

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DSC’s Annual ‘Dreducation’ Class Expands

After months of planning, DSC officially announced a significant enhancement to its annual “Dreducation” Class. Its one-day event has now evolved into a comprehensive Three-Day Aggregate Training Short Course to be held Feb. 27-29, 2024, at the Omni Royal Orleans, 621 St Louis St., in New Orleans. “Never done to this magnitude in the aggregate industry this course is set…

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If You Build It

Using Design-Build To Streamline The Process Of Creating A New Quarry Processing Plant. By Raymond Perr The Infrastructure Investment and Job Act is providing unprecedented funding for construction projects across the county. This legislation includes around $550 billion in new federal investments for rebuilding America’s roads, bridges, water infrastructure, and more. Approximately $110 billion is specifically designated for repairing and…

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Van Keppel Is Your One-Stop Shop for Aggregates Equipment

Supported by “the best supply group and aggregate technicians in the Midwest,” the Aggregate Equipment Group at Van Keppel strives to be your one-stop shop for crushing, screening and conveying needs. From concept to crushing you can count on Van Keppel, according to Sam Hayes, aggregate sales manager. The company offers industry leading crushers, screens, conveyors, structures, feeders, bins, pugmills,…

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AI in the Aggregates Industry

A Chat With ChatGPT. By Stuart Burgess Recently I virtually sat down with one of the leading artificial intelligence (AI) platforms that is trained specifically in language models – you can interact with it conversationally. This platform, which became virally popular shortly after launch in late 2022 is known as ChatGPT.  As AI continues to evolve, there is much speculation…

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