The Quarry & Aggregates (Q&A) Forum

Rock Products Presents The 2023 Quarry And Aggregates (Q&A) Forum: Industry Thought Leaders Open Up About The Aggregates Industry, Market Conditions, Artificial Intelligence And More.  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 feature, manufacturers and service providers comment on the…

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McLanahan Dewatering Screens Have a Wide Variety of Applications

Dewatering Screens have a wide variety of applications, including dewatering, desliming, degritting, rinsing, scrubbing, sizing and washing. They are designed to produce a consistent drip-free product and handle materials such as sand, gravel, crushed aggregates, frac sand, industrial sands, mineral sands, hard rock, precious metals ore, coal, iron ore, salt and other granular materials, according to McLanahan Corp. Surface moisture…

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The Rock Products Road Show

The Rock Products Road Show – an “Economics + Equipment” informational session – rolled into Thompsonville, Mich., on July 21 for the Michigan Aggregates Association’s (MAA) summer meeting, held at the Crystal Mountain Resort. I was pleased to be the ringleader of the event, serving as “chief cook and bottle-washer,” as the saying goes.  The session was a textbook demonstration…

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The Rock Products Road Show Rolls into Michigan

 The Rock Products Road Show – an “Economics + Equipment” informational session – rolled into Thompsonville, Mich., on July 21 for the Michigan Aggregates Association’s (MAA) summer meeting, held at the Crystal Mountain Resort. “The session was a textbook demonstration of ‘power-learning,’” said Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar, who moderated the Road Show.  An all-star cast of presenters – including Pierre Villere, from Allen-Villere Partners;…

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The Rock Products Road Show

July 17, 2023 – The Rock Products Road Show – an “Economics + Equipment” informational session – will roll into Michigan on July 21 for the Michigan Aggregates Association’s summer meeting. Editor Mark Kuhar will head up an all-star cast of presenters including Pierre Villere, from Allen Villere, Mark Krause from McLanahan Corp., Vince Schlatter from Superior Industries and Matt Lepp from VDG. There will be…

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Tailings Management

Decanter Centrifuge Vs. Belt Press Vs. Filter Press: Which Is Best For Tailings Management? By Mark S. Kuhar All aggregate and mining operations with a wet-processing plant will produce a waste stream. This waste stream consists of tailings – the process water and fine solids, clay and other deleterious material removed during the washing process. Traditionally, these tailings are sent…

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McLanahan Corp. Finalizes Diefenbach Acquisition

McLanahan Corp. has finalized the acquisition of Diefenbach, which was announced in February 2023. Diefenbach, a leading manufacturer of filter presses and thickeners based in Medolago, Italy, has been designing and manufacturing liquid-solid separation equipment since 1907. With thousands of installations around the globe, Diefenbach provides solutions for filtration and dewatering applications in a wide range of industries, including chemicals…

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McLanahan’s Diefenbach Deal Expands Product Offerings

McLanahan Corp. signed an agreement to acquire Diefenbach, an Italian manufacturer of filter presses and thickeners based out of Medolago, Italy. The two companies, which have been working together on projects since 2013, expect the acquisition to close during the second quarter of 2023. Diefenbach has been a leader in liquid-solid separation using filter presses since its founding in 1907,…

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The Best of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023

Rock Products’ Spring Product Roundup Focuses On The Equipment, Technology And Services Displayed At North America’s Largest Trade Show. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Look for additional reports featuring equipment and technology seen at ConExpo-Con/Agg in upcoming issues of Rock Products. – Ed. After five jam-packed days of innovative product launches and major company announcements, enlightening education sessions…

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