Virginia Aggregate Producers Receive Awards

The Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance (VTCA), in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy – Division of Mineral Mining, presented the following awards on July 12. Safety Awards are presented to mining operations in Virginia that have met or exceeded a benchmark of safety criteria in their day-to day plant operations. Congratulations to these recipients of…

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Doran Tire Pressure Sensor for OTR Applications

Doran Manufacturing offers a new tire pressure sensor specifically designed for OTR tire applications in mines, quarries and off-road construction. “This sensor was meticulously designed and manufactured to combat the extreme operating conditions of OTR tire applications,” said Jim Samocki, general manager. “The strong performance and reliability results that we’ve seen during on-vehicle field testing combined with successfully passing tests…

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Who is Number One?

February 28, 2014 ­– Who is the largest aggregates producer in the United States? That is the question after Martin Marietta Materials’ acquisition of Texas Industries. Well, in 2013, according to data in public reports, Martin Marietta Materials reported 128,433,000 tons sold. TXI reported 14,600,000 tons sold for a combined total of 143,033,000 tons.

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Q&A with Ekkhart Matthies

How is a company like Weir Minerals helping mine operators prepare for the future while facing the challenges today? As the pressures continue to build on the mining and aggregates industries, mine operators are pressed to identify solutions that maintain, or even, improve their bottom line. Some of the solutions are complicated, some are relatively easy. Many mines around the…

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