Space-Age Manufacturing

3D Printing Technology Being Used To Supply Hydraulic Fasteners To Customers In The Quarry Industry, Among Others. By Mark S. Kuhar 3D printing technology like that being tested to enable astronauts to manufacture precision parts in space is being used for a more down-to-earth application by Technofast Industries to supply hydraulic fasteners to customers in the mining, quarry, energy, construction…

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A Reclamation Project

June 23, 2021 – Trap Rock Industries is scheduled to cease quarrying activities in 2023 at its 166-acre Moores Station Quarry property, located along the east side of Route 29 near Titusville, N.J. After its lease expires, Mercer County will assume responsibility for the abandoned quarry. The county said that this scenario creates a unique opportunity to transform this property into recreational…

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Could a Closed Quarry Bring Baseball to Oregon?

June 15, 2021 – A Portland, Ore., developer is swinging for the fences with a proposal that not only sets the stage to entice Major League Baseball to Oregon, but also brings needed housing, industry and parks into Rockwood, Ore. And the star of the plan is Knife River’s closed Rockwood sand and gravel quarry. Barry Smith, an architect, has drafted plans to…

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Krumenacher Pens Quarry Regulatory Book

Industry consultant Mark J. Krumenacher, senior principal/senior vice president for GZA GeoEnvironmental, has written a new book, “Quarry Regulatory Control and Permitting: Defending the Foundation of a Sustainable Society.” “There is no book or information source that addresses the extent of regulatory control and oversight and the challenges of permitting,” Krumenacher said. “If you or your partners have experienced the quarry…

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