Archive for January 2012

No highway bill coming?

January 26, 2012By

In his Innovation NewsBriefs e-newsletter, Ken Orski reports some sobering news in regards to efforts by Congress to get a […]

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Web Exclusive: Conveyor belt repair

January 24, 2012By

A large longitudinal rip and grooving was noticed in the center section of a long overland steel cable […]

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In my backyard

January 20, 2012By

On paper and on ExxonMobil television commercials, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a safe process for extracting oil and […]

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Road rules

January 6, 2012By

NSSGA is following developments in a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule for states, requiring interstate truck drivers to provide […]

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Optimizing the ‘rock factory’

January 6, 2012By

Optimizing the “rock factory” was the common thread running throughout the 2011 Quarry Academy in San Antonio. The […]

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Safety reminders

January 5, 2012By

Safety concerns with bulldozers and highwalls make up MSHA’s latest safety alerts. A string of deaths in the mining industry […]

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Competitive fires

January 5, 2012By

Martin Marietta Materials‘ takeover bid for Vulcan Materials has strengthened the competitive fire between the nation’s two largest aggregate producers. […]

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