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Loretta Sorensen is a freelance writer in Yankton, S.D. She produces material on a variety of topics, serves as a ghostwriter, and has authored her own books.

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Emerging technology makes drilling and blasting easier Posted on 17 Mar 2020 in the featured & Features categories.

Strayos developed software that employs artificial intelligence to provide highly detailed 2-D and 3-D virtual models of blasting sites.

Myrl & Roy’s Paving still going strong Posted on 13 Nov 2019 in the featured & Features categories.

Motivated by sheer determination and a will to win, the founders of the South Dakota company took a tremendous risk a half-century ago when they started their own business.

Rail system positions Trap Rock & Granite for growth Posted on 17 Aug 2018 in the featured & Features categories.

A sophisticated rail system that enhances speed and accuracy of loading and weighing positions one up-and-coming quarry operation well in its market.

Canyon Rock strives for full plant automation Posted on 12 Mar 2018 in the featured & Features categories.

New software and hardware have allowed California producer Canyon Rock to operate more efficiently, with the long-term goal of full automation in the quarry.

New plant, automation system double operation’s production capacity Posted on 10 Nov 2017 in the featured & Features categories.

Ohio limestone operation Duff Quarry Inc. more than doubled its production capacity with a new plant and an automated system.

How a section of the Thornton Quarry became a key reservoir Posted on 19 Jun 2017 in the featured & Features categories.

The north lobe of the Thornton Quarry is serving well as a nearly 8 billion-gallon dirty water reservoir in Great Chicago's floodwater management plan.

Suppressing weeds in the quarry environment Posted on 01 May 2017 in the featured & Features categories.

Suppressing invasive weeds in the quarry may have a significant impact on your bottom line.

Clarification system enhances water quality, conserves resources Posted on 20 Mar 2017 in the featured & Features categories.

A one-of-a-kind water clarification system is allowing the Cemex Balcones Quarry to improve water quality and conserve local water resources.