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Buama 2019 is set for April 8-14 in Munich, Germany. Photo courtesy of Alex Scheibert.

What will Bauma bring?

March 22, 2019By

Visitors will see the latest industry tech at April’s international expo, which show organizers expect to be the biggest yet.

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Today’s commercial explosives are compound mixtures that contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Photo: iStock.com/Pattadis Walarput

Blasting mechanics revisited: Characteristics of explosives

March 20, 2019By and

Exploring modern products, including the function and selection of explosives based on properties and cost for your blasting process.

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Recycled plastic, seen here being added to asphalt mix, could pave the way into the future. Photo courtesy of Volvo CE

The road of the future

March 11, 2019By

Huge advancements were made in automobiles over the last 50 years, but roads around the world remain largely the same. Might this soon change?

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The box-shaped structure of some water tanks increases capacity by about 20 percent and lowers the load’s overall center of gravity, enhancing stability and safety. Photo courtesy of Philippi-Hagenbuch

Why water tank design matters

March 8, 2019By

Josh Swank, the vice president of sales and marketing at Philippi-Hagenbuch, provides tips to enhance safety and efficiency at your operations.

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This mobile crusher at Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, California, is a sight to see. Weighing 750 tons, the mammoth machine is said to be the largest self-propelled rubber tire crusher in the world. Learn more about “the Krupp,” as Graniterock’s employees lovingly call the crusher, in the March 2019 edition of Portable Plants, sister magazine to Pit & Quarry. Photo: Aaron Witt

Quarry Faces: February 2019

March 7, 2019By

Snapshots from around the aggregate industry.

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Photo: iStock.com/gobalink

Yes, POV is still a thing

March 7, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s pattern of violations (POV) enforcement policy.

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Photo courtesy of IRock

P&Q Profile: IRock Crushers’ Fred Gross

March 6, 2019By

P&Q talks business and equipment developments with Fred Gross, the director of sales and business development at IRock Crushers.

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Workers whose feet are wet for prolonged periods can experience illness or injury as a result. Photo: iStock.com/francisblack

When work boots wear out

March 5, 2019By and

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health is nearing completion of a study measuring work boot tread wear to determine the safety of miners.

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