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Photo courtesy of Polydeck

P&Q Profile: Polydeck’s Ron Kuehl

January 17, 2019By

A conversation with the executive vice president for Polydeck Screens.

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2019 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo educational sessions

January 8, 2019By

The 2019 AGG1 Academy & Expo features more than 60 educational sessions for producers, manufacturers and all industry employees to learn more about how to improve their operation.

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U.S. Concrete and its subsidiary, Polaris Materials obtained the permits necessary to increase the volume of aggregate imports at its terminal in Long Beach, California. Polaris can now deliver up to 2 million tons of aggregate each year, effectively doubling its throughput capacity. Photo courtesy of U.S. Concrete

Quarry Faces: December 2018

December 26, 2018By

Snapshots from around the aggregate industry.

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Hanson Aggregates - Penns Park Quarry Conveyor, Newtown, Pennsylvania. Photo: Zach Mentz

Inside Hanson Aggregates’ Penns Park Quarry

December 21, 2018By

Take a look at the 900-ft.-long conveyor that kept a Hanson Aggregates operation In Pennsylvania moving along.

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Idling engines can use a considerable amount of fuel. A large diesel engine, for example, can consume as much as one gallon of fuel every hour it idles. Photo courtesy of Petro-Canada Lubricants

Alleviating the effects of idling engines

December 20, 2018By

How lubricants offer protection while improving fuel economy

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MSHA Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo addressed seat belt safety earlier this year at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Annual Convention, stating that it is very difficult to enforce. Says Zatezalo: “I would tell you from my own experience that my father would never wear a seat belt. Toward the end of his life I bought him a car and he started wearing a seat belt. He said the dings and alarms made it easier to put the seat belt on.” Photo courtesy of the NSSGA

Workplace exams, streamlining and scofflaws

December 19, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez offer a report on the Mine Safety & Health Administration activity in 2018.

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Through technology, a number of dealers are capable of estimating when a component on key equipment is likely reaching the end of its life. This capability expedites the parts replacement process and minimizes the impact on production. Photo courtesy of Komatsu

Prioritizing safety, uptime in new ways

December 18, 2018By

Lee Heffley, vice president and regional sales manager at Brandeis Machinery, examines dealer priorities for 2019.

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ire pressure monitoring systems are changing the way decision makers receive information. Photo courtesy of Bridgestone.

Smart products, integrated tech rise

December 17, 2018By

Rob Seibert, executive director of off-the-road tire sales at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, details how tech influenced aggregate operations this year.

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