Says PPI’s Jeff Poe: “You can have a conveyor track perfectly in the center for years, and then all of a sudden it will want to track to the left or the right.” Photo: P&Q Staff

Making sense of construction materials right now

August 31, 2023By , and

FMI Capital Advisors leaders explain how producers are prevailing in various ways despite uncertainty within the market.

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Conveyor components to help boost your operation (Part 1)

August 30, 2023By

Take a look at some of the latest offerings in conveyor components from Flux Drive, Superior Industries, Tecweigh and Van der Graaf.

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Three of the 16 fatalities the Mine Safety & Health Administration recorded through the end of July were classified as powered haulage. Photo: P&Q Staff

How far does MSHA jurisdiction extend beyond mine property?

August 29, 2023By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez provide an update on a case involving where the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) jurisdiction ends.

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Aggregate producers are forecasting several more years of significant growth, but attracting talented people to the industry remains a real challenge. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Aggregate production healthy thus far in 2023

August 28, 2023By

2023 might not be one for the record books, but producers will take the outcomes they’ve gotten given high interest rates, materials prices and ongoing labor shortages.

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Conveyor tools, equipment for aggregate operations

August 25, 2023By

Check out some of the latest offerings in conveying tools and equipment from Flexco, Masaba and Smiley Monroe.

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Slowing the speed of the screw will allow finer sand to be processed. Photo: EIW

Best operational practices for fine material washers

August 23, 2023By

Eight tips to elevate uptime and, ultimately, get more sand out of your equipment.

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Thieves are capable of moving heavy equipment onto a trailer within minutes for transport to a quick sale. Photo: ablokhin/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Preventing theft of your essential equipment

August 23, 2023By

With more pressure on supply and profit margins, aggregate producers cannot afford to lose assets to theft or fraud.

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The latest advancements in portable plants

August 21, 2023By

Take a look at some of the latest portable plants that debuted in the market, including offers from EvoQuip, MDS, Screencore and Screen Machine.

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Pronto’s autonomous hauling system allows mine operators to store saved routes and share them with trucks throughout their fleet. Photo: Pronto

How mining operations are adopting autonomy

August 18, 2023By

The benefits of autonomous hauling are becoming evident as mining operations utilize the technology more.

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