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Autonomous vehicles and MSHA

April 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine evolving aggregate industry tech and how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will respond.

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Today, Turner Mining Group employs over 150 miners through several different projects across the United States. Photo courtesy of BuildWitt Media.

P&Q Profile: Turner Mining Group’s Keaton Turner

April 5, 2019By

P&Q talks workforce development, the future of the aggregate industry and a summer outlook with Keaton Turner, president of Turner Mining Group.

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A Caterpillar 777D haul truck operator traverses a pit at Hanson Aggregates’ Bridgeport Plant in Chico, Texas. The plant, in operation since 1956, utilizes a series of 777Ds and other Cat equipment in the pit. Photo courtesy of Lehigh Hanson

Quarry Faces: March 2019

April 1, 2019By

A look around the aggregate industry.

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If 21st century technology can improve both jobsite safety and production, there’s no reason not to embrace change. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

Safety tech: The next sensation

March 29, 2019By

A healthy blend of smart technologies and tried-and-true approaches is the ticket to next level-safety in the aggregate industry.

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To maintain a safe washing operation, walk it daily, train personnel on the proper lockout/tagout procedures associated with equipment, and keep the area around the plant clean. Photo courtesy of McLanahan Corp.

Safety practices to follow around washing, classifying equipment

March 27, 2019By

Keeping your site clean and training operators on safety procedures have long-lasting benefits for your personnel and equipment.

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Indoor and outdoor exhibits were available to those who attended World of Concrete 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Photo courtesy of Informa Exhibitions

World of Concrete reflects industry strength

March 25, 2019By

A robust World of Concrete, which brought some new equipment to market, is a positive sign of the times.

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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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