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Texas Crushed Stone’s approach to a bustling market

January 13, 2020By

The operation features two primary crushing facilities, a secondary crushing plant and a two-mile-long conveyor that all contribute to producing between 8 million and 9 million tpy of crushed stone and manufactured sand.

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Carl Davis, left, and Rob Van Til have been working together at River Aggregates since 2013. Prior to that, the two worked together at Pioneer International and Hanson Aggregates. Photo by Joe McCarthy

How forward thinking got River Aggregates ahead

January 10, 2020By

Advanced planning allowed the company’s managing partners to get in front of any threats to production efficiency at their Rye Plant in Texas.

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Blast performance based on violence

January 8, 2020By and

Violence factor is a revolutionary KPI that managers can quickly use to assess blast performance.

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Best practices for when MSHA requests documents

January 6, 2020By and

Operators are understandably not enthusiastic about turning over materials to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), so preparation is key in the event the agency makes such a request.

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Putting the spotlight on the state of Texas

January 1, 2020By

Pit & Quarry celebrates aggregate producers in the Lone Star State within its January 2020 edition.

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An example of solid and liquid contaminants observed during the shadowing period. Photo courtesy of NIOSH

Overcoming common slip, trip and fall hazards

Check out these proactive measures, based on National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health research, to help your operation avoid serious incidents.

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The cost of aggregate in Clark County, one of 39 counties in Washington state, has doubled in the last five years. Photo courtesy of Bo Storedahl

Washington’s rising aggregate supply crisis

December 29, 2019By

Southwest Washington producers face mounting challenges from their communities and local governments that threaten the supply of construction materials.

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Elevating safety around conveying equipment

December 28, 2019By

Douglas Manufacturing’s Paul Ross, a veteran conveyor component supplier, shares his experience working with aggregate producers around conveyor systems.

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