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Record-setting Bauma bigger than ever

April 16, 2019By

Bauma 2019, the largest construction industry trade show in the world, set show records with more than 620,000 visitors.

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With Apex, Midwest Concrete Materials eliminated re-entering tickets for billing, reducing office time and decreasing the chance for errors, the company says. Photo courtesy of Command Alkon.

How Midwest Concrete Materials simplified dispatch efforts

April 16, 2019By

New technology at Midwest Concrete Materials is helping to minimize a systemic problem producers everywhere face in loadout processes.

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Washington Samuel Tyler set wire product standards and developed equipment that changed the nature of screening. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Haver founder’s descendant pays homage to screening pioneer

April 15, 2019By

Niklas Haver, chairman at Major, a Haver & Boecker company, accepted the 2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame honor on behalf of Washington Samuel Tyler.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Aggregate producers reflect on ‘One MSHA’ initiative

April 12, 2019By

A number of producers are troubled by the shift of Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors from the coal side to metal/nonmetal the initiative.

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In his induction remarks, George Sidney characterized the aggregate industry as a noble industry, one that represents a base for everything. “Everything starts with us,” he says, “whether it’s construction aggregate or the mining and mineral processing industries.” Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Former McLanahan president reflects on his career journey

April 11, 2019By

George Sidney joined McLanahan as a design engineer before working his way up to president and COO. Now he holds a place in the P&Q Hall of Fame.

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Manfred Freissle touched on his signature development, synthetic modular screen media, during his Hall of Fame induction speech. Says Freissle: “We proved it over many years.” Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Faith, family and friends drove Polydeck’s Freissle

April 10, 2019By

Manfred Freissle, the co-founder of Polydeck, describes the support he received throughout his career during his acceptance at the P&Q Hall of Fame.

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The likelihood of the next U.S. recession mirroring the last one is highly unlikely, says FMI’s George Reddin. Photo: iStock.com/zoom-zoom

10 construction materials market drivers

April 9, 2019By

George Reddin, managing director of FMI Capital Advisors, details factors that weighed on the construction materials market in 2018.

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One of the greatest achievements of Gene Fisher, whose Hall of Fame plaque is pictured above, was launching General Steel & Supply, making it possible for him to design, fabricate, field-test, demonstrate, assemble and deliver custom equipment not just for Fisher Sand & Gravel, but for aggregate companies throughout the industry. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Fisher Industries’ president offers tribute to his father

April 9, 2019By

Tommy Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Industries and the son of 2019 inductee Gene Fisher, accepted the honor on behalf of his late father.

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