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Students learn about cap hook-ups at Missouri S&T. Photo courtesy of Anthony Konya

Training tomorrow’s leaders to work safely

October 22, 2018By , and

The University of Missouri Science & Technology puts the art of experiential learning into effect for the next generation of engineers and supervisors.

Divestitures are sometimes required to complete a deal involving crushed stone, sand and gravel operations. Photo: iStock.com/peuceta

Profiting together with mergers and acquisitions

October 19, 2018By

With M&A activity on the rise, aggregate operations should perform their due diligence when selecting the right path for their business.

The Southeast Missouri Quarry in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is 400 ft. deep and features 10 different benches that produce a variety of materials. Photo courtesy of Delta Companies

Modernizing mine planning and inventory management

October 17, 2018By

A drone is instrumental in enhancing these key areas at Delta Companies, offering some pleasant surprises at the company’s multiple sites.

An oil ring lubricated journal bearing. Photo courtesy of ABB Motors & Mechanical Inc.

The benefits of circulating oil in hydrodynamic bearings

October 15, 2018By

How to increase uptime in ring-lubricated hydrodynamic bearings.

Big data is providing mining executives a picture of their operations that they’ve never had before. Photo Courtesy of Firmatek

Turning data into action

October 12, 2018By

More data means decision makers are more informed, and better information leads to elevated performances.

The Ohio delegation stormed Capitol Hill as part of NSSGA's Legislative & Policy Forum. Pictured from left are Franz Peters (Martin Marietta), Therese Dunphy (Aggregates Manager), Tim Rowan (CRH/The Shelly Company), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Michael Hunt (Martin Marietta) and Pit & Quarry's Kevin Yanik and Rob Fulop. Photo by Ryan Dilworth.

5 takeaways from the industry’s Capitol Hill lobby day

October 1, 2018By

Aggregate producers, manufacturers and allied trade representatives stormed Capitol Hill last week as part of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Legislative & Policy Forum. Here are five takeaways from the lobbying event.

Turner Mining Group. Photo courtesy of Aaron Witt

Hiring’s new horizon

September 28, 2018By

Turner Mining Services, an upstart mine services company, brings a fresh approach to new hires, attracting the talent others so desperately seek behind an intensive social media effort.

Cemex celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Balcones Quarry

Cemex’s Balcones Quarry celebrates 50 years

September 24, 2018By

The producer celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, holding an event to mark the facility’s milestone.