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The DCS880 variable speed drive features a number of built-in functions, including safe torque off, which prevents unexpected startup of machinery. Photo courtesy of ABB

ABB launches DC variable speed drive

March 4, 2019By

The company released the DCS880 variable speed drive, which can be integrated with the company’s ABB Ability monitoring services.

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Former CalMat exec Gerstell dies

March 4, 2019By

Fred Gerstell, the former chairman and chief executive at CalMat who later served Vulcan Materials as a vice chairman and a director, died last month.

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Eagle Materials CEO retiring, successor named

March 4, 2019By

Dave Powers will retire this summer and Michael Haack, president and COO, will take his place.

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F-Check QR codes on FRD drills allow users to access the drill model, specifications and maintenance intervals. Photo courtesy of FRD USA

FRD USA launches F-Check instant identification system

March 4, 2019By

Furukawa Rock Drill (FRD) USA released the F-Check system, a QR code system designed to optimize dealer and end-user operations.

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The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta, U.S. Concrete, CRH, others share 2018 results

March 4, 2019By

A number of companies released their 2018 results. Find out how each of them performed.

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Martin Marietta: Business fundamentals, demand remains strong

February 28, 2019By

The company expects continued strength in the private sector, as well as increased public-sector activity, to drive shipment, pricing and profitability growth in the months ahead.

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Vulcan: Aggregate pricing improving amid higher input costs

February 28, 2019By

Higher energy costs couldn’t stop the nation’s largest aggregate producer from finishing 2018 strong.

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Granite Construction poised for strong start to 2019

February 28, 2019By

A federal infrastructure bill and a cooperative Mother Nature should spur growth in 2019 for Granite Construction, the company’s president and CEO says.

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