Tag: history

EIW celebrating 150th anniversary at AGG1

March 30, 2022 By

Tim Smith and Mark Krause offered reflections on the company’s long history during a Wednesday press conference at AGG1.

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An underground drill jumbo is an example of percussive drilling. The first mechanized percussive drill was invented in 1844 using compressed air to apply the percussive load to strike the drill. Photo: AcademyBlasting.com

Blasting Through the Ages: A brief history of drilling

June 11, 2020 By

P&Q debuts a four-part series with a reflection on drilling’s centuries-old history and an exploration of exciting technology to come.

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Behind tracked plants such as the SR520, Anaconda Equipment has already brought a number of mobile screening developments to market in North America. Photo courtesy of McLanahan Corp.

How McLanahan and Anaconda came together

February 26, 2020 By

The new partnership between McLanahan Corp. and 
Anaconda Equipment – one forged in 2019 – means new tech developments are ahead.

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More than 100 years ago, Phenix Marble relied on about 200 employees to produce roughly 200,000 cu. ft. of dimensional stone per year. Now, the company is capable of functioning with four employees. Photo: P&Q Staff

Longtime aggregate producer ventures into dimensional stone

February 25, 2020 By

A producer in Springfield, Missouri, recently resurrected a century-old dimensional stone company, and it’s already landed some high-profile projects.

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The Silver Lots outside the Las Vegas Convention Center will be one key draw for aggregate producers who attend ConExpo-Con/Agg. Photo courtesy of ConExpo-Con/Agg

ConExpo-Con/Agg’s origins date back to early 20th century

January 31, 2020 By

Did you know ConExpo and Con/Agg were originally independent events, with the first ConExpo taking place in 1909 and the original Con/Agg taking place in 1928?

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Photo courtesy of Eriez

Eriez commemorates 75th anniversary

January 26, 2017 By

Eriez, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017.

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Braen Stone Industries of Haledon, New Jersey, partners to share its story with a local historical society. Photo courtesy of Jessica Panicucci.

Producer shares its quarry’s history with the community

October 25, 2016 By

Braen Stone Industries, a producer in Haledon, New Jersey, shares some its Lime Crest Quarry’s history with a local historical society.

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Hanson Aggregates’ Ardmore Quarry: An operational overview

September 25, 2016 By

Hanson Aggregates’ Matt Dawes discusses the history of the company’s Ardmore Quarry.

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Key moments in the aggregates industry throughout the past 100 years

June 13, 2016 By

Pit & Quarry captured key moments in the aggregates industry from the last century and shaped them into this decade-by-decade timeline.

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