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Tag: Zach Mentz

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

Revamping your plant, rolling stock and more

November 22, 2019By

Aggregate producers share their equipment purchasing and exploration plans for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020.

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FEC Quarry in Miami is the third-largest producer of crushed stone in the United States, according to the latest United States Geological Survey rankings. Photo by Zach Mentz

How Cemex’s new loadout technology is transforming FEC Quarry

October 21, 2019By

The nation’s third-largest crushed stone operation debuted an innovative ordering system that’s expediting loadout like never before in Miami.

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Dozens of exhibitors displayed their latest drone technologies at this year’s Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas. Photo: Zach Mentz

What you missed at Commercial UAV Expo

November 12, 2018By

Takeaways for aggregate producers from the annual commercial drone trade show.

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The frac sand market is booming once again, and producers are churning out sand at rampant rates. Photo courtesy of Mark Krause

High demand for frac sand

September 24, 2018By

The market is back and bigger than ever, and it isn’t showing signs of slowing anytime soon.

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Photo by Zach Mentz

How Hanson and a waste service company work together

August 13, 2018By

Hanson Aggregates and Republic actively collaborate on a site outside of San Diego where mined cells are quickly transitioned to landfill.

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Photo courtesy of mclanahan corp.

The basics of crushing

June 1, 2018By

Bring the new hire of your crushing operation up to speed with these introductory-level pointers.

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Photos courtesy of Volvo Construction Equipment

The importance of crusher plant placement

May 31, 2018By

Savage Stone reversed its workflow to put its primary crusher at the bottom of the pit so it’s hauling rock downhill instead of up.

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