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MAR 2017

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14 • ROCK products • March 2017 www.rockproducts.com I N D U S T RY N E W S IN THE KNOW Suspended Magnets • Metal Detectors 888-300-3743 • www.eriez.com Booth 91411 Heavy-Duty Vibratory Feeders Mechanical Feeders • Low profile design • Faster feed rates for highest capacities Electromagnetic Feeders • No wear parts • Energy efficient AC operation Mechanical & Electromagnetic Feeders • Feeds stockpile hoppers • For the toughest environments • Wear-resistant & non-stick liner Feb. 10 was officially named "Dolese Day" by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. The date marks 115 years of Dolese Bros. Co. helping to build Oklahoma. "The American way of life as we know it would not be possible without the building materials produced by the aggregates industry," said Dolese President and CEO Mark Helm. "Each American uses about 10 tons of aggre- gates every year. From roads and bridges to paint, pharmaceuticals and cleaning products, aggregates play a vital role in our daily lives. They are essential to building the very foun- dations of our homes, schools and hospitals in our communities." profit from the recent divestiture of NESL's PSI traffic and safety business. Speaking of the acquisitions, Paul Detwiler III, chief executive officer of NESL, commented, "Together with our $46.5 million of debt reduction in the previous two quarters, the Berks County acquisitions demonstrate the viability of our profit enhancement plan initiated five years ago. The acquisitions were completed with no additional long-term debt and will push our operating profit to record highs. We have now shown our ability to grow operating profit while reducing debt – a cornerstone of our operating plan going forward." FAST FACT Dolese is now proudly employee-owned and a full-service construction supply and material op- eration, employing more than 1,100 people in two states. Dolese Day Proclaimed by Oklahoma Governor Dolese was established in 1902 to furnish quarried rock for railroad construction. The company is now a proudly employee-owned and full-ser- vice construction supply and material operation, employing more than 1,100 people at more than 70 facilities throughout Oklahoma and Louisiana. "We have a great story to tell as a company," said Helm. "From humble beginnings to today's operation span- ning more than 70 facilities across two states, Dolese remains focused on the same principles that have been guiding the company for over 100 years – a ded- ication to service and quality at a fair price. We are looking forward to the next 115 years." "We are proud of the fact that Dolese is older than the State of Oklahoma. We work hard every day to live up to our motto, Dolese Delivers," said Helm. To celebrate its 115-year milestone, Dolese Bros. lauched Dolese115.com. Visitors to the website can view videos and a collection of historic photos of the company. ? Got News? Send information and updates about your company to: mkuhar@mining.media.com

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