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MAR 2017

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2 • ROCK products • March 2017 www.rockproducts.com PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 120 ISSUE 3 • March 2017 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Drilling & Blasting Rockmore's Vector Rod System Advances Drilling Loading & Hauling Komatsu Introduces PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator Crushing & Breaking How Much Does It Cost To Operate A Crusher? Material Handling & Conveying Improved Belt Cleaning Reduces Maintenance at Image Materials Screening & Sizing Atlantic Civil Replaces Sand Screw with Cyclone Technology Automation & Energy Littelfuse Introduces Motor Protection Relays with Wireless Monitoring Loadout & Transportation Reliable Trucking Increases Payload with Kenworth Engines Maintenance & Wear Parts New Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 Extends Drain Intervals 70 ConExpo-Con/Agg Showfloor Showcase Here Are Some of The Companies You Will Find on the Exhibit Floor at This Year's Show. By Mark S. Kuhar Benchmark 2017: An Exclusive Survey Rock Products' Annual Survey On the Opinions, Concerns and Buying Intentions of Producers. By Mark S. Kuhar Pop-Up Production A Start-Up Portable Washing Operation Follows Paving Action Down the Highway. By Carol Wasson Settling Suspended Solids An Innovative Sludge-Thickening System Delivers Cost-Effective Wash Water Clarification. By Carol Wasson Field Testing for AN Blend Explosives Blends Of Ammonium Nitrate and Emulsion Explosives are Gaining Widespread Popularity. By Anthony Konya and Dr. Calvin J. Konya 20 48 52 ON THE MARK Welcome Back My Friends... By Mark S. Kuhar FIRST LOOK The Industry at a Glance 4 IN THE KNOW News, Events, Stats and More 1 6 MANAGEMENT By Steve Schumacher 87 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 88 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 89 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 93 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 92 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates; and ALJ Decisions 95 ADVERTISERS INDEX 103 LAST CALL A Bridge to Tomorrow By Mark S. Kuhar 104 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 18 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 16 Cover Photo Courtesy of Superior Industries. 72 74 76 80 82 84 86 54 58 LAW By Brian Hendrix 90 CEMENT AMERICAS 98

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