Rock Products

NOV 2017

Rock Products is the aggregates industry's leading source for market analysis and technology solutions, delivering critical content focusing on aggregates-processing equipment; operational efficiencies; management best practices; comprehensive market

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4 • ROCKproducts • November 2017 PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 120 ISSUE 11 • November 2017 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Caterpillar Details Expanded Autonomous Mining Truck Capabilities Developed With Torc Robotics Drilling & Blasting Atlas Copco Targets Zero-Emission Underground Drilling Loading & Hauling Yokohama Tire Corp Offers Five New OTR Tires Crushing & Breaking KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens Release Drop-In Carbides for VSI Material Handling & Conveying Martin Engineering Offers Conveyor Systems Tracking Technology Screening & Sizing Major Wire Industries Offers Flex-Mat 3 Pumps & Motors Netzsch Multiple Screw Pumps Deliver Asphalt Handling Solutions Drones & Loadout The Use of Drones Has Exploded Maintenance & Wear Parts Tire Rotation – Is There Still Value In The Practice? 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 2017 Quarry and Aggregates (Q&A) Forum: Industry Thought Leaders Open Up On Where We Are Going and How We Will Get There. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith 18 ON THE MARK What Sand Shortage? By Mark S. Kuhar FIRST LOOK The Industry at a Glance 6 IN THE KNOW News, Events, Stats and More 1 8 MANAGEMENT By Steve Schumacher 41 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 42 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 43 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 47 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 46 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 49 ADVERTISERS INDEX 53 LAST CALL In Case You Want to Rock Your Phone By Mark S. Kuhar 56 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 17 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 16 40 LAW By Mark Savit 44 CEMENT AMERICAS 50

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