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2 • ROCK products • September 2018 www.rockproducts.com PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 121 ISSUE 9 • September 2018 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Equipment & Technology Volvo Construction Equipment Testing 5G Technology Drilling & Blasting Reduce Overall Costs And Increase Productivity With Digishot Plus 4G Loading & Hauling Komatsu Introduces New Wheel Loader Crushing & Breaking Epiroc SB Hydraulic Breakers For Underground Applications Material Handling & Conveying EDGE Innovate Track Stacker for Robust Applications Screening & Sizing Superior Industries Displays New Modular Wash Plant Pumps & Motors Inspection Guidelines for Maximum Pump Life and Output Performance Drones & Loadout Aerial Image and Data Acquisition for Aggregates Producers Maintenance & Wear Parts Withstanding Extreme Wear in Bulk Material Handling Equipment 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 43 Back from the Brink Ohio Basic Minerals Reinvents Itself with New Equipment and a New Direction. By Mark S. Kuhar Pick Up the Drone Wendling Quarries Banks on Drone-Based Aerial Intelligence. By Mark S. Kuhar Modularity Matters Texas-Based Sand And Gravel Company Relocates Its CDE Wet Processing Plant To New Site To Optimize Return On Investment. By Mark S. Kuhar 24 28 30 ON THE MARK If You Will Permit Me 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 47 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 48 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 49 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 53 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 52 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 55 ADVERTISERS INDEX 57 LAST CALL BASF Panel Discussion Focuses on Mixing Concrete in Space By Mark S. Kuhar 58 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 22 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 21 Cover photo by Mark S. Kuhar LAW By Megan Caldwell 50 45

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