Rock Products

NOV 2018

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2 • ROCK products • November 2018 PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 121 ISSUE 11 • November 2018 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Equipment & Technology CM Labs Releases Groundbreaking Excavator Simulator Training Pack Drilling & Blasting Trimble Offers DPS900 for Drill Accuracy Loading & Hauling BKT Tires Offer Exceptional Traction Crushing & Breaking Metso Launches a More Efficient Lokotrack LT200HP Material Handling & Conveying Conveying vs. Trucking: The Financial Break-Even Point Screening & Sizing Mars Mineral Develops 'The Pelletizer' Mobile App Pumps & Motors Van der Graaf Motor Consumes Less Energy Drones & Loadout Kenworth Introduces New Vehicle Electronics for T680, T880, W990 Maintenance & Wear Parts Dieselcraft Tackles Fuel Contamination with New Test 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 Aggregate Industry Market Report In This Quarterly Report, Provided Exclusively to Rock Products, Capstone Headwaters Provides Insight Into Merger & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Markets Trends, Aggregate Production and Pricing Through Q2 2018. By Darin Good and Brian Krehbiel The Q&A Forum Rock Products Presents the 2018 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 Patterson The Solution is Sky High Rogers Group Embraces Technological Efficiency With Firmatek's Enterprise Drone Solutions. By Mark S. Kuhar 22 34 ON THE MARK Optimism Versus Pessimism 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 58 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 59 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 60 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 64 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 63 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 66 ADVERTISERS INDEX 103 LAST CALL Playing With Toys By Mark S. Kuhar 104 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 20 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 18 Cover photo by Mark S. Kuhar LAW By Donna V. Pryor 61 CEMENT AMERICAS 75 QUARRY EQUIPMENT MARKETPLACE 77 46 57

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