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DEC 2018

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2 • ROCKproducts • December 2018 www.rockproducts.com PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 121 ISSUE 12 • December 2018 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Equipment & Technology Achieving an Integrated Mining Operational Platform Drilling & Blasting Caterpillar Unveils MD6200 Rotary Drill in Texas Loading & Hauling PHIL Sideboards Help Maximize Volume, Minimize Spillage Crushing & Breaking Metso Debuts New Superior MKIII Primary Gyratory Crusher Material Handling & Conveying Superior Industries Debuts New Tracked Conveyor Models Screening & Sizing McLanahan Vibratory Screens Able to Withstand Heavier Loading Pumps & Motors Frac Sand Operator Relies on BJM Pump Drones & Loadout How to Prepare Your Employees for a Drone-Filled Future Maintenance & Wear Parts Metso, Rockwell Automation, Introduce Predictive Maintenance Solution 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 57 Regional Reports By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson This Issue Of Rock Products Features Nine Regional Reports, With Information About Aggregates Production, Economic Impact And State News. • New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT). • Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA). • East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI). • West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD). • South Atlantic (DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV). • East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN). • West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX). • Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY). • Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA). 26 ON THE MARK Midterm Madness 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 87 LAST CALL Data That Strengthens Ready Mixed Products By Mark S. Kuhar 96 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 25 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 24 Cover photo courtesy of John Deere. LAW By Henry Chajet & Robert Horn 61 CEMENT AMERICAS 71 QUARRY EQUIPMENT MARKETPLACE 73 55

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