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JAN 2019

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2 • ROCK products • January 2019 www.rockproducts.com PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 122 ISSUE 1 • January 2019 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Equipment & Technology Graniterock Solar Panels Earn Clean Air Leader Award Drilling & Blasting Cat Tricone Drill Bits Designed to Lower Drilling Costs Loading & Hauling Komatsu Touts Frontrunner Autonomous Haulage System Crushing & Breaking Telsmith 44SBS Cone Designed for Coarse Feed Material Handling & Conveying Dust Hound Dust Collector Is as Efficient as Cyclones Half Its Size Screening & Sizing Sandvik QE241 Scalper Versatile, Mobile Pumps & Motors ABB Explosive Atmosphere Motor For Underground Mines Drones & Loadout TRUX Wraps Up Year of Explosive Growth Maintenance & Wear Parts New Mining And Quarrying Grease From Klüber Lubrication 45 46 47 48 49 50 54 56 Here Comes AGG1 The Industry's Biggest Show of the Year Comes to Indianapolis Feb. 12-14. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Balcones at 50 Cemex's Balcones Quarry – The Largest Crushed- Stone Plant in the United States by Production Volume – Celebrated its 50th Anniversary. By Mark S. Kuhar Outlook/Forecast 2019 With or Without a Federal Infrastructure Plan, 2019 is Likely to be a Year of Incremental Gains. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Selection of Borehole Diameter for Optimizing Fragmentation The Selection Of The Proper Borehole Size Is The First Decision That Is Made And Will Directly Impact All Other Blasting Decisions. By Anthony Konya and Calvin J. Konya 18 26 30 ON THE MARK Defending Rockhill 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 68 ADVERTISERS INDEX 90 LAST CALL Bendable Concrete? By Mark S. Kuhar 96 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 17 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 16 38 Cover photo by Mark S. Kuhar. LAW By Mark Savit 61 QUARRY EQUIPMENT MARKETPLACE 73 57

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