Rock Products

FEB 2019

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2 • ROCK products • February 2019 PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 122 ISSUE 2 • February 2019 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Equipment & Technology Why the iPhone XS is Perfect for Measuring Stockpiles Drilling & Blasting 10 Considerations When Purchasing A New Drill Rig Loading & Hauling Sidewall Protection for OTR Tires Keeps Mining Operations Running Crushing & Breaking EvoQuip Makes Impact In U.S. Market at Live Event Material Handling & Conveying Vibratory Belt Conveyors From BPS Offer Durability Screening & Sizing Midwestern Industries' Electro-Lift Platform Provides Faster Screen Changes Pumps & Motors VDG IntelliDrive Technology Delivers Efficiency and Data Feedback Drones & Loadout DroneView Offers Drone Market Outlook for 2019 Maintenance & Wear Parts Cold Weather Maintenance Tips 56 58 60 64 65 66 67 68 Benchmark 2019: An Exclusive Survey Rock Products' Annual Survey On the Opinions, Concerns and Buying Inten- tions of Producers Reveals What is On The Industry's Collective Mind. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson 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 Q3 2018. By Darin Good and Brian Krehbiel Balcones at 50: A Model of Success Cemex's Balcones Quarry – The Largest Crushed-Stone Plant In The United States By Volume – is a Stone-Producing Juggernaut. By Mark S. Kuhar Looking Further Than Ahead Delta Companies Forges a Visionary Partnership That Boosts Quarry Uptime. By Mark S. Kuhar Living the American Dream Zahlene Enterprises recently entered into a unique relationship with Titan Florida – a unit of Titan America LLC – to excavate and process a large volume of scrap and by-product material at its Pennsuco Quarry. By Inga Rundquist Increasing Efficiency with Support Equipment Why Three Support Equipment Pieces Critical to Aggregates Operation Success. By Josh Swank 28 32 40 ON THE MARK The Domino Effect 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 69 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 70 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 74 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 75 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 71 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 77 ADVERTISERS INDEX 101 LAST CALL Five Roads of the Future By Mark S. Kuhar 108 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 14 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 12 46 Cover photo courtesy of Hitachi. LAW By Daniel Fanning 72 CEMENT AMERICAS 78 QUARRY EQUIPMENT MARKETPLACE 87 54 48 50

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