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JUL 2019

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2 • ROCKproducts • July 2019 www.rockproducts.com PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 122 ISSUE 7 • July 2019 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Equipment & Technology An Interoperable Partner Ecosystem for Autonomous Mining Drilling & Blasting Epiroc Works for a Healthier Future in Mining Loading & Hauling Hitachi Introduces EX1200-7 Excavator Crushing & Breaking Telsmith Introduces Titan Series Cone Crushers Material Handling & Conveying Belzona Surface Coating for High-Abrasion Areas Screening & Sizing Midwestern Industries Expands Screening Capabilities Pumps & Motors Warman Pump from Weir for Aggregates Drones & Loadout Digital Technology: Keeping Ahead of the Curve Maintenance & Wear Parts The Importance of Using OEM Filters and Lubricants 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 41 First-Quarter Aggregates Production USGS Reports a First-Quarter Aggregates Production Increase. By Mark S. Kuhar Maximum Result Collier Materials Finds a Custom-Made Washing Solution. By Mark S. Kuhar Continuous Weighing: The Big Picture When Continuous Weigh Measurement Is Important, Determining Where in the Process Weight Measurement Is Possible Is the Next Step. By Clarence Richard Pump It Up Install Durable, Smart Pumping Systems to Keep Your Operation Running Smoothly. By John Dean 18 20 24 26 Cover photo courtesy of CDE. ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES ON THE MARK New Report Misses the Mark By Mark S. Kuhar FIRST LOOK The Industry at a Glance 4 IN THE KNOW News, Events, Stats and More 1 8 MANAGEMENT By Steve Schumacher 43 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 44 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 45 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 49 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 48 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 51 ADVERTISER INDEX 73 LAST CALL Invention of Hard Hat Hits 100-Year Anniversary By Mark S. Kuhar 76 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 17 THE STRATEGIST News and Market Opportunities 6 LAW By Donna Pryor 46 QUARRY EQUIPMENT MARKETPLACE 55 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 54 42

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