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JUN 2013

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VOL. 116 ISSUE 6 • JUNE 2013 PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS EDITORIAL ON THE MARK How Much Do You Pay in Gas Taxes? By Mark S. Kuhar FEATURE 16 SKILLS PAY THE BILLS Is Management Education Worth The Investment? If It Results In An Increase In The Efficient Management Of Plants, Projects And Employees, The Answer Is Yes. By Dr. Joe McGuire, Dr. Lisa Breja and Billy Snead EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith 22 DRILLING & BLASTING Atlas Copco Explorac 235 Drilling Rig 24 LOADING & HAULING Komatsu WA270-7 Wheel Loader 26 CRUSHING & BREAKING Knocking the Blockage Off 28 MATERIAL HANDLING & CONVEYING Greystone Fine Material Washing Screw 30 SCREENING & SIZING McCloskey's Expanded Product Line 34 AUTOMATION & ENERGY ABB Medium Voltage Drive 36 LOADOUT & TRANSPORTATION New Stockpile Measurement Technology 40 MAINTENANCE & WEAR PARTS Automatic Lubrication CEMENT AMERICAS 58 2 Trends, Topics and Technology For the North and South American Cement Industry By Josephine Smith ROCKproducts • JUNE 2013 4 NEWS FIRST LOOK 1 IN THE KNOW 6 The Industry at a Glance News, Events, Stats and More FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 12 KEY ISSUES MANAGEMENT By Steve Schumacher 42 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas Roach 44 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 46 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 48 LAW By Carolyn McIntosh 50 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 52 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY Best practices, advice, opinion and legal highlights by Randy Logsdon and Ellen Smith 54 BACK PAGES ADVERTISERS INDEX 63 LAST CALL 64 Young Leaders Gather in The Big Easy By Josephine Smith www.rockproducts.com

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