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FEB 2014

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Strategic Alliance partners Sandvik and Dyno Nobel held their annual Quarry Academy Nov. 12‐15, 2013, at the Omni La Man‐ sion del Rio Hotel in San Antonio. The event included a site visit to Martin Marietta Materials' Beckmann Quarry. During the tour the participants received a plant overview; viewed primary loading and the company's gigantic O&K in‐pit mobile HSI crusher; saw an electronic initiation systems demonstration; viewed a production blast (see blast sequence photos); and in‐ spected field‐survey control instruments, tools and methods. More than 130 producers from all over the country took advan‐ tage of the program. Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar was the only quarry industry editor to attend the event. "Our goal is to stress post‐recession process improvements," said Sandvik Construction Vice President Jeff Heinemann. "It's a tough situation in today's market. We want to give you the tools to address these issues." "The objective of Quarry Academy," commented Dyno Nobel Vice President Industry Development/Stone E.J. Burke III, "is to help our customers, safely and efficiently, optimize their opera‐ tions throughout the value chain." Beckmann Quarry lies northeast of Interstate 10 and north of Loop 1604 in San Antonio. The McDonough family started the Beckmann Quarry in 1934. Martin Marietta purchased the ac‐ ROCKproducts • FEBRUARY 2014 www.rockproducts.com 56 DRILLING & BLASTING EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY Blast With the Best at Beckmann Quarry

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