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JUL 2015

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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • July 2015 • 11 "We boosted our productivity and throughput with solutions from Unifed. The feld support and engineers at Unifed examined our jaw dies and found the tooth profles were holding back our productivity … Unifed then designed a more aggressive tooth pattern for us. They also found that the profles on our cone liners weren't the best, so they re-designed the crushing zone. They recommended replacing the manganese with Unifed's High-Performance – 18% Mn Casting. Our throughput increased 20% and we're saving money on fewer change-outs. Best of all, whenever we do need a change-out, their 16 national locations get our parts on site and in production in no time. Their redesigns, adjustments and on time delivery made serious improvements to our operation's performance." "Frequent replacement of our crusher wear parts was eroding our bottom line" Phil Haas - Haas Sons, Inc. Central Wisconsin Everything You Need To Keep Your Production Moving Crusher Wear Parts | Wire | Polyurethane | Rubber 866-968-3697 | info@unifedscreening.com | www.unifedscreening.com Unifed ® Screening & Crushing Job-Inspired Performance Unifed Jaws Unifed VSI Wear Table Parts Unifed Cones Unifed 18% Mn High-Performance Cone FAST FACT Babcock Interna- tional Group will provide services for more than 130 assets across 14 sites in the Mid-Atlantic Region. cording to Babcock. This agreement cov- ers more than 130 assets across 14 sites in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Babcock will work closely with AIUS to procure the right equipment and ser- vices at the most competitive price re- gardless of manufacturer or supplier, noted the company. The contract sets service level guarantees, based on vehi- cle availability, that underpin Babcock's performance commitment. The one-stop-shop service, delivered through Babcock's 24/7 North Amer- ican Managed Service Center, also of- fers the optional supply of additional services such as the procurement and management of ground-engaging tools and tires. Robert Whetstone, Babcock Internation- al's head of operations – North Amer- ica, said, "We are delighted to be AIUS' fleet-management partner of choice and look forward to partnering with them in transforming their fleet performance, sharing best practice and delivering long term benefits." This success builds on Babcock's already significant organic growth in North America following contract awards by Lafarge between 2012 and 2014. Bab- cock now manages close to 2,000 trucks and HME across Canada and the U.S. This expansion has enabled a substantial in- crease in Babcock's North American footprint and has seen further invest- ment in local capabilities. This success mirrors strong growth also achieved in Babcock's Mining and Construction ac- tivities in other territories. To capitalize on this international growth, Babcock is investing in a continuous improvement program, capturing best practices from every part of its Mining and Construc- tion operations and sharing these for the benefit of all its customers. Commencing in North America, an international Babcock team is eval- uating processes, procedures and governance in detail to ensure that fleet-management services remain robust and future proofed for growth across the globe.

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