Rock Products

APR 2017

Rock Products is the aggregates industry's leading source for market analysis and technology solutions, delivering critical content focusing on aggregates-processing equipment; operational efficiencies; management best practices; comprehensive market

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2 • ROCK products • April 2017 PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 120 ISSUE 4 • April 2017 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Drilling & Blasting Cat Blasthole Drill Cuts Costs; Improves Drilling Efficiency Loading & Hauling Volvo X1 Prototype Hauler Wins Awards Crushing & Breaking Keestrack Showcases Full-Electric Tracked Processing Line Material Handling & Conveying RST Launches Concentrated Wetting Agent for Dust Suppression Screening & Sizing Polydeck Debuts Revolutionary Kwikdeck System Automation & Energy CoaXPress Integrates Machine Vision into the Industrial Internet of Things Loadout & Transportation Deere, Kespry Commence Alliance for Aerial Intelligence Maintenance & Wear Parts Kalfix Adhesives Designed for Pipeline Coatings 38 40 44 45 46 47 48 49 ConExpo-Con/Agg Revisited (Part 1) It Was the Biggest ConExpo-Con/Agg Ever. Here Are Some of the Products and Services We Saw at the Show. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith Site Simulation: A Vision of Success Barton International Relies on Volvo Site Simulation to Find the Right Equipment for the Job. By Mark S. Kuhar Rethinking Radials How Bias Can Provide Cost and Performance Benefits. By Mark S. Kuhar Headwaters MB Aggregates Market Report Headwaters MB Looks at Current Market Trends Such as Public Valuation, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Aggregates Production. By Brian Krehbiel 16 26 30 ON THE MARK ConExpo-Con/Agg Bigger, Better 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 50 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 51 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 52 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 56 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 55 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 58 ADVERTISERS INDEX 63 LAST CALL 150 Years of Dynamite By Mark S. Kuhar 64 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 15 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 14 34 Cover Photo Courtesy of Volvo Construction Equipment. LAW By Brian Hendrix 53 CEMENT AMERICAS 60

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