Rock Products

JAN 2018

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2 • ROCK products • January 2018 PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 121 ISSUE 1 • Janurary 2018 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Drilling & Blasting Sandvik DT912D Offers Intelligent Efficiency To Underground Drilling Loading & Hauling Volvo L350H Delivers Greater Productivity, Fuel Efficiency Crushing & Breaking Keestrack R5e Hybrid Impact Crusher Unit For High Perfor- mance Demands Material Handling & Conveying Flexicon Screw Conveyor With Trough Hopper Accommo- dates Multiple Material Sources Screening & Sizing Barford Equipment To Launch Two New Track Mounted Screeners Pumps & Motors Schurco Slurry Introduces Better Way to Pump Effluent and Screw Overflow Drones & Loadout Next-Gen Surveying at Mining Projects Maintenance & Wear Parts Be Sure to Plan Winter Maintenance 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Outlook/Forecast 2018 The Industry is Poised for a Breakout Year, If That Infrastruc- ture Plans Comes Through. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith Headwaters MB Aggregate Industry Market Report In This Exclusive Analysis Prepared For Rock Products, Head- waters MB Looks at Current Market Trends Such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Aggregate Production and Pricing. By Brian Krehbiel How To Reduce Drill-Hole Deviation Good Operating Practice Is Key To Mitigating the Problem. By Mark S. Kuhar Underground Dust Control Limestone Mine's Dust Strategy Treats the Flow, Not the Dust. By Mark S. Kuhar 16 26 30 ON THE MARK What's Up Ahead? 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 45 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 46 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 48 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 54 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 52 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 56 ADVERTISERS INDEX 63 LAST CALL The Curse of Oak Island By Mark S. Kuhar 64 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 15 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 14 32 Cover photo by Mark S. Kuhar LAW By Erik Dullea and Mark Savit 50 Liebherr Collaborates on Production of Autonomous-Ready Haul Trucks 36

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