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February 23rd 2016

Aggregate production and demand rises in 2015

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 2015 aggregate production rose approximately 6%. In 2015, 1.32 billion metric tons of crushed ...


February 9th 2016

Construction jobs up in January, mining continues slide

Construction added 18,000 jobs in January, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The biggest gains were in the residenti...


February 3rd 2016

Construction jobs gain ground in 2015

In almost every state in the US, construction jobs gained ground through 2015. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Services (BLS), 44 stat...


January 25th 2016

Study: FAST Act likely to increase aggregate demand

According to a new study commissioned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Ac...


December 30th 2015

Keeping your Equipment Running in the Cold

With cold weather finally settling in across much of the country, it is important to make sure you are ready to continue operating in the cold. A few helpf...


December 17th 2015

Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation for 2015

On Dec. 17th, The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would make permanent the Section 179 tax deduction allowing for qualified busin...


August 4th 2015

Blow Bars: Which Metallurgy is Right for You?

Blow bars are a critical part when it comes to crushing with Horizontal Shaft Impactors (HSI). Whether you call them breaker bars, blow bars, hammers ...


July 22nd 2015

Getting More Life Out of Wear Parts

After spending a lot of money on a crusher, you don't want to keep spending more money on frequent parts replacements. Parts aren't cheap and having to buy...


March 11th 2015

Guarding Only Works When It’s Installed

The best guard will not protect you if it is not properly installed and maintained. It might be tempting to remove guards to ease access to parts that ...


January 14th 2015

Keeping Your Conveyor Belt on Track

Conveyors are a critical piece of equipment on many construction, demolition and mining sites. They may not be as flashy as a brand new loader or shiny...