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CEMEX hosts sales team sharing new ideas by Jon M. Casey

The CEMEX FEC Quarry is capable of producing up to 15 million tons of limestone per year.

Haul trucks line up to dump shot rock into the primary crusher at CEMEX's FEC (Florida East Coast) Quarry. This might be one of the more gratifying and unusual stories that I can recall reporting upon in recent memory. Routinely, NAQN presents success stories that reflect the achievements of quarry businesses and their suppliers helped meet the need of some problem area within the quarry operation. While transactions like these go on every day throughout the year, most of the time these events are taken for granted as part of the industry business routine. Therefore, when we were offered the opportunity to follow up on what initially began as a consumer visit to the 2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, NV, what followed is the topic for this article. For those of you who attend this mega-trade show, it would come as no surprise that a visit to one of the

Steve Fair of W.S. Tyler (L) and John Poeppelman of CEMEX (R) talk about the advantages of the right kinds of screening equipment during the W.S. Tyler team's visit.

hundreds of exhibitors there, would spark interest in a new product or service that is on display. Such was the case for John Poeppelman, CEMEX Director of Engineering Services, Aggregates-Florida. For Poeppelman, his stop at the W.S. Tyler exhibit went from a curious, brief look at what they might have to offer, to a one on one presentation at one of the CEMEX quarry operations in eastern Florida. Impressive exhibit “Jim Cox, our QC manager and I attended the CONEXPO-CON/AGG last March,” said Poeppelman, during our recent interview. “We visited the W.S. Tyler pavilion with one of their local reps, who had us looking at something different as far as their technology is concerned. He wanted us to learn more about gradation analysis and high pressure washing as well as the new multi-deck screen design that W.S. Tyler was offering. We found their presentation so informative that our time with them turned into an hour to an hour and one half visit.” When Poeppelman and Cox were ready to depart, Poeppelman commented as to how this was very valuable information however, it would be nice if W.S. Tyler were able to give a presentation like this at a CEMEX operation in Florida, to allow CEMEX people to see this for themselves. In response to that kind of interest, the W.S. Tyler sales team worked with CEMEX staff to create an on site presentation that they called their CEMEX Day presentation. That took place June 16, 2011. Taking the show on the road Bob Martin, VP of Florida Aggregates for CEMEX, said that in day to day activities, most quarry personnel are only involved with the equipment and accessories that are already in place at their operations. Therefore, when Poeppelman returned from Las Vegas with the suggestion that they put on an informational presentation and invite management staff and key individuals from within their region to be a part of this presentation, Martin agreed that this could be extremely beneficial. As it turned out, he wasn’t disappointed. “We were able to get a good mix of supervisors, lead

Steve Fair (facing camera on right) examines the basic, layered and sharp phases of screening with members of the CEMEX team. hourly workers both from the South Florida as well as our Central Florida area to be a part of this presentation,” he said. “The W.S. Tyler staff offered several new ideas to us, but it wasn’t so much that they were trying to sell us their products as that they were promoting the engineering concepts behind the products that they sell. They were demonstrating the how and why of their ‘building the better mouse trap.”’ “They were very professional and very well organized and they prompted us to think beyond where we currently think,” he said. “They were clearly here to help us solve some of our problems in a better way. We had a total of 25 people from South Florida who attended that day.” What is even more interesting about this event is the fact that at the time of W.S. Tyler’s team visit, this facility was not using W.S. Tyler products, however, Poeppelman was reminded of how his family used


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their screens early in his career, when he was involved in that family business. “My brother still runs the family operation and they still use a W.S. Tyler screen that is probably close to 50 years old,” said Poeppelman. “We were so impressed with W.S. Tyler’s demonstration of technology at the trade show, that we were pleased that they would bring it here to show it to the people who use these products day in and day out. By seeing it in use here, they are able to take a look at the technology and evaluate it for themselves.” “At our event, they had one of their calibration units set up on one of our screens so that we could see how it would work under field conditions,” said Poeppelman. “They had their gradation unit set up in our lab. We did real samples of our material using these new methods so that we could stack them up against our physical testing for comparison. We sampled some of their screening media. Moreover, while they didn’t bring one of their high pressure washers, they did present a video that clearly showed the features and benefits of that technology. We have a difficult time cleaning some of our material and their demonstration video was very impressive. We had class time and broke out into four groups for field work.” The CEMEX FEC Operation Martin said that the FEC Quarry was originally opened under the ownership of “Doc Rinker” an entrepreneur who established ready mix plants using the Florida East Coast Railroad as a major transportation method for his business. “When he built the “mega-quarry” in Miami-Dade County, he was fortunate enough to pick one of the best limestone deposits in the state and he was a forerunner in using Unit-trains to move material up and down the east coast. It was constructed in 1972. Over time, the plant has been upgraded, but the basic footprint has remained the same. It is a model of efficiency,” he said. Martin said that they would eventually consider using W.S Tyler products, when production resumes to levels that are more profitable. “Up until this visit, W.S. Tyler was little known in south Florida. However, after this presentation, their products will be considered when future opportunities arise. Their presentation was about technology and possibilities. For that we are grateful.” For more information on CEMEX FEC, visit their website at

Markus Kopper (L) talks to some of the CEMEX Day participants about Computerized Particle Analysis.

The W.S. Tyler team that visited CEMEX FEC, left to right: Markus Kopper, Steve Fair, Florian Festge, Kristen Randall, Douglas Lima and Larry Zamkus.

W.S. Tyler team offers knowledge and experience by Jon M. Casey While the lineup of W.S. Tyler equipment might be a familiar name to many in the aggregates and mining industry, for others, the company name is new. Thus, companies like W.S. Tyler look to trade shows as a way to promote their products and services. More importantly, for a company like W.S. Tyler, who has been in business for more than 130 years, that “something extra” that makes a company special is the knowledge and experience that being in business for such a long time has to offer. That is what the representatives from CEMEX discovered when they visited the W.S. Tyler exhibit at CONEXPOCON/AGG this past year. “Jim Cox and John Poeppelman from CEMEX took the opportunity to spend considerable time with our company president, Florian Festge,” said W.S. Tyler’s marketing manager, Kristen Randall. “During their conversation, it came out that like so many other visitors to this year’s expo, CEMEX was not able to send as many employees to the show as they might have in other years. It was at that time that the idea of a CEMEX day began to emerge and the W.S. Tyler sales team went to work planning what turned out to be more than one day of time together with CEMEX people who are involved on a daily basis with material screening.” “While we used CONEXPO-

CON/AGG to demonstrate our broad product line, we personalized the equipment and approach for the CEMEX event,” said Randall. “This included explaining how our unique Haver HydroClean™ washing unit could better clean their material, highlighting our advanced vibrating screens, and introducing our Haver Pelletizing Disc technology that may be able to help them turn fines into sellable material in the future. We also discussed how our Pro-Deck screening media approach, where we help the customer determine the proper blend and layout of multiple types of media on one deck, can be customized specific to their application and individual production needs to maximize screening profit. Our combination of knowledge and experience allows us to make sure that the screening process is the most efficient that it can be.” “In addition to our advanced equipment, we showed them a few of our technologies that can improve their material processing efficiency no matter what equipment they use,” she said. “We demonstrated our Computerized Particle Analysis technology which takes sieve analysis to the next level by dramatically reducing testing time and increasing testing accuracy. We also showed them how our vibrating screen performance analysis testing process could determine how efficiently a customer’s screens are

operating on site in real time. It helped them diagnose how to improve overall performance. Our goal was to show them how they could improve their entire process, from start to finish, and we did that.” Randall said that since this CEMEX facility, and those who were represented at CEMEX Day, were not currently using W.S. Tyler products, their presentation was not specifically designed to sell their product line at this time. “Instead, we simply wanted to inform the CEMEX staff of new technology and methods that were available to help make their plants more efficient and more profitable when they are ready for it in the future,” she said. “One of the things that makes our company different is that our sales people know the business and how the technologies we offer can help their specific application. We build a partnership to help them determine solutions to their specific challenges versus just selling them equipment.” CEMEX is the kind of company that involves everyone and allows them to come together to make important decisions about production. So for us, this is an ideal business partner and way to help build a long term relationship.” For more information on W.S. Tyler products and services, contact them at or at 800-325-5993.

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HARLEYSVILLE, PA — Libra Systems and Automatic Control Electronics Co. (ACE-CO) are pleased to announce that they have joined to better serve their customers in the construction materials industry. Libra Systems is a leading provider of plant automation and enterprise integration solutions for the asphalt and aggregate industries. ACE-CO, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading provider of batch automation, dispatch software and moisture meters for the concrete industry. The combination of the two companies provides customers in the market segment with an unparalleled, single source solution for all of their aggre-

gate based facilities. ACE-CO will operate as a wholly owned division of Libra Systems. A hallmark of ACE-CO is their customer focused culture,” said Ken Cardy, president of Libra Systems. “Their clients enjoy a support staff that is always accessible, knowledgeable and helpful. This is a philosophy that we share, and it is one of many synergies between our businesses that will bring real benefits to our customers. We are now able to combine our technologies and products to provide enterprise integration for clients operating aggregate, asphalt and concrete facilities.” Libra is a highly respected leader in the asphalt and aggregate in-

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Alliant Castings: Metal casting company promotes new industry vision with name change WINONA, MN — United Machine and Foundry, a metal casting foundry founded 125 years ago as Diamond Huller, announced that it is changing its name to Alliant Castings. CEO Tom Renk explains: “Our new name expresses our commitment to partner with clients to solve their engineering problems. We take pride in creating the toughest and most intelligent solutions in our field of wear resistant parts.” Over the past year, Alliant Castings has made significant investments in new technology and engineering capability. “It’s more than an upgrade,” Tom Renk explains. “It’s about setting a higher standard in an industry that has grown stagnant in its practices. Metal casting today needs a fresh ap-

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NSSGA applauds MSHA move toward pre-assessment conferencing of Citations ALEXANDRIA, VA — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association commends the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration in response to its announcement that the agency would make available an opportunity for aggregates operators and other stakeholders to conference with MSHA representatives regarding disputed citations before assessment of penalties. “NSSGA industry leaders, from safety directors to owner operators, CEOs and our dedicated Safety and Health Committee members all over the country, have urged restoration of pre-assessment conferencing ever since this communication program was taken away in the last year of the previous administration,” said NSSGA President and CEO Joy Wilson. “We’re pleased MSHA Assistant Secretary Joe Main and his senior team see the value to safety in pre-assessment conferencing. Operators and MSHA can spend time

more appropriately on improving workforce safety and health rather than see that time and limited resources evaporate in unnecessary, prolonged and costly disputes.” NSSGA Chairman of the Board Dave Thomey, executive vice president, Maryland Materials, Inc., praised MSHA’s announcement. “I’ve been part of a concerted effort with the NSSGA Executive Committee to help demonstrate the real costs to a small business like mine, when pre-conferencing tools were no longer available. Fully implemented restoration of this practice is a positive move by MSHA.” Thomey and Wilson refered to a series of NSSGA’s small, medium and large company CEOs’ meetings with Main, during which members asserted that unjustified, inconsistent enforcement hampered compliance and diverted focus from risk based prevention of accidents and improvement of operator safety and health. NSSGA’s Safety Pledge com-

mits members to adopt safety as a value and to continuous improvement. It is based on the principle that compliance depends on a constructive dialogue between MSHA inspectors and aggregates operators. NSSGA believes that return of pre-assessment conferencing can help. Louis Griesemer, president, Springfield Underground and NSSGA co-chair of the association’s alliance with MSHA said, “A productive dialogue on behalf of safety is critical as NSSGA members continue efforts to boost safety and health. A clear route to these communications, via pre-assessment conferencing, is a big step in the right direction.” Scheduled to be implemented in January 2012, the new program is expected in all six MSHA districts. However, MSHA cautioned that execution of the program is dependent on the district managers’ belief that the re-

quired resources are available. This pre-assessment conferencing procedure is important because it should allow aggregates operators to meet with MSHA about disagreements on citations before a penalty is actually assessed. The agency said that a primary goal is to reduce the backlog of cases before the Review Commission. The plan to allow pre-assessment conferencing follows up on the agency’s pilot pre-assessment program that was conducted in the southeastern district in the fall of 2010. MSHA says that two thirds of all conferences were settled without a subsequent contest. The agency also said that most operators that participated in the pilot expressed satisfaction with the program’s procedures. NSSGA notes that in the last fiscal year, the agency budget was more than $357 million. Furthermore, the aggregates industry, challenged

by the worst construction economy since the Great Depression, was assessed $20.4 million for payment to the U.S. government general revenue while the safety incidence rate of the MSHA regulated aggregates industry broke records in safety improvement to levels approximating the risks of teaching in OSHA regulated elementary and secondary schools. Based near the nation’s capital, NSSGA is the world’s largest mining association by product volume. Its member companies represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the U.S. and approximately 106, 700 working men and women in the aggregates industry. During 2010 a total of nearly two billion metric tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel, valued at $17 billion, were produced and sold in the United States.

SOUTHAVEN, MS — Engineered for the toughest applications around the world, the new Generation 9 range of Terex articulated trucks are powered by Scania® engines which are renowned for high uptime and reliability, underpinned by a worldwide service network. Back to back testing with the new Generation 9 Tier 4i TA300 and the previous model (Tier 3 TA300) demonstrates that the new range is not only more productive but also more fuel efficient. Dedicated to reducing

downtime, the service points on Terex articulated trucks are designed for quick and easy access. The electronic assisted hood raise and the fully tilting cab simplify access to major components and ground level service points, which further reduces downtime. As well as reduced downtime, lower cost of ownership is a key feature of Terex artic haulers. All models in the Generation 9 range benefit from oil cooled multiple disc brakes on each axle providing ex-

tended brake component life, reducing service intervals and operating costs and improving overall braking performance compared to traditional dry disc brake systems that are fitted as standard on other leading manufacturers’ trucks. The Terex cab is developed around the operator to improve comfort, efficiency and productivity. The new ergonomic cab has reduced interior noise levels, more effective air conditioning, a high quality sound system and even a new

At home on sites ranging from sand and gravel quarries to coal mines and road construction projects, the new Gen 9 Terex articulated trucks are designed to keep your productivity levels high, fuel consumption low and cycle times short.

steering wheel and mirror arrangement. Interior aesthetics have also been updated to anthracite grey with a matte finish to reduce glare. The smallest truck in the range boasts a hauling capacity of 20.3-cubic-yards and is powered by an impressive 311 hp engine, making the Gen 9 TA250 the perfect partner for any construction project in the 25 ton class market. With a 370 hp engine, the Gen 9 TA300 leads the way as one of the most powerful truck in the 30 ton class market, and this power combined with a heaped capacity of 22.9-cubicyards, means the Gen 9 TA300 is one of the most productive articulated trucks available today. Another class leading feature of the updated TA300 is the fully independent front suspension, which is fitted as standard. This innovative design, which is also available as an option on the Gen 9 TA250, greatly reduces operator fatigue and increases machine stability, enabling these machines to excel in rough terrain environments. Completing the Terex

range of Gen 9 articulated trucks is the powerful TA400 which has a maximum payload of 40 tons and a heaped capacity of 30.3-cubic-yards. It has a gross power of 444 hp, and with six forward gears and one reverse in addition to a two speed drop box, the Gen 9 TA400 can travel up to 37.3 mph. At home on sites ranging from sand and gravel quarries to coal mines and road construction projects, the new Gen 9 Terex articulated trucks are designed to keep your productivity levels high, fuel consumption low and cycle times short. In short, Terex has the right articulated dump truck for every application. For more information about Gen 9 Terex artic-

ulated trucks or to find a distributor near you, visit Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes and Terex Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining and utility industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at

Spancrete embraces innovation and invests in its Valders facility for WI-DOT transportation solution WAUKESHA, WI — Spancrete®, the leader in the precast/prestressed concrete industry, continues to innovate at its Valders production facility. In early 2012, the company will begin moving its entire WI-DOT transportation production line from Green Bay to its flagship production facility in Valders, WI. Recently, Spancrete made substantial investments in upgrading their 100 acre Valders operation; these investments will allow transportation production work to be accomplished with the latest advances in precast technology. Production employees from Green Bay will be transferred to Valders, maintaining Spancrete’s skilled employee base. Alan Antoniewicz, president and COO of Spancrete, explains, “Moving our WI-DOT bridge line to Valders gives us the opportunity to take advantage of key investments, upgrades and efficiencies.” He continues, “This move reinforces our pur-

suit of building innovation and keeps us on the forefront of efficiency, technology and production processes.” Spancrete transportation solutions have been used extensively around the state on many road construction projects over the past 50 years. Though the WI-DOT transportation production line is relocating, Spancrete will continue to maintain a presence in Green Bay. The Spancrete sales office has moved to 2763 Manitowoc Road, Suite A. They can still be contacted at 920-494-0274. Spancrete was founded in 1946 and is recognized as both the industry pioneer and the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of precast concrete products and solutions. Spancrete also develops and distributes the equipment that produces prestressed, precast concrete worldwide. Nothing is stronger, more durable or more versatile than the Spancrete Brand.

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The People Side of Improvement by Kay Sever

Have you dared to ask “How good could we be?” We believe that “tangibles” (things we can see, touch and pay for) create earnings — mobile equipment, production facilities, operating supplies, equipment components, employees, contractors and computer systems. When we build a budget for forecast, changes in tangibles drive increases or decreases in projected earnings and cash flow. But… what about the impact of “intangibles” on earnings and cash flow? Their impact is significant and greater than most of us can imagine. What are intangibles? They are beliefs, behaviors, choices and other invisible factors that interfere with performance: • People that are afraid to talk about problems; • Departments that don’t work together to solve problems; • Unachievable expectations for performance that set people up to fail; • Superintendents that have a personality conflict and won’t communicate with each other; • Anyone in a management level that doesn’t follow through on what they said they

would do; and • A lack of trust between the workforce and management or within the management team itself. Intangibles act as BARRIERS in everything we do — project management, getting good data and the right information for decision making, budgeting, forecasting and problem solving, etc. They even stop efforts to improve performance and sustain change. We invest in Six Sigma, Lean or TQM and wonder why improvements did not materialize and change did not last. We blame the methodology, consultants and employees for this failure without considering the impact of intangible barriers on the shortfalls. Managers are held accountable for production and cost, but not for subjective choices that stagnate change. Here are some of the costs of intangible barriers: • Intangibles impact the general ledger as excess costs buried in cost centers or as missing margins associated with product that could have been produced but wasn’t; • I call some intangi-

bles “Million Dollar Choices With NO ACCOUNTABILITY” because millions of dollars are spent correcting problems that could have been prevented with clearer communications, consistent follow through and better cooperation between departments; and • Intangibles ALWAYS reduce management credibility, a hidden cost that is difficult to recover. Often intangibles (“beliefs, behaviors and choices”) are accepted as “part of the culture.” When we do this, three things happen: • We reinforce the belief that intangible barriers can’t be removed from our company; • We turn our backs on the financial and cultural benefits of removing them; and • We NEVER ASK “how good could we be?” because we BELIEVE that our best is not possible to achieve. Ask yourself these questions: • What would your bottom line look like if your intangible barriers were removed?; • Can you imagine

JW Jones offers multiple aggregate equipment options at AGG1 2012 Paragon, IN — At the show, March 13-15, in Charlotte, NC, producers from around the world will see how JW Jones Company can assemble the right mix of refurbished, new, used and custom engineered aggregate processing equipment to meet their production goals within budget. The company also inventories or quickly sources price competitive spare parts for all brands of aggregate machinery of any age and provides installation, startup, training and ongoing support. JW Jones is an authorized dealer for Eagle Crusher, Lippmann, McCloskey International, Terex Cedarapids and TRIO Engineered Products in select states. Visit JW Jones Company in Booth 2100.

JW Jones Company can assemble the right mix of refurbished, new, used and custom engineered aggregate processing equipment to meet their production goals within budget.

what it would be like to work there?; and • What if it was possible for people to make better choices for communication, follow through and problem solving BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTOOD the impact of their choices on the bottom line and culture? The answers to these questions are short and to the point. It is possible to intentionally optimize your bottom and equipment performance. It is possible to create the culture you always wished you could be a part of. It is also possible to set a daily goal for your “best day ever” and know that employees come to work with that attitude and intent. If this scenario sounds impossible, it is because companies historically work hard to be experts in the “Mechanics of Change” but are out of touch with the “Intangibles of Change.” We expect our people to be great at managing the processes

they are responsible for without giving them the skills to recognize and remove the barriers that are holding them back. If management masters the skills required for removing its intangible barriers, all bets are off on what they can achieve. Thought for the month: How much better could you be if management removed the intangible barriers that are holding them back? If your management team seems disjointed, if you have trouble reaching consensus, if managers say they want culture change but behave as if they don’t, or if you have come to the conclusion that culture change is the secret to your operation’s success, you would benefit from calling Kay Sever. She has 30 years of mining experience and a hands-on track record of success in changing mining culture to improve performance and can help your

people be more effective in planning, communications and preventing problems. She will “connect your people to performance and profits” and help you “manage change like you manage operations.” Kay works with every organizational level and department to find the highest dollar opportunities and remove barriers that prevent sustainable change. She helps management teams lead improvement and better execute the budget, capital approvals, incentive plans, communications, etc. Kay also implements improvement programs for mining and downstream processing facilities. See for details on her services and contact information. Look for the mining edition of her first book “Building An Opportunity Culture - Addressing the Barriers That Steal Profits and Prevent Sustainable Change,” available on her website under Products/Books.

Easton to address industry leaders on March 14 in Charlotte ALEXANDRIA, VA — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association will feature Nina Easton as keynote speaker at its 2012 Annual Convention scheduled at the Westin Charlotte hotel in Charlotte, NC, March 11-14. Members of NSSGA will hear from Easton, who is a Fox News political analyst and FORTUNE magazine’s Washington columnist and senior editor. Easton will discuss the current political landscape and

presidential election campaign, as well as her thoughts on economic recovery. Her presentation promises to be thought provoking and informative — and one from which NSSGA members will draw great value. NSSGA’s March 2012 Annual Convention is the one key event where NSSGA members can come together to shape the strategic direction for the aggregates industry, as issues critical to the future of America will be addressed and discussed. To register for NSS-

GA’s Annual Convention, click here or go to the link at Nina Easton covers politics and economics in the nation’s capital for a readership of more than five million as FORTUNE’s Washington columnist and senior editor. Her column appears regularly in the magazine and online at She also co-chairs the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Easton is a regular panelist on “Fox News Sunday” and “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and has also appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show.” During the 2008 election, she was a part of the 2008 Fox News Elec-

tion Desk, where she provided primetime commentary each primary election night as well as during the Democratic and Republican political conventions. She has also cohosted CBS’ “Face the Nation,” and appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” PBS’ “Washington Week in Review” and National Public Radio, among others. Easton is author of the acclaimed political history Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy, which was praised by The Washington Post for telling the story of post Reagan conservatism “more inventively, exhaustively and entertainingly than anyone else.” Her insights into the rise of

the modern political right prompted the Wall Street Journal to dub her “the Dian Fossey of conservatism.” In 1982, she co-authored the book Reagan’s Ruling Class: Portraits of the President’s Top 100 Officials, a Washington Post best seller that profiled the capital’s new leaders. From 1988 until 1998, Easton was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and its Sunday magazine. Easton has won major awards for her writing, including the National Headliners Award for best magazine writing and the Sunday Magazine Editors Award for investigative reporting. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, she covered business for The American Banker, Busi-

nessWeek and Legal Times, where she reported on the 1980s savings and loan crisis as well as critical policy debates over the direction of the nation’s banking system. Based near the nation’s capital, NSSGA is the world’s largest mining association by product volume. Its member companies represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the U.S. and approximately 106, 700 working men and women in the aggregates industry. During 2010 a total of nearly two billion metric tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel, valued at $17 billion, were produced and sold in the United States.

Xylem readies for continued dewatering growth, breaks ground on Godwin Pumps manufacturing facility expansion

Nina Easton

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Xylem, Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has broken ground on a 10,000square-foot extension of its manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, NJ to support continuing growth in the dewatering segment. The Bridgeport facility is a manufacturing plant for Godwin pumps, a leading global brand of automatic self-

priming portable pumps used in the growing markets for drainage pump rental, services and sales for the global industrial, construction, mining, municipal, oil and gas segments. The additional capacity will be used to meet growing demand for Godwin pumps, including the new Godwin DriPrime® NC Series introduced in November 2011. The Godwin DriPrime NC Series is the first portable, diesel driven dewatering pump to include Flygt N-technology, which delivers clog-free hydraulics and enables sustained high efficiency pumping. “We continued to see excellent growth in 2011, expanding both our pump rental and sales business considerably. To keep up with demand in 2012 and beyond, we are adding shop space at the main manufacturing facility in Bridgeport,” said Michel Bakhos, head of Xylem’s Dewatering Solutions business. “Growing our product offering and increasing manufacturing capabilities is essential

in ensuring unequaled customer support and service.” The building extension is expected to be completed during 2012. Godwin, a Xylem brand, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic self-priming pumps, hydraulic submersibles and related intelligent control systems. Known for reliability and a ‘close to customer’ approach to business, Godwin is committed to delivering pumping solutions for fast paced emergency situations, temporary rental or permanent installations. Under the Godwin banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water, wastewater, and industrial fluids. Product development and manufacturing of Godwin products is based in the United Kingdom. For more information on Godwin products, please visit Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling

customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 2010 annual revenues of $3.2 billion and 12,000 employees worldwide. The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

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Fox News Political Analyst Nina Easton to keynote NSSGA Annual Convention

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Rexnord launches new Falk V-Class line of gear drives MILWAUKEE, WI — Rexnord Industries has announced the launch of the Falk V-Class™, a new line of gear drives designed for maximum uptime and durable performance. The Falk V-Class incorporates the latest advances in materials technology, engineering design and manufacturing processes to produce a tough, reliable gearbox that excels in today’s demanding applications. These advancements, coupled with innovative mounting and cooling accessories, provide a reliable, sustainable gearbox that outperforms the competition. Features are built into the drive to bring customers maximum uptime in a smaller drive at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). “The development of the Falk V-Class has been the largest effort Rexnord has undertaken in the company’s history,” said Tim Carpenter, Rexnord’s vice president and general manager — gear and product services divisions. “The Falk V-Class meets a recognized customer need for a revolutionary gear drive. Our state of the art advancements in gear design and geometry, coupled with further advancements in thermal dynamics and reverse compatibility, will help our customers save time and money while meeting the demands of the world’s harshest environments.” Rexnord’s Falk product line includes standard, engineered and custom gear drives, marine power systems, mill products, couplings and repair services, and has production facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, China and

Australia. Rexnord’s gear business serves a variety of industrial customers worldwide, including mining, aggregate/cement, wood/paper, construction, energy, food and grain and chemicals. Learn more about the Falk V-Class at and Rexnord LLC is the parent company of Rexnord Industries. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Rexnord manufactures and supplies highly engineered products, including bearings, couplings, gears, modular conveyor belting and industrial chain, primarily serving a broad range of customers worldwide. Through Voice of Customer (VOC) analysis, Rexnord concluded that manufacturers, end users and OEMs wanted a gear drive with more torque, more reliability and more functionality that delivers optimal thermal performance and can withstand tough environments. One of the most distinguishable features of the Falk V-Class is the housing itself. Since customers asked for durability and reliability, the heavy duty, horizontally split housing design incorporates advanced gearing, optimized through the latest materials and technologies, to provide maximum performance under load. The housing shape and features were designed through the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), to enhance the drive’s superior thermal dissipation qualities. Additional features were built into the Falk V-Class to increase productivity

and profitability. The drive incorporates exclusive, Magnum no-leak seals with oil drain backs and purgeable grease chamber to eliminate oil leaks. An optional, eco-friendly DuraPlate™ cooling system requires no water or electricity to operate and achieves optimal cooling to fully utilize the unit’s unparalleled torque density. With standardized monitoring and lubrication packages, 24/7 customer support, readily available spare parts and a dedicated product services team that offers onsite support, the Falk V-

Class is the most reliable and lowest maintenance gearbox in the industry. This performance commitment is backed by an industry best, 36 month warranty and groundbreaking lead time capabilities. “The Falk V-Class combines innovative design and proven performance for the best gear drive available in today’s marketplace,” Carpenter said. “It answers our customers’ need for a world class gear drive. They can trust our product and know it will last, essentially leaving the gearbox to us.”

Atlas Copco upgrades Silence Kit on SmartROC T40, T35 drill rigs COMMERCE CITY, CO — Atlas Copco has announced the availability of a newly upgraded Silence Kit for its SmartROC T35 and T40 surface drill rigs. The original kit was introduced in 2005, consisting of a distinctive hood enclosing the drill rod. The new Silence Kit, developed in cooperation with experienced users, reduces the noise generated from the feed by an additional two dB(A). Key improvements include a double layer of noise absorbent material together with an upgraded aluminum chassis that has greater resistance to drill rod vibration. Without the silence kit, the noise level of the SmartROC T35 and T40 is 127 dB(A) at peak power. With the upgraded silence kit added, tests show that the noise level drops to 115 dB(A), providing an improved working environment at urban construction sites and meeting current demands for lower noise levels. From an operational standpoint, this means that site personnel positioned at the recommended safety distance from the rig during operation can converse with colleagues without having to shout, can use a phone and more easily hear

other noise around them while still keeping their ear protection in place. Besides better noise dampening, the new kit is also more functional than its predecessor. It has four access hatches, with a fifth at the very top of the feed. These can be opened two at a time at the touch of a button, allowing access for rod handling, inspection of coupling sleeves or service. In addition, the kit has also been equipped with an improved lighting system.

The new silence kit is supplied as an option with the new SmartROC T35 and T40 drill rig, improving the onsite environment and meeting increasingly strict drilling noise regulations.

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CANDIAC, QUEBEC, CANADA — Flex-Mat® 3 LFM harp wire from Montreal based Major Wire Industries Limited helps

aggregate operations increase throughput over standard harp or piano wire while reducing downtime caused by

worn wire cloth. Standard harp or piano wire screens use hard metal or plastic slides to hold the wires in place at the

crown bar. The wires vibrate against the slides, which in turn vibrate against the crown, causing breakage. Major

Wire’s high performance Flex-Mat 3 LFM harp wire is manufactured with straight wires firmly molded into polyurethane

strips that hold the wires in place at the crown bar. With its wires embedded into flexible polyurethane strips instead of rigid slides, Flex-Mat 3 LFM harp wire eliminates this steel on steel wear. The polyurethane strips at the crown bars keep the wires equally tensioned, creating better wire vibration when compared to traditional harp or woven wire cloth, reducing blinding and increasing production of a cleaner aggregate product. In addition, Flex-Mat 3 LFM harp wire’s long slots (up to 12-inches) provide more open area to increase screen capacity. Because of its unique design, Flex-Mat 3 LFM harp wire handles high impact loads better and lasts up to twice as long as conventional harp and piano wire. Additionally, Flex-Mat 3 LFM harp wire screen media is available in custom configurations to match unique screens and applications. Producers can choose from the commonly selected stainless steel wire or Major Wire’s highly abrasion resistant OptimumWire® high carbon and high manganese content wire; number and placement of polyurethane strips; a wide range of wire diameters per opening sizes; optional polyurethane intermediate strips for better wire stability and spec material control; and an optional polyurethane side seal, which provides the tightest possible seal. Celebrating more than 125 years in business, Major Wire Industries Limited designs, manufactures and markets screening solutions, including Flex-Mat® 3 high performance, self-cleaning screen media in tensioned and modular versions, OptimumWireÆ and stainless steel woven wire cloth for the quarry, mining, recycling and industrial markets. For more information, contact Major Wire Industries Limited, 225 North Montcalm Blvd., Candiac, Québec, Canada J5R 3L6. Call 450-659-7681, fax 450-659-5570, e-mail or visit its Web site at

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Flex-Mat 3 LFM Harp Wire proves tougher, more effective than standard Harp and Piano wire screen cloth

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Safety Solutions: New Rules by Randy E. Newcomer, CMSP COHC “A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Okay, don’t panic over the title to this column. I’m talking about a new Rules to Live By initiative from MSHA. While I’ve been busy in past installments here reviewing the original initiative, which is several years old now, MSHA has been busy with sequels. The latest is Rules to Live By III. I have the same problem with the Star Wars saga. I still haven’t seen all the sequels… or actually prequels. So there are really no new MSHA rules. The ones that have been showing up in these initiatives are nothing new. They aren’t obscure rules either. I think most people are aware of them. The thing that makes these rules stand out in all three Rules to Live By initiatives is that they are most often cited in fatalities. No, we usually aren’t finding new ways to kill ourselves either. To catch you up, the first Rules to Live By for Metal Nonmetal was thirteen rules whose violation were most commonly cited as contributing factors to nearly half of the fatalities during a nine year period. The idea was that since these few rules were so often involved in fatalities it was espe-

cially important that miners be aware of these and adhere to them for their own protection. The second part of the initiative was that MSHA would also enhance enforcement on these rules. That has certainly come true. Whenever they are discussed with miners in my training classes there are plenty of experiences among attendees who have received citations for violations or alleged violations of these rules. The second initiative was “Rules to Live By II: Preventing Catastrophic Accidents.” Since it focused on rules that contributed to accidents which resulted in multiple fatalities of five or more victims, it applied to coal, specifically underground coal where such high numbers from a single accident are far more likely. Without actually checking back through the records I can only think of several Metal Nonmetal multiple fatalities and then the multiple refers to two, or at the very most three. The nature of underground coal mining simple makes bad things worse. So that brings us up to the present where Metal Nonmetal IS included in the latest initiative. This time we get five rules for Metal Nonmetal Surface which have contributed to at least five fatalities in the ten year period from Jan. 1, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2010. Briefly they are as follows with the number of

fatalities for each during the period: • 30 CFR §46.7(a) — New task training - 21 fatalities; • 30 CFR § 56.3130 — Wall, bank, and slope stability - 6 fatalities; • 30 CFR § 56.3200 — Correction of hazardous conditions - 6 fatalities; • 30 CFR § 56.14100(b) — Safety defects; examination, correction and records - 5 fatalities; and • 30 CFR § 56.15020 — Life jackets and belts - 6 fatalities. Enforcement for the period is also reported by MSHA in the initiative. During that period the total number of citations written for these five rules was 36,479. The citation history breaks down like this: New task training — 556; Wall, bank and slope stability — 632; Correction of hazardous conditions — 2,229; Safety defects examination, correction and records — 32,594; and Life jackets and belts — 468. Notably the most cited and also the most general of these rules also resulted in the fewest fatalities. It was cited nearly fifteen times more often than the next most frequent citation in the group. Stay tuned, I’ll be examining these standards with tips on staying safe and in compliance in coming issues of NAQN. Until then you can download helpful information from MSHA at So what’s next? Rules to Live by

Four: The Phantom Menace… no, that’s the Star Wars film that’s out again, this time in 3D. I have yet to see that one, so I have another chance. Maybe they can reissue the MSHA Rules to Live By in 3D. Sadly, whatever you think about these initiatives, the rules they highlight are worth every miner reviewing again and again. Our challenge is making them new each time so no one loses interest in them. If we forget them, we all lose. Just a Minute: What are your weaknesses? What’s most likely to go wrong in your workday? Take a minute before you do the next task to evaluate the hazards of the task and how you address them. Is there something that’s not exactly according to the rules? Have there been any close calls for you in your past ten years? If you can think of anything, address it immediately and keep yourself safe. If you can’t think of anything, think again, and again and again. Make a habit of taking a minute to do this before every task. Randy Newcomer is owner of Complete Safety Solutions, a training and compliance provider to mines and the contractor industries that support them. In addition to his company site at he manages a site dedicated to the sharing and organization of the best mine safety information and materials for contractors, miners, trainers and managers.

SOUTHAVEN, MS — Powered by a Tier 4 interim compliant Scania® DC9 370 hp engine, the new Terex TA300 Generation 9 articulated truck is designed to keep productivity levels high, fuel consumption low and cycle times short. The proven fuel efficient design of the Generation 9 TA300 boasts a 12 per-

cent reduction in fuel consumption for fewer refueling stops, as well as more than a two percent in horsepower and a six percent increase in peak torque for better overall acceleration, over its predecessor. “With a maximum payload of 30 tons, a body dump cycle time of 20 seconds and a 22.9-cubic-yards

heaped capacity body, customers will benefit from low cost per ton per hour when moving material,” says Ken Emmett, product manager, Terex Construction. “And, its high capacity cooling system provides excellent performance in all climates, from arctic to desert conditions.” With a world class

emissions compliant engine and exhaust brake, this new Generation 9 truck provides excellent rim pull and power in haul applications. The TA300 is equipped with a ZF fully automatic with manual override transmission and retarder, with six forward gears and three reverse gears. It has a maximum torque

of 1,309-pound-foot at 1,400 rpm, and when coupled with the 100 percent differential locking action, this class leading performance enables this truck to go where others can’t follow. The maneuverability and tractive effort means the truck is well suited to such diverse applications as quarrying, mining, construction and road maintenance. The standard Independent Front Suspension (IFS) system on the TA300 provides a smooth ride when traveling over rough terrain, making it easier to handle and increasing productivity. In addition to achieving quicker haul cycles, shock loads and vibrations are also reduced, increasing component life, enhancing operator comfort and reducing driver fatigue. Another important feature of the Gen 9 TA300 — and all Terex articulated haulers — is the oil cooled multiple disc brakes on each axle, which provide extended brake component life, reduced service intervals, lower operating costs and better overall braking performance in comparison to traditional dry disc brake systems which are fitted as standard by other leading manufacturers. The Gen 9 TA300 also has a new ergonomic cab designed to provide operators with comfort and control. Control positions and instrument group-

ings have been arranged according to operator feedback. The cab also benefits from reduced interior noise levels, an improved steering wheel, more effective air conditioning, a high quality sound system and new mirrors. Interior aesthetics have been updated to anthracite grey with a matte finish to reduce glare. Maintenance is simple to perform on the TA300. From the wide opening angle of the electronic lift hood to ground level access to the major components, every consideration has been given to servicing the TA300. Service technicians can easily complete under hood service thanks to the wide platforms on both sides of the engine. Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes and Terex Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining and utility industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at

With a world class emissions compliant engine and exhaust brake, this new Generation 9 truck provides excellent rim pull and power in haul applications.

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Terex TA300 Generation 9 articulated trucks offer cleaner, more fuel efficient productivity

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Kenworth to showcase W900S natural gas mixer truck at World of Concrete Show lineup features four Kenworth mixers KIRKLAND, WA — Kenworth’s latest vocational product line for ready mix operators and construction businesses will be on display at the annual World of Concrete Show Jan. 2327 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Kenworth’s World of Concrete booth (C5413) will feature a four truck lineup devoted to mixer trucks this year. Leading the way is the Kenworth W900S natural gas mixer, which is equipped with the Cummins Westport 8.9 liter ISL G engine, Allison 4500RDS six speed automatic transmission and McNeilus Bridgemaster mixer body. Rated at 320 hp and 1,000-pound-foot of torque, the ISL G uses a maintenance free, three way catalyst and is 2010 EPA and CARB compliant without the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology or a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Next is a T800 short hood mixer with 12.9 liter PACCAR MX engine rated at 405 hp and 1,450-pound-foot of torque and Allison 4500RDS six speed automatic transmission. The PACCAR MX engine is available with a horsepower range of 380-hp to 485-hp and torque up to 1,750 lb-ft on selected Kenworth Class 8 models. Combined with excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability and durability, lightweight design and low cost of ownership, the PACCAR MX engine is an ideal choice for Kenworth customers operating in vocational applications. The remaining trucks — a pair of W900S mixers — utilize a

Cummins ISL9 engine with Eaton R TO14909ALL manual transmission and Cummins ISX11.9 engine with Eaton UltraShift® Plus 9ALL-VMS manual transmission, respectively. “Kenworth’s green trucks continue to gain interest among vocational customers, and the W900S natural gas mixer that we’re showcasing at this year’s World of Concrete is leading the way,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager. “Kenworth offers a wide range of chassis configurations that will work with either standard or bridge formula style mixer bodies. Kenworth’s vocational market share was strong in 2011 and we expect that to continue in 2012.” Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks and medium duty diesel electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is

also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

Kenworth will showcase this Kenworth W900S natural gas mixer at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas.

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(3) Each 36”x140’ Stat Truss Conveyor, elec, w/ belting, walkways/handrails, supports (in photo) $32,500 each; 30”x60’ truss, elec, belt, legs $14,000; 30”x130’ truss, elec, belt, legs $24,500; (3) 36”x50’ truss, elec, belt, legs $16,000; 36”x65’ truss, elec, belt, legs $17,500; 36”x80’ truss, elec, belt, legs $22,500; (2) 36”x110’ truss, elec, belt, legs $28,500; 42”x25’ truss, elec, belt, legs $7,500; 42”x130’ truss, elec, belt, legs $38,500; 48”x65’ truss, elec, belt, legs $22,500

(30) USED READY MIX TRUCKS - MACKS - VOLVOS - INT’L front & rear discharge, (88-99) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P.O.R.

HARRISON 10”x10” Sand Dredge, Cum 400 HP dsl eng, 40’ spuds, 20’ ladder with hyd driven cutter head, Pierce 10”x10” Sand Pump, cab, spare pump, spare transm (92) . .$85,000

1994 10’x10’Plant Control House, push button controls, AC, elevated approx. 20’w/ glass 50 Ton Two Comp Hopper, Self Support, w/42”x35’ Conveyor. ......$45,000 POWERSCREEN Model 1200 Port Screen Plant, 2,100 hrs, Deutz on all four sides, catwalks around house, access ladder, F.O.B. New Mexico . . . . .$45,000 20 Ton Split Disch Hopper, Self Support ......................................$18,000 dsl eng, 5’x10’ DD inc screen, (3) prod delivery conveyors, on rubber 1994 Enclosed to MESA Specs Motor Control Center two 40’enclosed containers w/AC tires w/ 5th wheel and running lights (01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$58,500 & dust control w/motor control boxes w/circuit breakers & starts for motors up to 300 HP F.O.B Albuequerque, NM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$85,000

(4) 36”x80’ Portable Conveyor, elec, belt, drive, head/tail pulley . . .$25,000/ea. 36”x85’ Portable Conveyor, elec, belt, drive, head/tail pulley . . . . . . . .$28,500 42”x60’ Portable Conveyor, elec, belt, drive, head/tail pulley . . . . . . . .$23,500 42”x90’ Portable Conveyor, elec, belt, drive, head/tail pulley . . . . . . . .$38,500

EAGLE IRON WORKS 44”x32’ Sand Screw, Elec, New Outboard bearing, NEW GROVE MZ 82C Manlift Deutz dsl eng, 4x2 drive, 2,300 hours, 82’ LINERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500 work height (99) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 EAGLE IRON WORKS Twin 36”x25’ Sand Screw, elec, urethan liners, speed reducer, hydrotex bearing, support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500 Two (2) Each EAGLE IRON WORKS Twin 36”x25’ Sand Screw, elec, steel liners, open gear drive, hydrotex bearing, support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,500/Each

DRESSER 555 Wheel Loader, Cum NT855 Dsl, EROPS cab, htr, air cond, 6.0 YD GP Bucket w/BOCE, 29.5 X 25 tires @ 50% (89)..$39,500

GROVE RT522 Rough Terrain Crane, 22 ton, Detroit diesel, one winch, 70’ boom, 23’ jib, block (79) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,500

EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT CAT 980H Loader, 13,000 Hrs., EROPS, A/C, 29.5R tires @ 60% wr, 6.5 Yd bkt w/teeth (06) ............................................................................................................................$228,500 DRESSER 510C Loader, Dsl, OROPS, 1.5 YD bkt w/boce, 16.9x24 tires @ 50%, 1,800 Hrs (97) ..............................................................................................................................$18,500 DRESSER 555 Wheeloader, cab, htr, A/C, 29.5x25 tires @ 50%, 6.0 yd. GP bkt w/boce (89).. ..............................................................................................................................$45,000 (2) DUNBAR 1 Cu. Yd. Articulating Clamshell Machines, 15’ reach, 1.0 yd. clamshell bkt., stationary mount, electric/hydraulic drive & controls ..................................$15,000 Each EFFICIENCY 3,000 Gal. Water Tanker w/ gasoline fill pump for insert into 16 yd. dump body ................................................................................................................................$9,500 FRUEHAUF 3,500 Gal. Water Tanker w/ gasoline fill pump on two axle carrier w/ fifth wheel ..$9,500 IR SD100F Compactor, Cummins dsl., OROPS, drum drive (98) ................................$39,500 KOMATSU PC 48R-8 Excavator, 10,000 Lb., 3,400 Hrs, 24” bucket, OROPS, level blade (00) ..............................................................................................................................$28,500 LIEHBERR R974HD Hydraulic Excavator, Liehberr dsl. engine, mass excavat boom/tip, 6.0 cu. yd. bucket w/ teeth, A/C ........................................................................................$75,000 SULLAR 750DPQ Compressor, Det Dsl, 750 CFM @ 100 PSI, portable, low hours (74). . . $9,500 TEREX 3305B Hauler, Det. dsl., bed liners, good tires (77) ........................................$26,500 (2) Lube/Fuel Bodies w/ (5) each lube/oil tanks w/ air discharge, air comp., 600 gal. dsl. tank ......................................................................................................................$9,500 Each

36”x185’ Channel Frame Conveyor, elec, belt, supports (in photo) $45,000; 36”x190’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $48,500; 36”x240’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $55,000; (2) 36”x110’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $35,000 ea; (2) 36”x115’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $37,500 ea; (3) 36”x90’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $32,500 ea; 36”x80’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $28,500; (2) 36”x60’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $23,500 ea; (3) 36”x50’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $21,500 ea; (2) 36”x25’ Channel, elec, belt, supports $5,500 ea; (2) 36”x16’ Channel, elec, belts, supports $4,500 ea

GROVE RT 65S Hydraulic RT Crane, SN: 31415, Cat dsl. eng., 35 ton cap., 104’ bm., 32’ jib, hook blk., ball, 29.5x25 tires (70%), block & ball, painted (74). . . . . . . .$48,500

CRANES & LIFT EQUIPMENT CAT TH 83 Telehandler Forklift, 8,000 Lb. Cap, OROPS, 4 way steer, 4WD, (02) ........$28,500 CLARK 250 30,000 lb. Forklift, gas/propane, 15’ & 21’ mast ......................................$25,000 CLARK/LIMA 550TC Lattice Boom Truck Crane, 55 ton cap., Cummins up/down, 8x4, 3 drums, 170’ bm., 30’ jib, blk., ball (69) ................................................................$39,500 DROTT 3330 Industrial Crane, 6 ton cap, LP gas, 20’ bm, good tires (83)....................$6,500 GENIE Z60/34 Aerial Manlift, Deutz diessl, 4x4, 60’ work height (93)..........................$26,500 GROVE RT 65S Rough Terrain Crane, 35 ton cap., Detroit diesel eng., 4x4 drive, 4 way steer, one winch, 104’ boom, 32’ jib, blk. & ball (74) ....................................................$48,500 GROVE MZ82C Manlift, 82’ work height, Deutz dsl, 4x2 drive, 60” platform w/hyd rotator (98) ..............................................................................................................................$19,500 GROVE RT58 RT Crane, 14 ton cap., Detroit diesel, 4x4x4, 60’ bm, 30’ jib, blk. (74) $15,000 GROVE RT 522 RT Crane, 22 ton, Detroit diesel, 70’ + 23’ (79) ..................................$32,500 JLG 1250BT Crane (no truck), rated 12.5 tons, 57’ reach, painted (88) ......................$15,000 MANITOWOC 2900 T Series II Lattice Trk Crane, 8x4, rated 70 ton cap., Cummins diesel up/Cummins diesel down, 2 drums, 160’ boom, 50’ jib, blk.................................$79,500 MASTER CRAFT S-10-P-6 Forklift, rated 10,000 lbs., Perkins diesel, 21’ mast, rear steer, dual front tires/drive, painted (99) ................................................................................$12,500 NATIONAL 6T56 Boom Truck, 10 ton cap, 56’ boom, rear out, on Ford F800 chassis, Dsl (78) $16,500 P&H “OMEGA 25” RT Crane, rated @ 25 tons, Detroit diesel, 80’ boom, no jib, one winch, ATB, block & ball ..................................................................................................$32,500

EL JAY 6’X20’ Triple Deck Horizontal Portable Screening Plant, electric with screen cloths, directional chutes, on two axle chassis with 5th wheel (79) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$58,500

KOMATSU PC 45R-8 Hyd Excavator, Dsl eng, 3,800 hours, boom, stick, 24" bkt w/teeth, blade, OROPS, good uc (00) . . . . $28,500

CATERPILLAR Model 980H Wheel Loader, 12,900 Hrs, EROPS cab, htr, air cond, 29.5R25 Michelin Radial Tires @ 60@ wear remaining, 6.5 yard general purpose bucket with teeth...ONE OWNER...CAT MONITORED AND SERVICED (06) . . . . . . . .$228,500

TADANO TR 280 XL RT Crane, 28 ton cap., Mit. diesel, one winch, 72’ boom, 25’ jib, LMI/ATB system, block & ball (90) ......................................................................................$79,500 TAYLOR 22,500 Forklift, Detroit diesel, OROPS, 15’ mast ..........................................$23,500 ASPHALT EQUIPMENT BEARCAT 2,500 Gal. Asphalt Distributor, hydrostatic drive (PTO) air controls, 14’ spray bar, on Ford F800 w/ V8 gas engine (78) ..................................................................$18,500 CONCRETE EQUIPMENT & PLANTS SCHWING WP 750-15X Concrete Pump, Deutz Dsl, trailer mount, 2,200 Hrs (02) ..........$29,500 (30) Used Ready Mix Trucks - Macks, Volvos, Int’l - front & rear discharge - various ages..P.O.R. (3) Stationary Baghouses, 5,000 CFM to 7,500 CFM......................................................P.O.R. 7”x40’ Cement Screw w/ speed reducer, two 20’ sect with connects ............................$3,500 7”x40’ Screw Conveyor w/ speed reducer and motor mount ........................................$2,900 17”x30’ Screw Conveyor w/ speed reducer....................................................................$4,500 17”x30’ Screw Conveyor w/ speed reducer and motor mount ......................................$3,900 FEEDERS ALLIS CHALMERS 42”x20’ Vib Grizzly Feeder, 2 step, on stand, w/50 ton dump hopper (94) $55,000 SAUNCO 36S Feeder, electric w/ box............................................................................$12,500 Four (4) SYNTRON 36” High Frequency Feeders, complete w/controls (94) ..........$9,500/Ea. POWERSCREEN 30”x25’ Belt Feeders w/ supp., elec.....................................................$8,500 18”/24”/30” Belt Feeders up to 20’ long, electric ............................................................P.O.R.

All Prices are F.O.B stocking location and are subject to prior sale. Prices do not include disassembly and loadout of the equipment. Equipment is represented as accurately as possible but specifications are not guaranteed. All equipment is offered “AS IS” with no warranty and is subject to applicable sales tax.

Yard Location: 45245 U.S. Highway 280, Sylacauga, Alabama 35150 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 381116, Birmingham, Alabama 35238-1116

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EAGLE IRON WORKS 36”x8’ Portable Pugmill Mixing Plant, Detroit 6-71 MCLANAHAN 46”x30’Twin Shaft Logwasher, LIKE NEW IN EXCELLENT diesel engine, hyd. elevating legs/stabilizers, spray bar system, NEW radial CONDITION (07) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$98,500 tires, lights, rated 350-750 TPH, new paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$58,500 EAGLE IRON WORKS 36”x24’Twin Shaft Logwasher, elec, open gear drive, grease lubricated bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500

Western Sales Representative Marcia S. Kirkland P.O. Box 18996 Reno, Nevada 89511 Phone: 205-566-0364 Email:

Eastern Sales Representative Christopher A. “Chris” Suggs 45245 U.S. Highway 280 Sylacauga, Alabama 35150 Phone:205-470-5161 Email:

International Sales Representative Bobby G. Suggs P.O. Box 381116 Birmingham, Alabama 35238-1116

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24”x150’ Mast Type Radial Stacker, Man Rad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$45,000 36”x150’ Tunnell Conveyor, 10’ diameter tunnell, 3/8” steel, galvanized, 6 30”x52’ Marco Radial Stacker, Man Rad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,000 feed points, four (4) each Syntron feeders, complete with belt, stands, 6” 36”x85’ Radial Stacker, Dual Tired, Man Rad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500 36”x100’ Radial Stacker, Power Rad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$38,500 trough/return idlers, GOOD CONDITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$125,000 42”x90’ Radial Stacker, Man Rad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,000

EL JAY 45” Portable Cone Crushing Plant, electric w/ El Jay 45” PIONEER 3042 Semi-Portable Jaw Crushing Plant, elec. powered, vibrating Grizzly CEDAR RAPIDS/EL JAY RC 54 II Cone Crushing/Screening Plant, equipped with 54" “Standard” Head Cone, 150 HP motor, 4’x14’ Double Deck Horiz Screen, TELSMITH 52" "Std" Head Cone Crusher, 250 HP motor, stand, lube system, feeder w/ hopper & 25 HP motor, 3042 jaw crusher w/ jaw dies @ 80% wr, new bear- "Std" Head Cone w/300 HP motor, 6' X 20' TD Horiz Screen with fines conveyor to product discharge conveyor on two axles w/ 5th wheel (1980) . . .$115,000 cooler, REBUILT w/NEW Manganese (91) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$175,000 ings & rework on eccentric shaft 2 months prior to shutdown, on 2 axle carrier w/ 5th rear, support stands, catwalks w/handrails, good condition (98) . . . . . . . .$145,000 Optional: Fine Head Housing w/new manganese. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .add $45,000 wheel (unit now stationary, will take down & install running gear) (86) . . . .$155,000

METSO/SVEDALIA 8’x20’ TD “XH” Incline Screen, less motor, 36”x200’ Portable Roadable Conveyor on two axle chassis with fifth wheel MADILL Model MK-21 Mobile Sand Drag System, Cat dsl, capable of EAGLE IRON WORKS 8’x32’ Stationary Sand Classifying Plant, 9 station, 3 cell flume, drive belts, w/ mounting springs & cups, urethane cloth (3”, 1.5”, hookup and running lights, complete with belting, (3) pullout sections, (2) 65’ 1,200’ radius and 200’ depth dredging with 7 yd drag bucket. Requires Mark V Computer controls, supports (99) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$65,000 3/4”), painted (89) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,500 sections and (1) 70’ section with independent drives . . . . . . . . . . .$125,000 D8/D9 Dozer size to stabilize (73) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$135,000

TEREX/SIMPLICITY 8’x20’ TD Incline Screen, twin drives w/ 25 HP SIMPLICITY 4’X 10’DD Wet Incl Screen complete with motor, on stand . . . . . . . ..$8,500 GATOR PEX 1252 Portable Jaw Crushing Plant, w/ a 4 step 44”x16’ vib FINLAY 8E30 Portable Wet Screening Plant, all electric, on sinmotors, support stands, catwalks/handrails, screen cloth, excellent (01) PIONEER 5’X 16’TD Wet Incl Screen complete with motor, on stand . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 Grizzly feeder w/ 25 HP motor, a 12x52 jaw crusher w/ a 75 HP motor, rear gle axle dual tired wheels w/ fifth wheel hookup, 4’x8’ DD wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$125,000 SIMPLICITY 6’ x 16’TD Wet Incl Screen complete with motor, on stand . .$17,500 discharge conveyor, can accept 10” feed & crush to -1” (99) . . . . .$58,500 screen, feed hopper, new paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500 SCREENS... PORTABLE EL JAY 6’x20’ TD Horiz Port Screen, elec, with chutes, fines conv, two axle chassis (79) ......$58,500 FINLAY 8E30 Portable Wet Screening Plant, all elec., 4’x8’ DD incl. wet screen, new paint ....$28,500 POWERSCREEN 1200 RT Port Plant, Cum dsl, 5’x12’ DD Screen, 3 conv, hopper, 2,000 hrs (01) $58,500 SCREENS... STATIONARY ALLIS CHALMERS 8’x20’ “XH” Triple Deck Incline Screen, dual mech, bare screen................$37,500 ALLIS CHALMERS 6’x16’ Single Deck Hor Screen, overhead ecc, no mtr ................................$8,500 ALLIS CHALMERS 6’x16’ DD Incl Screen, complete on frame (88)..........................................$15,000 EL JAY 6’x20’ Triple Deck Horizontal Vib. Screen, w/ electric drive, screen cloth, mounted on frame, complete (88) ....................................................................................................................$45,000 HARTL 4’x8’ Double Deck Incline Vibrating Screen, w/ two side discharge conveyors, one rear discharge fines conveyor, hydraulic driven ..........................................................................$23,500 HEWITT ROBINS 5’x16’ TD Incline Screen ................................................................................$9,500 HEWITT ROBINS 5’x16’ Four Deck Incl Screen, on stand, less motor......................................$18,500 KOLBERG 5’x12’ DD Incl Screen, complete on stand (99) ......................................................$12,500 LINK BELT 4’x10’ DD Incl Screen, complete on frame (85) ........................................................$9,500 METSO 8’x20’ DD Incline, elec, on stand w/fines conv (04) ....................................................$58,500 TELESMITH 4’x10’ DD Incline Screen, elec, on stand..................................................................P.O.R. SIMPLICITY 8’x20’ Four Deck Incl Screen, on stand comp w/ motors, screen cloth, fines collection chuter w/ rear disch conv........................................................................................................POR SIMPLICITY 5’x14’ TD Incline Screen, support ........................................................................$12,500 SIMPLICITY 4’x12’ TD Incl Wet Screen, complete on stand (85) ............................................$12,500 CRUSHERS... PORTABLE CEDAR RAPIDS/EL JAY RC 54II Portable Cone Crushing/Screening Plant, elec., w/ 54” “std. hd.” cone crusher, 6’x20’ TD horizontal screen, on two axle carriers (94) ......................................$145,000 El JAY 45” “Standard Head” Portable Cone Crushing/Screen Plant, elec, 4’x14’ DD Horiz Screen,

Discharge Conv, on two axle chassis (80)............................................................................$115,000 GATOR PEX 1252 Portable Jaw Crusher, can accept up to 10” feed & crush to -1”, w/ 75 HP motor, 44”x16’ four stage vib. Grizzly feeder w/ 25 HP motor, prod. discharge conveyor (99) ......$58,500 PIONEER 3042 Portable Jaw Crushing Plant, elec., w/ vib. Grizzly feeder, 3042 jaw crusher, on two axle carrier (86) ......................................................................................................................$155,000 CRUSHERS... STATIONARY GUNDLACH 56” Double Roll Coal Crusher, (2) 25 HP motor ..................................................$18,500 WILLIAMS 330K2 Pulverizer Hammermill Crusher, requires 200 HP elec. motor, spare set of hammers w/ unit (88)........................................................................................................................$23,500 KUE KEN 2436 Bare Jaw Crusher, lube syst, mo mtr, no drives ....................................................POR CONVEYORS... RADIAL KOLBERG 24”x150’ Mast Type Rad, man. rad., w/motor, NO BELT, Truss ..............................$45,000 36”x85’ Radial Stacker, elec., w/ man. rad., man. raise/lower, 3 ply belt (98) ..........................$28,500 36”x100’ Radical Stacker, elec., power rad, truss frame, w/motor & belting (99)....................$38,500 42”x90’ Radial Stacker, elec., w/ man. rad., man. raise/lower, 3 ply belt (98) ..........................$38,500 CONVEYORS... STATIONARY 30”x50’ Channell Frame, complete, elec. drive, belt ..................................................................$6,500 36”x85’ Truss Frame w/ motor, less belt & supports................................................................$17,500 36”x1,000’ Overland Conveyor System w/ 210’ of truss w/ catwalks, 800’ of channel, w/ drives, motors, 2 ply belting ......................................................................................................$135,000 SAND & GRAVEL EQUIPMENT EAGLE IRON WORKS 10’x40’ Stat Classifyer, 2 cell, 11 station, Dialsplit Cont (78) ................$55,000 EAGLE IRON WORKS 44”x32’ Single Sand Screw, elec. NEW outboard bearing, NEW urethane liners ..........................................................................................................................................$28,500 EAGLE IRON WORKS Portable 36” Twin Shaft Pugmill, Detroit 6-71 diesel, w/ water ............$58,500 (2) EAGLE IRON WORKS 36”x25’ Twin Screw Washers, open drive, hyrotex bearings......$16,500/Ea.

EAGLE IRON WORKS 36”x25’ Twin Screw Washer, enclosed drive, hydrotex bearings ..........$23,500 EAGLE IRON WORKS 36”x24’ Logwasher, open drive, greast lub bearings ............................$28,500 EAGLE IRON WORKS 8’x32’ Stationary Classifyer, 9 stat, 3 cell, rising current, MK V computer controls (99)......................................................................................................................$65,000 HARRISON 10”x10” Sand Dredge, Pierce Pump, cab, 40’ spuds, 20’ ladder w/hyd cutter head .......... ..........................................................................................................................................$85,000 McLANAHAN 46”x30’ Logwasher, LIKE NEW, Complete (07) ..................................................$98,500 10” Sand Pump w/ motor ............................................................................................................P.O.R. 6”x6” Sand Pump DIESEL GENERATORS CAT 105KW Diesel Generator, on skid, side controls, 3 ph and 1 ph connectors, painted ......$12,500 DETRIOT DIESEL 125 KW Diesel Generator, Det. 6-71 diesel engine, on support frame, open, w/ controls & gauges, switch box..................................................................................................$9,500 STAMFORD 160 KW Diesel Generator, Iveco diesel engine, 1,435 hrs., in enclosed trailer w/ switch boxes, circuit breakers/starters (99)..................................................................................$28,500 PARTS MACHINES & ATTACHMENTS GROVE RT65S RT Crane, Det Dsl, 104’ boom, good machine, missing hyd tank ....................$18,000 P & H S20 All Terrain Crane, boom, drive train, winch, axles, good (86) ..................................$9,500 PUMPEX 8” Electric Submersible Pump, 94 HP, w/ controls......................................................$9,500 INDECO MES3500 Hyd. Impact Hammer, 5,000 ft./lbs. energy, for 70,000 - 100,000 lb. excavator, point, bracket, painted ......................................................................................................$15,000 10’x10’ Crushing Plant Control House, A/C, push button controls, w/ electric control center w/ switches, breaker & starter boxes ............................................................................................$140,000 Skidder Tires with rims for VOLVO L90E Wheel Loader, tires 50% ......................................$4,500/set Quick Attach with bucket & forks for a VOLVO L90E Wheel Loader ..........................................$9,500 Three each 23.5x25 Tires, Bias, 60% WR ............................................................................$4,500/set

All Prices are F.O.B stocking location and are subject to prior sale. Prices do not include disassembly and loadout of the equipment. Equipment is represented as accurately as possible but specifications are not guaranteed. All equipment is offered “AS IS” with no warranty and is subject to applicable sales tax.

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Atlas Copco launches Boomer M1 L single boom drill rig for low height mining COMMERCE CITY, CO — The latest single boom face drilling rig from Atlas Copco is designed for development and production drilling in low to medium height mines, including applications with extensive tramming. With a machine height of 5.9-feet the Boomer M1 L is sized for room and pillar mines with back heights from 7.2 to 8.2-feet. It has a strong carrier with heavy duty axles and a reinforced articulation section as well as oversized wheels compared to similar rigs in the range. Components and systems from existing drill rigs such as the Boomer S1 L and the Boomer M2 D were incorporated into the design of the Boomer M1 L in order to respond to customer demand for a more robust single boom face drilling rig for low height applications. “This is the perfect rig for the rough and tough world of low vein mining in room and pillar operations — especially where there are long distances to be covered,” said Peter Bray, product manager at Atlas Copco’s underground equipment division. “Typically, rigs of this type have to cover distances of 6 to 12 kilometers a day and that requires a machine that can really take a lot of wear and tear. The Boomer M1 L can handle this with no problem. Its strong components are built to withstand tramming on rough roadways over long periods of time.” The Boomer M1 L has a spacious, fully enclosed, air conditioned cabin and an ergonomic control panel,

Asphalt Pavement Alliance releases new Life Cycle Cost Software LANHAM, MD — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has released a new version of the software program LCCAExpress for life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of pavements. Version 2.0 of LCCAExpress is geared to less complex projects. It is quick, easy to use and unbiased. The software is available as a free download at “The updated software now offers the ability to print out a professional looking report. It allows the user the addition of a fourth overlay option as well as more maintenance options and the choice of whether to calculate user delay. LCCAExpress does all this in a very user friendly way,” said Jill Thomas of the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association, co-chair of the APA’s Economics Team. Like its predecessor programs, LCCAExpress 2.0 still uses the princi-

ples recommended by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to compare the economics of alternative designs for a given road project. It is a simplified version of the APA’s original LCCA software. Both LCCA and LCCAExpress are available as free downloads at The website at also has a wealth of additional resources on topics including Perpetual Pavements, policy considerations and environmental sustainability. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a coalition of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Asphalt Institute and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The Alliance’s mission is to further the use and quality of asphalt pavements. The Alliance will accomplish this through research, technology transfer, engineering, education and innovation.

contributing to operator safety and comfort. Power is provided by the environmentally friendly, low emission Deutz 80kW Tier 3 engine. The latest Boomer model comes with an improved flexible boom, simple controls (Direct Control System 2), as well as a choice of COP 1638 or COP 1838 rock drills. The rig is also designed to be easy to service, with easily accessible service points behind protective hatches. A prototype of the Boomer M1 L was successfully tested by the Polish mining company KGHM which has since placed orders for several units. Atlas Copco has provided a video of the new Boomer M1 L in action at

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Alternative Case Resolution Initiative Training Workshop protects your company, your employees and your assets from devastating fines and penalties GREEN BAY, WI — Catamount Consulting, LLC and Patton Boggs, LLP have teamed up to provide an Alternative Case Resolution Workshop this spring in

Green Bay, WI. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has increased mine inspections, citations and penalties and the March workshop will teach companies how to deal with MSHA inspections from the field to the courtroom. Mark Savit, partner at Patton Boggs, LLP and an expert in mining litigation and health and

safety law, says “MSHA has definitely ramped up the number and variety of citations it is issuing. The only way a mining company can operate in this regulatory climate is to become as familiar as it can be with the MSHA citation process.” Key strategies can avoid costly citations and reduce your company’s legal and financial liability. “We have part-

nered with Catamount Consulting, LLC, a leader in MSHA, OSHA and work zone safety training, to provide industry experts who will teach you how to deal with MSHA from the moment the field inspectors arrive at your site, through the course of their inspection and after any citations are issued,” said Mr. Savit. The U.S. Dept. of La-

bor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has enacted the second phase in major reforms to enforcement and increased inspections of coal, mineral and aggregate mining operations. Since April, 2010, when the enhanced inspections began, citations and penalties have risen steadily. “MSHA has definitely ramped up the number and variety of citations it’s issuing,” said Mr. Savit. “It is clear that MSHA leadership favors more stringent enforcement as the primary way to ensure safety, and they are taking unprecedented action as of late.” Mine operators are particularly vulnerable to MSHA enforcement actions, as many citations carry penalties that can cripple the operating budget of a mining company. “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Mr. Savit, remarking on a recent case in which a small stone quarry was assessed over $500,000 in MSHA penalties. Savit, who began his career at the U.S. Dept. of the Interior where he headed MSHA’s special investigation unit, said: “The only way a mining company can operate in this regulatory climate is to become as familiar as it can be with the MSHA citation process. The risk of being unprepared for a significant MSHA enforcement action can be devastating.” Scott McKenna, a MSHA certified instructor and owner of Catamount Consulting LLC, agrees. “Mine operators need to know about and respond to any violations on their sites before MSHA does, and they need to know how to deal with citations,” said McKenna. “Ignorance of rights, responsibilities, the Code of Federal Regulations and the ACRI process is simply reckless.”

ACRI, the Alternative Case Resolution Initiative, is a MSHA program in which ACRI trained, non-attorney MSHA specialists resolve or adjudicate select enforcement disputes with mine operators arising from citations under the Mine Act. The use of the ACRI process has spread to every type of citation except where serious, disabling or fatal injuries are involved. The ACRI Workshop is a two and a half day seminar covering the legal and procedural processes involved in field inspections, citations and ACRI resolution. The ACRI workshop provides mine operators and their representatives the skills necessary to participate in the ACRI process without outside legal representation. Attorneys from Patton Boggs LLP, a preeminent Washington D.C. based firm, provide insight into MSHA laws, research techniques and litigation procedures. Participants learn how to organize and present legal arguments and receive a manual with form pleadings useful in preparing for settlement conferences and proceedings with Administrative Law Judges. The ACRI Seminar will take place March 27-29, 2012 at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay in Green Bay, WI. The cost to attend is $625 per person. More information on the seminar can be found at or by calling Catamount Consulting at 518-623-2352. Catamount Consulting LLC provides comprehensive on and off site training in all facets of MSHA, OSHA and Workzone Safety, as well as company management training and motivational presentations. The firm has locations in Warrensburg, NY, Curwensville, PA and Kunkletown, PA.

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PACA conducts Pervious Concrete Summit The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) recently conducted a Pervious Concrete Summit in State College, PA. The purpose of the event was to update the ready mixed concrete industry in Pennsylvania on the latest technology improvements and specifications in the field of pervious concrete. Pervious concrete is a ‘no fines’ concrete mix which is intended for use as an open graded drainage material. The elimination of fine aggregate creates a fairly large void structure between the coarse aggregate particles, resulting in a concrete mix that is permeable to water. A typical pervious concrete mix will have a void content of 15 to 35 percent. The compressive strength of pervious concrete can range anywhere from 500 to 3000 psi. It can be used for light duty pavement in situations where it is desirable to have stormwater percolate through the pavement into the permeable base. Drainage rates will vary with aggregate size and density of the mix, but will commonly fall into the range of 3 to 5 gallons per minute, per square foot. It is particularly useful in areas where state or local regulations require that stormwater be retained on site to recharge the groundwater system. The technology continues to draw attention within the design community, and concrete producers and contrac-

tors across the Commonwealth should prepare themselves for the opportunities that will present themselves. This Summit brought some of the brightest minds in the business to State College to share their expertise. Speakers for the event included: Dr. Colin Lobo P.E. (V.P. Engineering NRMCA), Matt Offenberg P.E. (chairman ACI 522 Committee — Pervious Concrete, Grace Construction Products) and Dave Mitchell (Bunyan Industries). The topics they covered started with proper mix design proportioning, proceeded to testing and specifications, and ended with a discussion on placement techniques and considerations. In addition, two contractors, John Bazella (J. Bazella Concrete Construction) and Jim Engelman (Engelman Construction) joined the other presenters in a panel discussion regarding their experiences constructing pervious concrete projects. Following the presentations and panel discussion, attendees traveled to a local concrete producers (Centre Concrete) facility for a placement of pervious concrete. Based on the positive comments that were heard throughout the event, it appears that the industry was well served by the day’s activities. For more information on pervious concrete, please visit the organizations concrete education/promotion website at www.specifycon-

The technology continues to draw attention within the design community, and concrete producers and contractors across the Commonwealth should prepare themselves for the opportunities that will present themselves. There is a variety of information available on the site including a pervious concrete to conventional pavement cost comparison brochure and an electronic version of The Concrete Difference, the association’s semi-annual magazine.

Following the presentations and panel discussion, attendees traveled to a local concrete producers (Centre Concrete) facility for a placement of pervious concrete.

Time for Washington to do more than talk about infrastructure and job creation statement on State of the Union Address from Dennis Slater, president of Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Last night President Obama spoke about the urgent need for growth in American manufacturing: “We have a huge opportunity, at this moment, to bring manufacturing back. But we have to seize it. Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed.” America’s manufacturers are working hard every day to bring jobs back to this country by investing in our workers, our facilities and our operations to strengthen and revitalize our industries. What we need from Washington to help our efforts succeed is an infrastructure program that will help U.S. manufacturers complete globally. It is time for Congress and the Administration to pass a fully funded highway bill and not more short term stop gap measures. We continue to see bipartisan rhetoric from both the Administration and mem-

bers of Congress supporting job creation through infrastructure investment, but still no action has been taken. Last night President Obama insisted for the second year in a row that we need to “do some nation building right here at home.” America’s manufacturers are done with rhetoric, and ready for action. There is no one piece of legislation now before Congress that could do more to immediately create jobs and sharpen U.S. competitiveness than the highway bill. Instead of long term reauthorization of funds to pay for much needed investment in our crumbling roads and bridges, Congress has kicked the can down the road eight different times, passing yet another six month extension. As our global competitors know, 21st century roads and bridges are not made six months at a time. We also urge the President to reconsider his decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. America’s future depends on economic growth and energy security, and we cannot afford to reject the tremendous potential for both that large scale, strategic infrastructure projects such as Keystone represent. On the jobs front alone, the pipeline would create

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Godwin Pumps of America changes legal name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions BRIDGEPORT — Godwin, manufacturer of the Dri-Prime® automatic self-priming, dry running pump, is changing its legal name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Inc. The change was effective on Jan. 1, 2012. “Godwin will remain the brand name for the Dri-Prime series of pumps,” said Michel Bakhos, president of Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Inc. The change in company name reflects our continued efforts to provide customers a broader product range, value added services and integrated solutions from a growing branch

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State of the Union: Action, not talk, needed

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Exciting plans (PA) Inc. -

in the works at Graymont Pleasant Gap facility by Jon M. Casey

From a vantage point atop the facility’s perimeter, the full expanse of Graymont PA’s Pleasant Gap facility is a remarkable sight. Future stockpiles of material from the mine, once the underground crusher and conveyor are completed, will be stored in the area to the lower left of this photo. For those of us who took advantage of the mine tour here at Pleasant Gap and the material that is shipped offered as part of the 15th Annual PA Drilling and from the bagging and train loading facility in Blasting Conference at Penn State University, the Bellefonte, PA, the operation is working at peak opportunity to visit Graymont (PA) Inc.’s lime plant production despite the overall downturn in traditionand underground limestone mine, was an afternoon al lime market. well spent. From the time that we arrived at the “Our products are used in the fruit industry, steel Pleasant Gap, PA facility until we boarded the trolley production, agriculture, coal mining, water treatment to return to The Penn Stater Hotel and Convention and many more ways,” he said. “With the Valentine Center, we were able to experience a one of a kind Formation that we have here, a vein that averages visit to a mine that has been in existence since 1951. approximately 64-feet thick, we have a high quality The aboveground tour of the aggregate processing source of limestone for our kilns that is expected to and lime plants proved equally exciting because soon, supply material for decades to come.” the facility will be undergoing expansion in a modern, Processing and Cement Plants innovative way and the area will become a beehive of Russell said that with the extensive reserves that activity during that process. are still available at this site, the decision to install the new method of transportation comes at a time when fuel and energy costs make this kind of decision a wise choice. “We currently use five, 773 haul trucks, To begin our trip into the mine and above ground facilto bring the material from the mine,” he said. “By ity, we were required to participate in a safety and proswitching over to a conveyor system to do that job, we tocol briefing. will save the costs associated with those haul trucks. fresh air as the trucks and equipment mine more More importantly, we will be able to increase our material. He said that they need to increase air flow tonnages to meet production goals for the coming from 600,000 CFM to over one Million CFM to meet years without the added costs associated with addi- the increased need. When the conveyor is not operational due to repair or maintenance, the haul truck tional haul trucks.” For example, Russell said that they currently will fleet will still be able to haul stone to the existing need to increase their air flow through put on the surface crusher. History of Pleasant Gap Facility ventilation system because of the increased need for During an introductory safety session, Russell recalled that the original standard cut for the mine was made in 1951. Once the mining was under way, Visitors board the trolley to return to the Penn Stater the site produced about 100 tons per day of lime. As Hotel and Convention Center, site of the 2011 PA time passed, the mining efforts reached an elevation Blaster’s Conference. below ground level, where water intrusion into the mine became an issue. Because the seam of the Our host E. Junior Russell, mine superintendent, Valentine formation descends eastward at a slope of explained that in the coming months, his company approximately 12 degrees, mining eventually reached plans to install underground primary and secondary the water table for that area. crushers with a supporting conveyance system that In the 1980s and 1990s, dewatering and water will bring the crushed material to the surface of the containment became a priority. It was during this mine. When the project is complete, the conveyor will time that a plan was developed to pipe the water from transport the sized material nearly one mile after the this facility to the head of Logan Branch, a stream aggregate is crushed and sized inside the mine. seven miles from the plant and the location of a PA Russell said they are planning to install two MMD Fish and Game Commission fish hatchery. Today, Sizers that will crush the mined material. Once it excess fresh water is pumped from the mine, into a exits the mine, it will be stockpiled in three locations one million gallon tank that is used to regulate the above ground. From there, six feeders will move the discharge to the creek and the fish hatchery. A material from beneath the stockpiles, to the lime portion of that water is retained for the daily needs of plant or other processing as needed. Each of the three plant operations. That water is stored in a separate stockpiles will hold approximately 10,000 tons of 250,000 gallon tank nearby. stone. Russell said that since Graymont acquired the He said that the demand for the kinds of products that this plant produces continues to be on the Our host, mine superintendent, Junior Russell, operation from its previous owners, they have been increase. Between what is shipped from the plant explains how to use the emergency breathing apparaGraymont 27 tus that each of us was required to wear into the mine.

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Our tour guide, Casey Rhodes, is a mining engineer and was instrumental in designing the new crusher and conveyor system that is due to be installed in 2012. continually working to upgrade the plant in various ways. New kilns were added in 2005 and in 2008. As a result, the facility is currently on track to process nearly two million tons of stone in 2012. Underground Tour As we toured the above ground portion of the plant before heading underground, Casey Rhodes, one of Graymont’s mining engineers and our tour guide for the afternoon, pointed out some of the innovative features of the plant. They included the bell shaped preheater and the power generation plant that uses heat from Kiln 7 to turn steam power turbines that generates up to three Megawatts of electrical power that is transmitted to the electrical power grid. This resourceful use of the excess heat from the kiln, demonstrates another way that Graymont looks for ways to conserve energy and resources. Pointing to a large stockpile of material currently considered a byproduct of the operation, Rhodes said that this material is sold for soil remediation. He said in the future, they will be able to more efficiently blend kiln feed material to deliver a more consistent lime product to Graymont’s customers. As we headed underground, Rhodes explained that with the new design of the crusher and conveyor system, additional mining will be needed for the installation. He said that most of new conveyor will be installed through existing excavations with some of the conveyor corridor going through existing pillars. As a result, the mine’s roof will have to be re-bolted to ensure worker safety and future mining needs. More than 18,000 new roof bolts are scheduled to be installed between now and the completion of the

As we head underground, we are required to sign in and sign out, as an added safety precaution. We each received a metal disc from the tags seen behind our guide Casey Rhodes on the right. Sam Baker signs in as Casey prepares to give him tag number 5.

The Standard Cut for the Pleasant Gap, PA Graymont mine was originally made in 1951. The inset photo is a close up of one of two air intake portals that are used to supply fresh air into the mine. The entrance to the mine is beyond the building in the distance on the far left. project. He added that once the system is completed, the current haul truck access will be maintained for the entrance and egress of equipment into the underground work area. Rhodes said that he works closely with the engineering firms that are responsible for the design work of the new system so he is eager for the work to get under way. The high tension belt system and crushers will be installed by DMC Mining Services and will take the better part of one year to complete.

With the addition of the new system, Rhodes said that the improved efficiencies that will come from moving the primary and secondary crushing closer to the mine face will help improve production efficiencies above ground as well. For the 150 employees that make up the Graymont PA workforce, the coming years look to be busy and exciting. For more information on Graymont Lime and Stone Products, visit their website at

Cement tanker trucks wait their turn to be loaded in one of the two, truck load out bays seen on the left of the plant. The center bay seen in the lower portion of the middle of the plant (to the right of the truck bays) is the railcar-loading bay.

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F ifteenth PA Drilling and Blasting Conference helps industry professionals do a better job by Jon M. Casey

This view of the PA Drilling and Blasting Conference luncheon activities, gives readers an idea of how many of the industry professionals attended this year's biennial event. For the hundreds of Pennsylvania drilling and an afternoon of seeing how limestone aggregate is blasting professionals who attended this year’s mined in preparation for processing in Graymont’s fifteenth gathering in State College, PA November 3-4, limekilns above ground. They also had an opportuni2011, there were plenty of opportunities for network- ty to see where the new crushing and screening ing and training as organizers provided more than systems are scheduled to be installed this year. For two dozen sessions devoted to several important those of us who attended this tour, the experience aspects of the drilling and blasting industry. Topics was unforgettable. For more information on the next that ranged from keeping good blast records to equip- PA Drilling and Blasting Conference, contact ment safety and handling blasting misfires was Conference Planner, John Farris at 814-863-5100. covered during the two day event, held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The conference is prepared for underground and surface drillers and blasters, engineers, safety personnel, suppliers and other professionals associated with drilling, blasting and explosives. For more than twenty five years, The Pennsylvania Drilling and Blasting Conference Series has provided continuing education for blasting professionals. Additionally, it serves as a statewide forum to discuss current issues in the drilling and blasting field. Conferences in the series are held every other year on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. As an added bonus, on November 2, conference organizers hosted a pre-conference field trip to the Graymont Lime Plant and underground mining facil- Orica USA's Jim McDonald, discusses underground ity in Pleasant Gap, PA. There, visitors were treated to blasting and tunneling and how to do these jobs safe- Richard Lamkie, from the PA Department of Environmental Protection, reviews the importance of ly and effectively. the ideal blast report.

The unusually pleasant weather for an early November day, gave these blaster/drillers an opportunity to watch this new AtlasCopco FLEXIROC drill rig demonstrate its compact design, ideal for urban drilling applications.

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Paladin Construction Group appoints new Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

John Thomas Paladin Construction Group recently appointed John (JT) Thomas to the position of vice president, Marketing and Business Development. He will be responsible for all aspects and functions of marketing and

business development for Paladin and its Bradco, CP, CustomWorks, FFC, Harley, JRB, McMillen and Sweepster brand companies on a global basis. Thomas replaces Doug Amerman, who has been promoted to director of Sweepster Aviation. Both Thomas and Amerman will use their industry experience to continue to advance Paladin’s attachment offering and the company’s ability to provide customers with quality attachments that they can trust. Thomas brings a rich history of experience in the construction attach-

ments business. He most recently served as vice president of the Blades and Attachments Business Unit at ESCO Corp. He has a total of 14 years of experience with ESCO in various capacities from sales and product management to manufacturing and general management. Thomas obtained a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA degree from Miami University, Oxford, OH, and brings with him a solid mix of industry knowledge and functional skills and experiences. “John Thomas under-

Royce named regional sale manager for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens

Bill Royce YANKTON, SD — KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens are pleased to announce the addition of Bill Royce to the Sales and Marketing department. Royce, who has been named the regional sales manager for mobile crushing and screening equipment sales in the Mid-Atlantic region, joined KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens Nov. 7. His territory consists of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, upstate New York, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. Royce earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Management at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. He worked as a sales representative for Eagle Crusher Com-

pany for the past 10 years. Mike Johnson, vice president of Sales and Marketing for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, said Royce brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to his new position. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Bill as a regional sales manager,” Johnson said. “His extensive industry experience will serve us well as we strive to increase our sales in the Mid-Atlantic region.” Bill Royce can be reached at and 419566-5342. For more information about KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, please visit KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, Astec companies (NASDAQ: ASTE), is a world wide leader in manufacturing equipment for the aggregate, construction, paving and recycling industries. As an innovative, high integrity manufacturer, KPI-JCI develops quality, state of the art products and has the ability to engineer custom products because of a highly qualified engineering staff. KPI and JCI joined together in 1997 with the purchase of JCI by Astec Industries. KPI and JCI joined together in 2006 in a marketing effort under the KPI-JCI logo. Astec Mobile Screens and KPI-JCI joined sales and marketing efforts in the spring of 2008. KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens proudly manufacture its products in Yankton, SD, Eugene, OR and Sterling, IL. For more information, call 605-668-2524 or visit the website at

stands the industry,” stated Mike Flannery, vice president and general manager of Paladin Construction Group. “He knows what customers expect from their attachments and has the skills and experience to work with our engineers to create the best attachments for the industry.” Amerman has more than 34 years of experience working with Paladin Construction Group and its Bradco, CP, CustomWorks, FFC, Harley, JRB, McMillen and Sweepster brand companies. As the new director of Sweepster Aviation, he will lead his team to new

heights in delivering world class products and services to runway cleanup and airport snow removal professionals. “Doug has worked with Paladin since 1977,” commented Flannery. “In that time, he has served in a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles within Sweepster that have allowed him to build relationships with customers in order to translate their expectations into quality attachments. This experience will be a great asset to this division and the aviation industry.” To contact John Thomas, e-mail, or Doug Amerman, e-mail Paladin Construction Group is a leading manufacturer of couplers and attachments throughout North America for the construction, aggregate, agriculture, landscaping, land clearing, recycle, mining, demolition, utility, aviation and municipal market segments. For more information about Paladin’s entire coupler and attachment offering, call 800-428-2538, fax 330-734-3019, e-mail pcginfo@paladinbrands.c om or visit

APA names Kvach as first executive director The Asphalt Pavement Alliance, a partnership of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations, today named Mike Kvach as its first full time executive director. The appointment takes effect immediately. Kvach is charged with mobilizing the asphalt pavement industry with the goal of maintaining and growing asphalt’s share of the pavement market. Prior to his appointment to this position, Kvach served as NAPA’s vice president for Product Deployment for two years. His primary role at NAPA was to lead the delivery and deployment of the asphalt industry’s marketing activities. This involved close cooperation with the State Asphalt Pavement Associations and the Asphalt Institute. From 2000 to 2008, Kvach was the executive vice president of the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa. In that role, he was the top marketer of asphalt pavements in the state, as well as being active on various national industry committees. Prior to joining APAI, he was the national sales manager for the Hot Mix Asphalt Paver Group at Cedarapids Inc., located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was responsible for strategic planning and implementation for increasing paver sales in the U.S. and Canada. During his 12 year tenure at Cedarapids Inc.,

Kvach held responsibilities in various sales and marketing positions including distribution development and quality paving training. From 2008 to 2009, Kvach was vice president of Sales & Marketing for Peterson, an Astec Industries Company based in Eugene, OR. Peterson is a manufacturer of heavy forestry and recycling equipment. “The first order of business is to build off the momentum the APA has created over its 12 years of successful advocacy for the industry. Then we will be looking for ways to take our messages deeper into the marketplace. I’m also looking forward to strengthening the partnerships between all sectors of the asphalt paving industry,” said Kvach. Kvach will report to the recently formed APA Board of Directors, which will eventually assume all of the functional duties and more, previously held by the APA Steering Committee. For more information on the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, please visit The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a coalition of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance’as mission is to further the use and quality of asphalt pavements. The Alliance will accomplish this through research, technology transfer, engineering, education and innovation.

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Chris McCarty BURR RIDGE, IL — Conveyor Accessories,

Inc. (CAI), a leading manufacturer of conveyor belt fasteners, tools and accessories, is pleased to introduce Sales Manager Chris McCarty. In his new role, McCarty will provide sales and product support to distributors, OEM’s and users across North America. McCarty’s extensive background in the fields of material han-

dling and conveyance of bulk materials — coupled with the support of CAI’s manufacturing, quality and engineering teams — will ensure his ability to improve and enhance the function and reliability of your conveyors. McCarty has been in the industry since 1988. Prior to joining CAI, he held positions with

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NIBA-The Belting Association. McCarty will also serve as president of NIBA in 2012. According to Tom Richardson, president and CEO of Conveyor Accessories, Inc., “Chris McCarty will add significant strength to the management team of CAI and will serve our customers well.” CAI has been manu-

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Maslizek named VP of North American crawler and mobile hydraulic crane sales Manitowoc Cranes has named Joe Maslizek as the new vice president of sales for Manitowoc crawler cranes and Grove mobile hydraulic cranes in North America. Maslizek will oversee sales in North America for Grove and Manitowoc cranes, including distribution management and major accounts management in the region. He will report to

David Hull, senior vice president of sales and marketing for North America. Hull said that Maslizek’s industry knowledge will serve him well in his new role. “Joe has been in the lifting industry for over two decades — half of that with Manitowoc,” he said. “His knowledge of our cranes, customers and the North American mar-

ket is a valuable asset to our company.” Maslizek joined Manitowoc in 2001 as the senior regional business manager for Potain tower cranes. In 2010, he transitioned to director of sales and major accounts for Grove and Manitowoc products. Prior to joining Manitowoc, Maslizek worked in sales and distribution man-

Barton appointed Support and Training specialist for Atlas Copco

Bryan Barton, Product Support and Training specialist, Atlas Copco. COMMERCE CITY, CO — Bryan Barton has been appointed to the new position of Product Support and Training specialist — Underground Rock Excavation (URE) for Atlas Copco. In his new

role, Barton will report directly to Alec Tyrrell, Central Services manager. Barton has been with Atlas Copco since 2007 as a field service technician. Prior to joining Atlas Copco he worked as a master mechanic for a heavy civil construction contractor. He has also served in the United States Coast Guard as a mechanic. Barton will be responsible for providing professional operator and maintenance training to distributors and customers nationwide. His focus will be on products in the underground mining portfolio, including mine trucks, scoops and underground drill rigs. “Bryan’s expertise in this industry will enable him to further develop the operational and maintenance skills of both customers and Atlas Copco staff,” said Tyrell. Barton will continue to work out of his northern Idaho office.

agement within the cranes and construction industry. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer with nearly 100 manufacturing, distribution, service and/or office facilities in 26 countries. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including

lattice boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks. Manitowoc also is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food prep and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare and institutional applications.

Wolfe appointed Technical Support manager for Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling line COMMERCE CITY, CO — John Wolfe has been appointed to the position of Technical Support manager for Atlas Copco’s Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration business line, effective Jan. 1, 2012. In his new role, Wolfe will report directly to Scott Slater, Business Line manager — GDE (Geotechnical Drilling & Exploration.) He will provide training, technical and product support for all Atlas Copco store branches in the United States. Wolfe’s Atlas Copco career began when he joined the Atlas Copco GDE product company in North Bay, Canada, in 2003. In 2007, he moved to Elko, NV, to accept a technical sales and support position with Atlas Copco CMT USA. In 2008, he accepted responsibility for Exploration Equipment and Consumable Sales and achieved record sales. According to Slater, “John’s vast experience and technical expertise makes him the ideal person to join the GDE business line, with the responsibility of sharing his GDE technical knowledge with our nationwide store and customer base.”

Wolfe will be based out of his office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

John Wolfe, Technical Support manager, Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration.

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PALM DESER T, CA — The National Asphalt Pavement Association has released a report on life cycle cost analysis procedures which examines in depth the concept of the material specific discount rate. “Material Specific Discount Rate: Inappropriate for

Life Cycle Cost Analysis” (NAPA Special Report 203) outlines standard and customary life cycle cost analysis models. It also shines a light on a “material specific discount rate,” which is being promoted by the cement and concrete industries.

NAPA’s report reveals that the material specific discount rate is not a concept economists use or accept. Instead, it was suggested in a 2011 report as a computational work around by the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH). The CSH, located at the

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is funded by the Portland Cement Association and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The CSH report is being used to support legislation in Congress mandating the use of a material specific dis-

count rate in life cycle cost analyses when comparing alternative designs for publicly funded projects, including pavements, bridges and buildings. If adopted, a material specific discount rate could skew life cycle cost analyses for construction materials, including asphalt, concrete, steel, wood and plastics. “NAPA opposes asking Congress to mandate a life cycle cost procedure which is not accepted by economists and which tilts the playing field in favor of one construction material,” said Mike Acott, NAPA president. “NAPA supports the use of life cycle cost analysis by engineers who are charged with managing public dollars. What we do not support is the idea that Congress should become the engineering arm of government.” NAPA’s report points out that life cycle costing is already standard practice in state departments of transportation, and that the Federal Highway Administration has in place a well vetted LCCA procedure. The material specific discount rate promoted by the concrete and cement industries would be an unwarranted departure from the accepted practices of economists. NAPA agrees that periodic review of LCCA procedures is wise, so long as such reviews are conducted by knowledgeable economists in consultation with industry experts. Additionally, the NAPA study finds that the use of material specific discount rates is not accepted as a valid practice in economics; that the CSH model makes an un-

supportable leap in attempting to use short term price information to calculate future inflation over periods as long as half a century; and that it applies inaccurate and overly simplistic calculations when determining the standard bill of goods for construction of a highway. The special report was prepared for NAPA by respected economic research and public policy analysis firm Jack Faucett Associates in Bethesda. MD. The special report and a fact sheet summarizing the issue were released at the NAPA Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, CA. Copies and a summary of the research are available from the NAPA website at The National Asphalt Pavement Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members, supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as its members, was founded in 1955.

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Haver & Boecker, W.S. Tyler and Major Wire form unique Global Screening Alliance ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO — Germany’s Haver & Boecker, owner of St. Catharines, Ontario based W.S. Tyler Canada Ltd., and Montreal based Major Wire Industries Ltd. have reached an agreement to establish a global screening alliance starting on Jan. 1, 2012. Bringing together their collective experience of more than 250 years in screening and a broad product line involving vibrating screens, washing and pelletizing equipment and screen media, the alliance seeks to expand growth opportunities while further strengthening their current capabilities with customers throughout North America and globally. Representing its parent company Haver & Boecker, W.S. Tyler will initially acquire a 40 percent share of Major Wire Industries on Jan. 1, 2012, and purchase the remaining 60 percent in 2016. In North America, W.S. Tyler has

Canadian facilities in St. Catharines, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta and a U.S. facility in Salisbury, NC, while Major Wire has operations in the Montreal area and a U.S. facility in Puyallup, WA. W.S. Tyler management has asked Major Wire to manage its Salisbury woven wire facility with the intent to serve Major Wire’s extensive dealer network throughout the U.S. and in Latin America. All remaining operations for both companies within North America and globally will continue to operate independently. W.S. Tyler and Major Wire dealers and representatives throughout the world will also continue serving their respective customers and prospects as they do today. “Our alliance with Major Wire will prove to be a unique opportunity for two family owned manufacturers to effectively employ their combined strengths and expertise to the bene-

fit of the North American and global mining, mineral and aggregate markets,” commented Walter Haver, joint owner of Haver & Boecker. “It is clearly a win win for all personnel, sales channels, vendors and most of all, the customers we serve.” “A few years ago, I began developing a succession plan that would ensure that Major Wire would continue to expand and provide a long term opportunity for our employees after I retire,” explained Jean Leblond, president and owner of Major Wire Industries. He added that he has found a partner that shares the same values, desire to invest in the future and focuses on the customer first. W.S. Tyler pioneered many of the standards that the mining, industrial mineral and aggregate industries operate under today. The company has specialized in designing, manufacturing and servicing custom screening technology for more than a

century. It also has an Architecture & Design division that creates unique design solutions made out of woven wire. Since being purchased by Haver & Boecker in 1997, W.S. Tyler has introduced a new wave of innovation in screening technology while also branching out into environmentally friendly technologies, including washing and pelletizing. Major Wire is a leading manufacturer of innovative screen media, including Flex-Mat® 3 Tensioned and Modular and OptimumWire® Woven Wire, throughout the world serving aggregate, mining, recycle, asphalt, slag, green waste, top soil and related customers. Its most popular product line, Flex-Mat 3, revolutionized the screening industry more than 15 years ago and continues to provide solutions to common screening challenges while increasing production, product value and delivering a strong return on investment.

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