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Pioneer Materials,Inc. mines with new DSC Marlin class dredge Volume 18

No. 2

April/May 2013

Sandd & Gravell / Dredging Wearr Partss / Portablee Plants


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by Jon M. Casey

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Pioneer's DSC Marlin class dredge is idle today as the crew awaits the midday temperatures to rise above the freezing mark. or the folks at Pioneer Materials (a member overall history of reliability throughout the industry. spring, it was completed and commissioned into of the Oldcastle Materials Mid-Atlantic After site visits to other sand plant dredging opera- service. Since then, it has performed without any Group), the decision to acquire a new tions, using a variety of brands of dredging equip- unexpected problems, producing nearly 650,000 tons dredge for their sand and gravel mining ment, we agreed that the DSC Marlin class unit was of material in 2012. He said that they have met their operation at the Tarburton facility near the one for us. A year later, we are extremely pleased production without delay and because of the mild Dover, DE, turned to finding the right with our decision.” winter this year, production has continued for most equipment for the job based on production capability Pioneer’s Tarburton plant is one of the largest of the winter. Ironically, on the sunny day that we and more importantly, reliability. After working for producers of sand on the Delmarva Peninsula. visited the facility, the dredge was not in operation more than a decade with a custom designed catama- Pioneer Materials, formerly Tilcon Delaware, has because outdoor temperatures were remaining below ran style cutterhead suction dredge of a foreign ori- been serving the area for more than 25 years and is freezing. “We like for the temperatures to be above freezing gin, the management team at Pioneer looked for a one of the area’s largest construction materials supU.S. company for a replacement when it was time to pliers. Along with the operation at Tarburton, near to keep the processing plant from icing up,” said make the change. Dredging Supply Company, LLC Little Creek, DE, they have a second sand and gravel Plant Supervisor Jay Clendaniel. “The dredge could (DSC) proved to be the company of choice. plant in Dover, DE. Additionally, Pioneer Materials keep operating, but the belts ice up and it makes for “We looked at several U.S. manufacturers before has stone yards in Dover, Felton, Dagsboro, DE and a real mess. Since we operate an electric dredge, we want to have as much uptime as possible to cover the deciding to go with a Marlin class dredge from DSC,” Delmar, MD. electric costs. On days like today, we provide materisaid Jeff Dawson, general manager for Pioneer The new Marlin class dredge Materials. “We were looking for a dredge that could Dawson said that the crew began assembling the al for our customers from the stockpiles that we build meet our production tonnage requirements, with an new unit at their site in January 2012. By early for this purpose.” “The dredge supplies most of the water for the wash plant since the sand and gravel is pumped to the plant in a slurry,” he said. “We are pumping at about 7,200 gallons per minute when we are operating. That gives us a production rate of about 400 to 450 tons per hour.” Material processing Clendaniel said that the slurry moves about 4,000 feet in total, from the dredge to a booster pump and up to the top of the plant where it passes over a new stationary screen before going through a 6 X 20 Deister screen. From there it moves into a Kohlberg 10 X 40 classifying tank. Twin EIW (McLanahan) log washers finish the job with the result being a clean, light masonry or concrete sand with a third, white, golf course sand as the remaining sand product from this plant. Slurry water is returned to the pit. On the gravel side of the plant, the gravel that is removed from the slurry, passes over a Deister 4 X 10 screen and through a twin McLanahan log washer coming out as 3/8-inch pea gravel, 3/4-inch concrete gravel and a 1 to 2-inch stone that can be used primarily for landscaping and drainage applications. “We also see a lot of this used as base material for storage tanks at gas stations,” said Clendaniel. The dredge's high visibility cab gives the operator a clear view of the entire pit and dredging equipment.

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With plenty of reserves still in place for future mining, Dawson and Clendaniel both see a bright future for this operation. “Most of our material goes north into Pennsylvania for asphalt, concrete and other applications within Pioneer Materials, Pennsy Supply and other Oldcastle companies,” said Dawson. “With this dredge begin able to mine down to 74-feet; we have the capability of mining well into the future with this dredge. We have two sites here that are available to us and we move the unit between the two pits when we have need for the material that is in either of the pits.” To learn more about Pioneer Materials, visit their website at www.pioneermaterials.biz. For more information on DSC Dredges, visit the DSC website at www.dscdredge.com.

From the back side of the plant, stockpiles of differing materials display the contrast of the white sand on the right with the darker material on the left. The plant was not in operation at this time due to temperatures below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

From time to time, a large stone or two will get caught in the drill bit and need individual attention to be removed.

Washed 1to 2-inch gravel is one of the products available at this Pioneer plant.

John Lang loads 3/4-inch gravel into a dump truck headed for a nearby concrete plant.

On the aggregates side of the plant, material is washed and screened into three sizes.

A truck crosses the scales at the Pioneer Materials plant near Dover, DE.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURE STORIES Pioneer Materials, Inc. mines with new DSC Marlin class dredge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 3

by John M. Casey Redpath Sugar is clearing the dock faster with SENNEBOGEN Equilibrium crane . . . . . . pg. 9 NSSGA hosts 2013 AGG-1 in San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 20

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Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 23 Cover Caption: Jeff Dawson, Pioneer Materials general manager and Jay Clendaniel, plant supervisor (L-R) enjoy using the DSC Marlin class dredge in the distance to mine for sand and gravel at their Tarburton, DE plant.

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The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ at the Redpath Sugar loading facility will unload ships 50 percent faster than the two rope cranes it is replacing. TORONTO, ON — Located right on the north shore of Lake Ontario, the Redpath Sugar factory in Toronto, Canada, relies on ships plying the St. Lawrence Seaway to bring raw sugar from South America and the Caribbean to the inland factory. The plant ships out sugar products nationwide for 12 months of the year but, as a winter port where temperatures can dip to minue 20 degrees Celsius, shipping and transportation can be a challenge through a large part of the year. As a result, the Redpath dock is pressed all year long to “make sugar while the sun shines.” The President of Redpath Sugar, Jonathan Bamberger, acknowledges that the need to move sugar faster off the docks is as much about economics as it is about timing. “At that time, finding ships to carry the sugar was very difficult, and having them berthed at the dock was costly. Our focus for the new

Redpath expects to see significant savings in energy costs as a result of the efficient lifting capability of SENNEBOGEN's counterbalanced design.

ship unloader was to get the ships in and out as fast as possible.” Starting in 2007, the Redpath Engineering team was assigned the task of upgrading Redpath’s aging cranes and transfer facility. Last Spring, when the Seaway opened after the winter, Redpath was ready to start clearing its dock at a greater rate than ever, thanks to its newly commissioned SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ material handler. Ironically, after three years of planning, Redpath’s choice of SENNEBOGEN’s equilibriated machine was an “11th hour” decision that led to a hectic and challenging winter. The need to replace two Colby rope cranes had been forecast by Redpath as long as 10 years ago. After more than 50 years of service on the harbor, the two cranes were becoming costly to maintain and the demand for throughput was rising. Redpath receives more than two dozen ships at its dock each year. The Colby cranes, with their 3-yard buckets, worked in tandem to transload the 20,000 ton cargos of raw sugar to a hopper, where a conveyor moved the product to the factory’s storage facility. The goal for the upgrade project was to deploy a single unloader that would increase the transfer rate by at least 50 percent over the combined production of the two Colby cranes. Redpath’s initial survey of equipment and practices led them to ports and sugar refineries around the world. It was then that they first encountered the concept of an equilibrium crane. “I had the opportunity to see an equilibriated crane in operation but was not yet familiar with SENNEBOGEN and their 880 EQ unit,” said Jonathan Dunn, Redpath’s manager of Engineering Projects. “The idea was attractive to me immediately. I appreciated the energy efficiency of the counterbalance design and the ‘positive pick’ of the material handler’s fixed boom.” While rope cranes rely on the weight of the bucket or grapple to

dig into the pile, material handlers can use the hydraulics to push their attachment down and achieve a higher filling rate of the attachment. The result, Dunn surmised, would be a deeper, more efficient bite into dense loads of sugar. Dunn reports that he was also struck by the quiet operation of electric driven material handlers compared to conventional cranes. As the city of Toronto has worked to develop its downtown harbor front into recreational and community spaces, Redpath is the one industrial facility that has chosen to remain. To preserve its place here, Redpath has adopted a number of environmental and citizenship commitments to the area. Minimizing noise and emissions from the dock was a high priority on the engineering team’s equipment criteria. However, when the engineering team compiled its initial list of potential suppliers, SENNEBOGEN’s name was not on it. While SENNEBOGEN material handlers have emerged as North America’s leader in the scrap, recycling, waste and material handling industries over the past 10 years, the green machines are just now beginning to make inroads into North American ports. “At that point, I still wasn’t familiar with SENNEBOGEN,” reported Dunn. “After we put out our initial request for proposals, we had four bids, but none of them included an equilibriated machine. We narrowed the choice down to two single jib rope cranes, but we weren’t really totally satisfied with either choice.” Despite misgivings about noise levels and capacity in the two proposals, the team found itself at a point where a decision was needed so the project could move forward. However, with time running out, Dunn received a phone call from Trevor Ash of Top Lift Enterprises in Stoney Creek, Ontario. “Trevor said he

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Despite the constricted space of the sugar dock, Redpath's Jonathan Dunn required stairways in place of ladders along with well guarded catwalks and maintenance platforms to ensure the safety of workers throughout the loading structure. had heard that Redpath was in the market, and could he have a half hour to show us what they have?” Top Lift’s presentation covered the range of SENNEBOGEN machines. Among them was one of the firm’s newest developments: the 160 tonne model 880 EQ counterbalanced material handler. “Not to make too much of it,” Dunn smiles, “but for us, it really was love at first sight!” Top Lift was invited to make a technical presentation on the capabilities of the 880 EQ. Dunn says the team members were encouraged by photographs of the 880 EQ. “We wondered why one manufacturer had recommended against its own material handler, and had proposed a rope crane for us instead. So we were interested in hearing why SENNEBOGEN believed its EQ machine was the better solution.” Prior to the final RFP being called, Constantino Lannes, president of SENNEBOGEN LLC invited members of the Redpath engineering team to meet with the SENNEBOGEN engineering team in Germany and to see these machines in operation and talk to other operations people. As well, they got the opportunity to further define their requirements. With three proposals now on the table, the Redpath team presented the bidders with a further challenge. Along with the new crane, the project called for installation of the complete transloading system, including a new 20-foot square hopper and conveyors to deliver sugar to the existing conveyors in the

Four gantry races were designed to run on five wheels, three motorized, to distribute the weight of the 880 EQ within the load limits of Redpath's existing dock.

storage shed. The whole system would also have to conform to the load limits of the existing dock. “We were looking for a total turnkey solution — to be able to just walk out the door to the dock, turn it on and go,” Dunn said. Of the three suppliers, only Top Lift was well prepared for the Engineering team’s turnkey request. With diverse interests in industrial cranes, mobile material handlers and earthmoving equipment, Top Lift is also closely connected to Greco Contracting, a specialist in steel fabricating and construction. The Redpath project was a natural opportunity for the two firms to work together on an integrated solution. “This was a very large project for us,” Dunn admits. “It was very stressful. Seeing the strength and resources of the organizations we had to work with in SENNEBOGEN, Top Lift and Greco, it was a great relief.” The team’s confidence was confirmed when Dunn was invited to Germany to see the completed new machine operate before being shipped to Canada. “Seeing it fully assembled and tested at the factory took a lot off my mind. Once it got to our dock, all we would have to do is put it back together the same way!” Redpath’s new machine, a 400,000-pound gantry mounted material handler equipped with a Canadian sourced Rotobec 11-yard clamshell, was able to traverse the length of the dock on four 5 wheel races. The gantry tracks are offset in height, with the races next to the factory wall elevated to maximize dock space at ground level. The SENNEBOGEN large port cab operator’s station, designed specifically for port operations, is mounted 30-feet above the dock level and extends a full 19-foot out from its swing centre to provide a clear direct view into the ship’s hold and into the loading hopper. Top Lift and SENNEBOGEN found they still had some hurdles to overcome. Delivery plans were complicated by winter conditions on the Seaway and early blizzards along the overland truck route. When the machine was finally delivered to Toronto, the work crews were restricted to a landing area on the dock just 30-foot x 30-foot, backing onto a busy downtown street, to unload the giant boom and erect the new loading structure. Despite these difficulties, Top Lift and Greco had the project on track by the time Toronto’s shipping season reopened, with construction on the dock completed and the 880 EQ operational. Dunn credits the SENNEBOGEN team

for making the extra effort to keep to their original schedule. “Technically, they may have missed the initial delivery date due to Mother Nature, but they made the deadline. They simply did everything they had to do.” Since then, Top Lift has continued to work with Redpath’s Engineering team and the dock staff to refine the system’s configuration and orient Redpath operators on the new machine. As equipped, the new unloader has the capacity to move as much as 18,000-pounds of sugar per cycle, compared to the 4,900-pounds maximum of each former crane. Operators are also becoming more and more comfortable with the equipment. During the most recent time trials, Redpath operators were closing in on the peak target of 600 tons per hour. “In effect, the company was looking for a 50 percent increase in total productivity, using one machine instead of two, “says Dunn. “I have no doubt we’ll get there.” Operators are continuing to train and Dunn expects to make further improvements to the dock operation, as he and his control team explore options for automating parts of the loading system. “Having gone through it all now, we can see that SENNEBOGEN was the right choice,” Dunn reflects. “There’s simply no way we would be this close to our original goals at this point if we had gone any other way.” SENNEBOGEN has been a leading name in the global material handling industry for over 60 years. Based in Stanley, NC, within the greater Charlotte region, SENNEBOGEN LLC offers a complete range of purpose built machines to suit virtually any material handling application. Established in America in the year 2000, SENNEBOGEN LLC has quickly become a leading provider of specialized equipment solutions for recycling and scrap metal yards, barge and port operations, log handling, transfer stations and waste facilities from coast to coast. A growing network of distributors supports SENNEBOGEN LLC sales and service across the Americas, ensuring the highest standard of professional machine support and parts availability. For more information, contact Constantino Lannes, president, SENNEBOGEN LLC, 1957 Sennebogen Trail (formerly 7669 Old Plank Rd.), Stanley, NC 28164. Call 704-7-4910 or fax 704-347-8894. E-mail sales@sennebogenllc.com or visit the web site at www.sennebogen-na.com.

Getting there: More than half the battle! When Redpath Sugar issued its PO to Top Lift Enterprises for a new 880 EQ material handler, SENNEBOGEN put the machine on an accelerated timetable. Redpath had very little flexibility in its timeframe for completing the construction and installation work. “It had to be in the winter months, while the dock is idle,” explains Trevor Ash of Top Lift. “That gave us a delivery deadline at the end of August, so we could be operational by spring.” With production commencing in December, the 182 tonne machine was manufactured, tested and ready to ship in under 11 months. But then Mother Nature intervened. SENNEBOGEN originally planned to deliver the big machine from Germany directly to the Redpath dock via the St. Lawrence Seaway, 900 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean to Toronto Harbor on Lake Ontario. That plan, how-

ever, was confounded at the last minute. The shipping company informed SENNEBOGEN that it was unable to guarantee the machine’s arrival before the winter freeze on the Seaway. SENNEBOGEN hastily put together an alternate plan, avoiding the Seaway by way of the Port of Baltimore, then by truck 500 miles through New York State to Toronto. But, as the project team learned, overland routes can have problems in winter, too. With waivers and police escorts carefully mapped out on back roads, Redpath’s 880 EQ was on its way through New York when the early December blizzards of 2010 upset the schedule again. As Redpath’s Jonathan Dunn recalls, “The police were called away. The roads were snowed in. The truck and driver were stranded at the side of the road for 15 days!” The new unit finally arrived at

the Toronto dock just a few days ahead of the New Year. With limited time, the installation team was also severely restricted in space. Redpath’s 30-foot wide dock extends out into the water and along the length of the factory wall, and is sealed off at the end by the streets of downtown Toronto. The material handler’s massive boom and undercarriage components had to be lifted into place by cranes operating from a 30-foot.square landing at the street end of the dock. The work crews from Top Lift, Greco and SENNEBOGEN were able to bring in the project on time to meet Dunn’s schedule. “I really have to give all the credit to the service team — technically, they may have missed the initial delivery date due to Mother Nature, but they made the deadline. They simply did everything they had to do.”


ALEXANDRIA, VA — C. Howard (Ward) Nye, president and CEO, Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, NC, has been elected the 201314 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. His elec-

tion came during the NSSGA Board of Directors’ meeting at the association’s annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, on March 19. Nye began his term at that time. “Ward Nye’s chairmanship comes at a

critical time for the association and the aggregates industry. This year will be fraught with challenges, but if anyone has the wherewithal to convert them to opportunities, it’s Ward,” said NSSGA President and CEO R. A. Edwards,

III. “His leadership will continue to advance the interests of NSSGA as the single, strong voice of the aggregates industry from coast to coast.” In his address to the NSSGA Board of Directors, Nye said, “We must build new bridges to our

constituencies in order to carry out the mission of the association to advance the interests of the aggregates industry before the federal government, to achieve a safer, more healthful workplace, and to support sustainable communities.” He emphasized “building bridges” on policy issues with like-minded groups, coalitions, state associations and state governors in pressing for a new long term highway bill and dismissing short term extensions. In closing, Nye added, “That by utilizing the manufacturers and services members of the association, recognizing and rewarding loyalty, and encouraging producer production, NSSGA will grow broader with additional mem-

bers, ensuring the sustainability of the organization.” In January 2010, Nye became president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, and was elected to the company’s Board of Directors. 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 2012, a total of two billion metric tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel, valued at $17.4 billion, were produced and sold in the United States.

McLanahan announces Eagle Iron Works acquisition HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA — Eagle Iron Works, a well known company with a worldwide reputation, has been serving the construction materials and aggregate industries since 1872. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Eagle Iron Works provides a line of washing and beneficiating equipment including sand classifying tanks, log washers and screw washers. On November 30, 2012, McLanahan purchased the assets of Eagle Iron Works. They will remain in Des Moines, Iowa and maintain their own identity in the market. The company will continue to offer Eagle Iron Works equipment, supply parts and manage its sales efforts through a

coordinated system of dealers. McLanahan Corporation is excited about this purchase and supporting this great classic line of equipment. McLanahan Corporation and Eagle Iron Works will both be exhibiting at the upcoming AGG1 show in San Antonio, Texas. McLanahan Corporation provides custom engineered processing solutions to a variety of industries. Founded in 1835, McLanahan is now in its sixth generation of family ownership and operation. Headquartered in Hollidaysburg, PA, McLanahan serves a global market with locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

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OAIMA 2012 Annual Meeting and Trade Show Diana Barnum, Correspondent An estimated 50 percent of Ohio’s aggregates go into the state’s roads and infrastructure, a major topic of discussion at this year’s Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) 2012 Annual Meeting and Trade Show. And while this can result in any number of permit, construction and other holdups and headaches for businesses, event attendees could rest assured that the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), another major topic of discussion, seeks to overcome industry roadblocks. “We hope you will use us (CSI) to intervene on your behalf,” said Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor. “CSI acts as an ombudsman to eliminate bureaucracy that holds businesses back.” Taylor shared an example of how CSI can help with project red tape by making calls to the right parties in her opening ad-

dress to OAMIA event attendees. Known as the trade association that represents all of Ohio’s mining operations, except coal, OAIMA goods and services include mostly natural as well as manmade construction materials. Among these are aggregates (i.e. sand, sandstone, crushed limestone, slag, dolomite), clay, salt, gypsum, shale, building stone, industrial sand, cement, recycled concrete and lime. The group’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Trade Show is a two day event. It was held at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on November 15-16. Pat Jacomet, OAIMA executive director noted that attendance at the annual event was up this year with just over 500 industry professionals in attendance. “We are very proud of our members and their continued support of the OAIMA mission, especially in these tough economic times” said Jacomet. Among other popular

topics at the event this year were discussions on health care costs for business owners, the rising costs of gasoline and other project costs. “About 50 percent of what you supply goes to roads and infrastructure,” said Richard Winning, acting deputy director finance, Ohio Department of Transportation. “And the price of a gallon of gas does have an effect on our bottom one percent growth during years 2012-2015 and zero percent growth from 2016-2019. Mr. Winning announced a $1.7 billion construction budget for 2013. Other event activities included an opening procession with military personnel presenting the U.S. flag and all attendees citing the Pledge of Allegiance. Opening welcomes, presentations and a general session on day one featured OAIMA President Dennis Phillips, Phillips Companies, OAIMA Executive Director Patrick Jacomet, Ohio

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Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Director Government Affairs National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) James Riley, Acting Deputy Director Finance, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Richard Winning and Economist Professor Richard Veddar. In addition, lunch, sponsored by Stone Products, Inc., featured former OSU Football Coach Earle Bruce. A brief business meeting and elections also took place at this time. And after lunch, attendees could network in the surrounding sold-out trade show area. Topics during the general sessions featured the following: • NPDES in the Aggregates Industry with Mary Novak, Dine Comply, Inc.; • Wetlands, Oil, Gas and Aggregates with Bill Acton, Civil and Environmental Consultants; • Maximizing Cone Crusher Productivity Through Proper Mainte-

Former Ohio State Football Coach Earl Bruce addresses a sold out OAIMA luncheon crowd.

nance and Operation with Mark Kennedy, Metso Minerals; • Oil and Gas Projections with Tom Stewart, Ohio Oil & Gas Association; and • Electric Rates (and how to minimize the impact of rising rates) with Sherri Loscko, Commercial Rate Services, Inc. Other event opportunities included a spouse program for the ladies to go to German Village for some fun and shopping plus a presentation by nationally recognized Comedian and Mayor of Hillsboro, Ohio Drew Hastings. In addition, attendees could enjoy a silent auction and reception plus Achievements Awards Brunch.

In summary, Jacomet said, “Our Annual Meeting Committee members continue to put together a first class program that is both informative and entertaining. In addition, our Associate Member support is outstanding as we sold out all of the exhibit spaces for the 12th straight year.” For more information about OAIMA, contact them at 162 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Call toll free 800OH-ROCKS (647-6257); fax 614-428-7919 or email: rocks@oaima.org. Visit them online at www.oaima.org where you can check their calendar for upcoming events.

Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor addresses the 2012 OAIMA Annual Meeting.


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Huge Two Day Auction Thurs. & Fri. May 16 & 17, 2013 - 9 AM Elkhorn, Wisconsin Note: After over 90 years in business, BR Amon & Sons, Inc. is discontinuing operations. See freyauctions.com for updated details and online bidding. Location: 2 Sites east of Elkhorn, WI on Rt. 11. Terms: 10% buyer premium on items $2,500 and less, 1% on items over $2,501. Equipment sold as-is, where-is. Pay in full sale day by cash or guaranteed funds. Subject to changes.

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Improving processes. Instilling expertise: Sandvik Construction and Dyno Nobel Quarry Academy in North America is an enormous success Sandvik Construction and Dyno Nobel held another highly successful Quarry Academy in San Antonio, Texas. From November 13-15, nearly 100 people participated, all eager to hear about the very latest developments in quarrying, participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, and find out how they could improve their processes through instilled expertise. The latest Sandvik/Dyno Nobel Quarry Academy was recently held in San Antonio, Texas, and continued the excellent work that began in the USA over seven years ago. The Quarry Academy was developed in order to provide information to for the quarrying professional concerning improving the total value chain in quarry operations. This continues the Sandvik/Dyno Nobel operational focus of working with quarrying companies to help ensure that world class knowledge is made available, produces the right products/equipment for the right application, all with the features that provide the highest levels of productivity, but the lowest levels of overall operational cost. The latest Quarry Academy was held at both the Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel and at Martin Marietta’s Beckman quarry. Nearly 100 participants from differing backgrounds — ranging from global concerns, large scale and smaller quarrying operations to distributors and sales professionals — came from across North America to learn about the very latest in quarrying, lean processes and safety. The Quarry Academy pro-

gram was conducted by Sandvik Construction and Dyno Nobel specialists possessing expert knowledge, as well as guest speakers from Volvo, Friedman and South West Research, with all topics being guided by the principle — “Improving processes. Instilling expertise.” In order to provide integrated coverage, the Quarry Academy program is comprised of two sections, with an initial lecture being given on the concept of the quarrying processes examined. To ensure that attendees get the most from the program, a great deal of thought and planning goes into creating an itinerary that provides the maximum benefit, and is of interest to the assembled quarrying professionals. In addition, the subject matter is reviewed annually using attendee feedback to focus on those areas of most interest to those attending. Thus, specific subjects included lean processes, drilling, blasting, fines and boulder management, load and haul, fleet and transportation issues, crushing and screening, the quarrying process, quarry management and unit operation efficiency. The second component of the program consists of in-depth workshop sessions where the faculty experts discuss specific process improvements in smaller, highly interactive groups. To further enlighten and enhance the learning, Quarry Academy also includes a site visit which, this year, was Martin Marietta’s Beckman quarry where product demonstrations and explanations were given to the attendees.

In addition to a formal program of events and seminars, a special guest speaker, former astronaut Mike Mullane, shared his insights, specifically with regard to operational safety. Mike’s “Countdown to Safety” presentation delivered a powerful message centered on the individual’s role in keeping themselves and their teams safe in hazardous environments. Mike’s talk proved to be inspirational and set the focus for the final day of the program as well as providing the audience with a unique perspective on both space travel and safe operations. As with previous programs Quarry Academy was successful, as it not only addressed critical processes within the quarry environment, but it also provided focus on the relationship between each processes, how they systematically interact with one another, and how the processes may be linked in order to achieve overall operational improvement. All participants found the Quarry Academy to be highly informative and entertaining as well as enjoying Sandvik/Dyno Nobel’s excellent evening hospitality. Sandvik is a global industrial group with advanced products and world leading positions in selected areas — tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2011 the Group had about 50,000 employees and representation in 130 countries. Sandvik Construction is a business

From selling iron to saving lives Did you know that besides founding and owning Michigan Aggregate Machinery, Bill Horan leads one of the world’s largest humanitarian charities? Bill was raised in the sand and gravel industry, and for many years, managed a gravel pit owned by his family near Detroit. In 1985, Bill and his wife Laura founded Michigan Aggregate Machinery, a company that specializes in used and reconditioned crushing, screening and washing equipment. Over the years they built a clientele in all

50 states and 33 countries. In early 2002, while on vacation in the Cayman Islands, Bill met Pat Robertson (founder of The Christian Broadcasting Network) who was there on a short vacation. The Horans and Robertsons went out to dinner where Bill and Pat hit it off and soon became friends. A few weeks later Pat asked Bill to run Operation Blessing International (OBI), a global humanitarian charity that Pat founded in 1978. Bill was astounded by the of-

fer and says he had serious doubts if he was up to the task, but accepted, thinking that he would “help out for a year or two.” Eleven years later, OBI has grown into one of the world’s largest and fiscally efficient humanitarian relief organizations. Bill credits the dramatic growth to his management team and hard working staff. He says, “I don’t run the plays, I just sit on the bench and yell a lot.” Headquartered in Virginia

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area within the Sandvik Group providing solutions for virtually any construction industry application encompassing such diverse businesses as surface rock quarrying, tunneling, excavation, demolition, road building, recycling and civil engineering. The range of products includes rock tools, drilling rigs, breakers, bulk materials handling and crushing and screening machinery. In 2011 sales amounted to more than 9,000 MSEK, with approximately 2,600 employees (pro forma rounded numbers). Customers in the mining, quarry, construction, pipeline and geophysical exploration industries choose Dyno Nobel (www.dynonobel.com) for our quality products, reliable service and technical expertise as well as for our rich history of practical product and technology innovation. Dyno Nobel has an extensive global manufacturing and distribution footprint that is unmatched in the industry and is the market leader in North America — the largest explosives market in the world. We also operate in Australia, Canada, the U.S., Indonesia, Mexico, South America, South Africa, Turkey and Papua New Guinea. Dyno Nobel is renowned as a provider of innovative explosive products and services which, together, deliver groundbreaking performance for our customers. We apply cutting edge technologies (including DigiShot® Electronic Initiation System and TITAN® Bulk Emulsions) around the world as well as ‘Value In Use’ solutions through our consulting division, DynoConsult.

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As with previous programs Quarry Academy was successful, as it not only addressed critical processes within the quarry environment, but it also provided focus on the relationship between each processes, how they systematically interact with one another, and how the processes may be linked in order to achieve overall operational improvement.


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For the past 100 years, we have been starting change in the wrong place Every time you want to improve a process, you start in the same place. You map the process so that you understand the process steps. Then you identify customer requirements and locate deficient process steps that must change to keep customers happy. You may also establish new measures and new communications. You train people on new procedures and expect changes in efficiency, quality and culture as the result of this work. Time passes… and improvements fall short of expectations. What was it that prevented you from achieving your goals for change despite excellent process work, training and coaching? You followed an accepted “recipe for change,” so why didn’t the benefits materialize? The answer to this question may surprise you. Process improvement theory and practice began a century ago at Ford Motor Company, where simple improvement concepts, processes and tools positively impacted production, cost and quality. By the 1920s, TQM

was born and gradually morphed into continuous improvement by the 1950s and 1960s. Six Sigma made its debut in the 1980s and was designed to promote consistent productivity rates. Lean followed in the 1990s with a strong focus on minimizing delays. Through the decades, improvement experts have set expectations with executives about the benefits that come from process improvement work (i.e., higher profits and culture change). As a result, millions in additional profit are promised to executives, boards of directors and shareholders. If the dollars don’t materialize, management teams lose credibility and may believe they picked the wrong improvement methodology. They search for “new and improved” initiatives or systems that WILL DELIVER the expected benefits. They jump from initiative to initiative, causing chaos within their organizations as they search for the “perfect process for change.” This kind of search is very expensive and does a lot of dam-

age to culture and credibility. What is the root cause of this cycle? I believe that 100 years of improvement history has limited our perspective on change. I also believe that management has been misled by a strategy to start change with a focus on processes. When we start change in the wrong place, here’s what happens: • We focus on budget instead of reaching “optimum” performance (i.e., the best you can be) and increase the chance of approving expansion capital when existing capacity (already paid for) has not been tapped. • We believe that process improvement work will change culture. The truth is that process improvement work will only change culture IF poorly designed processes created the culture. Let me repeat that… process improvement work will only change culture IF the processes that were improved created the culture! Many expectations for change have never materialized for this reason alone. • We ignore barriers in the management

team. These barriers are powerful change blockers but are rarely recognized as such and can even be accepted as part of the culture. Examples include poor working relationships, resentment, baggage from the past, and poor management choices. Traditional process improvement work WILL NOT remove these barriers, so we are left trying to change around them and fail to deliver the expected benefits. We ignore the management system for two reasons: • It does not create products or services that generate revenue; and • Management teams believe that they already do things the right way and no improvement is needed. The problem with this assumption is that weak management processes cause capital to be approved when none is needed, result in flawed cost reduction strategies, cause silos to form between departments and cause conflict and confusion between management and the workforce. So… if processes are the wrong place to start

The People Side of Improvement by Kay Sever with change, what is the right place to start? The answer is simple. Start with your barriers to change! If a log blocked the road, you would move it to proceed. If you only needed one more class to graduate, you would be the first person to sign up. Likewise, you would never engineer barriers into your processes, culture or management system — why not take immediate steps to remove them so that change is easier and faster! If you remove your barriers BEFORE you begin a change initiative, you will have a much greater chance of delivering the results you promised. Your bottom line and culture will benefit, and your credibility will soar with executives, the board of directors and shareholders! Amazing success is closer than you think — all you need is a new perspective and a new place to start! Kay Sever helps organizations move be-

yond improvement to become “the best they can be.” She is a certified management consultant, improvement strategist, business coach, author and speaker with 32 years of industry experience. Kay founded OptimiZ Consulting LLC in 2000 and builds an optimization focus into performance, culture and management systems. A leader in change acceleration, her work in removing barriers to change is groundbreaking. Barriers steal production, increase costs, stall projects and weaken relationships. Management’s challenges with change are the toughest and Kay teaches five strategies for change designed to meet those needs. Management teams that work with Kay never go back to their old way of thinking. Kay has over 60 articles published in industry periodicals and wrote “Building An Opportunity Culture” in 2008. Learn more at MiningOpportunity.com

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Lives from 17 Beach, Operation Blessing has daily operations in multiple U.S. cities and 23 foreign countries. The faith based organization specializes in hunger relief, safe water, medical aid, disaster relief and a variety of programs for at-risk children. Bill says he travels constantly to stay close to the action and have an opportunity to meet the people OBI helps. “I built my machinery business by listening to customers and delivering exactly what they asked for. I do the same thing in the humanitarian business. For example, in the days following the Japan tsunami, I visited decimated fishing villages and asked village leaders what they needed most. The answer was very specific: boats, motors, nets, anchors and fishing gear-so that is what we provided. I call the policy ‘ask don’t tell.’ Rather than tell people what we are going to do… we ask. It amazes me that more charities don’t use this time proven model.” Bill, now 69 years old, says he has no plans for retirement and that “everything I ever did was just practice for what I’m doing now.” Bill’s wife Laura still operates a scaled down version of

Michigan Aggregate Machinery, but says “it’s hard to get Bill interested in machinery these days; he says that saving lives is more rewarding than selling rusty iron.” For more infor mation, visit www.operationblessing.org.

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NEPONSET, IL — A global leader in bulk material handling has announced that it has begun offering custom engineered vibration technology for manufacturers of shakers, separators, wash plants and other process equipment that uses vibration as a working force. By adding the new capability to its extensive lineup of stock vibrators, Martin Engineering will open up a wide

range of new possibilities for equipment designers who have traditionally been forced to engineer their products around existing vibrator models. The design and engineering will be performed at Martin Engineering’s new 22,600-square-foot Center for Innovation, Research & Development (CFI) at the company’s Neponset, IL headquarters. Custom engineered

drives are already being manufactured at Martin Engineering locations in the U.S. and China, and as the business grows, the firm plans to supply them from all eight of its business units around the world. “Global manufacturers need to be able to count on worldwide availability of customized solutions like these,” observed VP of Operations Robert Nogaj. “This approach is part of our

evolving global business strategy to tailor solutions for specific customers and applications.” “The target market for these new services is any manufacturer that supplies vibratory equipment of virtually any kind,” Nogaj continued. “If an OEM has a unique need for a drive that hasn’t

been (or couldn’t be) designed before, or if there’s a design for a machine that they could not find a drive for, now there’s a cost effective resource for developing them.” Martin Engineering is targeting continuous duty applications that often require explosion proof construction and

multi-year reliability, backing the products with an industry first three year warranty, plus three additional years on bearings and electrical parts. A key to the new technology is its global availability, as the company will be able to manufacture custom designs

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Supporting the custom engineering concept is an outdoor endurance testing station to evaluate new vibratory drives and screen designs under real world conditions.

The massive 10,000-pound test block in the Center for Innovation is used for the development and trial of new vibration designs.

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NSSGA hosts 2013 AGG-1 in San Antonio by Jon M. Casey

For the more than 6000 attendees who visited the 2013 AGG-1 Aggregates Academy and Expo in San Antonio, Texas on March 19-21, there was an air of enthusiasm that seems to have been missing at industry trades shows of this kind for the past several years. Hosted by the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the event held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, featured a wide range of aggregate related equipment, products and services with trade exhibits that incorporated the latest in technology. As a co-event, the World of Asphalt Show and Conference, owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), the two shows made an ideal compliment for one another, for show goers looking to gather new ideas about equipment and methods. “We’ve received excellent positive feedback on the shows’ value to bring together so many qualified buyers and sellers in one place, and for the networking and dialog with peers from across North America and internationally,” stated Show Manager Rich Prausa. Attendees enjoyed a number of educational opportunities as more than 8,400 tickets were sold for sessions held each day. “Savvy industry professionals realize the importance of keeping up to date with industry best practices if they want their businesses to stay on top; they know AGG1 and World of Asphalt education programs are industry developed and presented,” Prausa stated. Industry support amplifies the shows’ networking and knowledge sharing. The co-located groups and meetings included Association of Modified Asphalt Producers, Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association, Rubber Pavements Association and Texas Asphalt Pavement Association. More than 25 industry organizations were official supporters of World of Asphalt and AGG1 2013, and the shows are industry owned and operated. With nearly 400 exhibitors offering their goods and services at this year’s trade exposition, the upbeat mood was an encouragement of things to come this year. “AGG1 was a great experience for our company,” said Josh Swank of Philippi-Hagenbuch. “We were able to see long time customers such as Rod Martin of Martin Stone Quarries of Bechtelsville, PA. We were excited to hear how our tailgates are operating in his operation. We also met new people within the industry. It’s exciting to feel the “energy” return to aggregates!” Karen Thompson, president of WS Tyler Canada, agreed. She was excited to participate in what she described as a very busy AGG1 event. She said that the introduction of their mobile Hydro-Clean system at this year’s show, was a big success for WS Tyler. New products, like Sandvik’s Prisec™ impact crushers and PHOENIX Process Equipment’s Bucket Wheel Dewatering technology, grabbed the attention of producers who are looking to make changes in their operations in the near future. Volvo’s introduction of their P7110 series of pavers and the new DD110B compactor, gave attendees the feeling that an industry resurgence is coming soon and already here in some locales. AGG 1 is owned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). World of Asphalt is owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), NSSGA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). AEM produces both shows. The next edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 will be held in March 2015 in Baltimore, MD. The shows are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years (such as 2014), with that show spotlighting the exhibitors and products of World of Asphalt and AGG1. For more information, go online to www.worldofasphalt.com and www.agg1.org.

Doug Lambert of TEREX Mineral Processing Systems, offers aggregate processing equipment for every application.

Stu Gamble of Sandvik, Construction, is a familiar face at AGG-1.

Paul McCaffery, sales representative for TEREX Finlay, stands next to one of their latest tracked models.

McLanahan's Stephen Shortsleeve sands next to a dewatering screen on display in the McLanahan exhibit.

Robert Nelson (L) and Sean Donaghy (R) with IROCK offer portable crushing and screening equipment for a variety of applications.

Karen Thompson and Michael Honea of W.S. Tyler offer the latest in screening systems for aggregate producers.


HIGHLAND, MI — Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI), a worldwide provider of both magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling solutions, is pleased to introduce its exclusive hybrid “power booster” magnets. MPI’s hybrid magnets combine the exceptional holding power of a rare earth magnet with the outstanding reachout of a ceramic magnet. By “marrying” these materials, hybrid magnets offer unparalleled product protection and tramp metal control. Hybrid magnets provide just the right mix of magnetic material to ensure maximum tramp metal capture. MPI integrates hybrid magnet material into its line of plate magnets, magnetic chutes, free flow magnets, drum separators and suspended magnets.

For further information, contact MPI at 800-544-5930 or visit www.mpimagnet.com. Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), based in southeastern Michigan, is a worldwide provider of both magnetic and non-magnetic material handling solutions. MPI leads the industry by continually engineering inventive magnetic

MPI’s hybrid material can be integrated into the company’s line of plate magnets (shown), magnetic chutes, free flow magnets (shown), drum separators (shown) and suspended magnets.

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Doosan DL250 wheel loader provides increased horsepower and performance WEST FARGO, ND — The upgraded interim Tier 4-compliant (iT4) DL250-3 offers several improvements that enhance its productivity and comfort for moving materials in infrastructure projects, as well as building, site development and livestock production applications. The new DL250-3 does more than meet the iT4 regulations, as its improvements have been designed to result in increased performance and greater reliability. More power and greater fuel efficiency The 3.7-cubic-yard DL250-3 has been reintroduced as a 172 hp iT4 wheel loader — up from 163 hp in its previous design. It is engineered with a breakout force of 27,120-pounds, a full turn tipping capacity of 20,680-pounds and a dump height of 9-feet 2 inches. For those requiring additional dumping capabilities, the DL250-3 is also available in a high lift configuration, extending the dump height 18-inches above the standard DL250, to 10-feet 8inches. This wheel loader’s new auto idle feature provides additional noise reduction and fuel savings by reducing the working idle of the wheel loader from 950 rpm to a standby idle setting of 750 rpm when the machine is inactive for a short period of time. Increased performance Designed with improved lifting performance, the DL250-3 offers operators the ability to set upper and lower limits for both the lift arm and bucket stop positions from inside the cab. Better lifting capabilities improve cycle times in digging and loading applications, while providing better control of the lift arm and bucket positions. An optional fourth spool control valve provides operators the capability to utilize an attachment that requires an additional hydraulic function, e.g., some snowblowers and snow blades. To keep the wheel loader running at optimal performance in dirty and

dusty conditions, the DL250-3 incorporates a new automatic-reversing cooling fan. The operator can manually reverse the fan via a switch, or set it to automatically reverse on a preset time frame. Each time the fan reverses, it will run in reverse for a few minutes to clean the cooling system. This results in longer working hours and shorter maintenance time to clean the cooling system. Operators can also expect upgraded driving performance options. As an alternative to the standard limited slip differential, the DL250-3 offers an optional hydraulic locking front differential. Based on ground conditions, the operator can choose to lock the differential manually with a floor mounted foot switch, or allow the machine to automatically engage the system. This provides increased driving power when one wheel spins or loses traction and improves machine performance when navigating tough terrain. This Doosan wheel loader is equipped with six cylinder DL06 diesel engine that has been optimized for use with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) system, a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Engines with this configuration are optimized to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOX) and after treatment is needed to reduce particulate matter, to comply with iT4 emission regulations. The 360-cubic-inch engine features a high pressure common rail (HPCR) design with direct fuel injection, electronic control and four valves per cylinder. The HPCR system increases the efficiency of fuel delivery via increased pressure. The increased pressure allows the injector to inject a finer mist into the engine, which results in a more efficient combustion that in turn produces more torque and improved fuel economy, less noise, lower operating costs and cleaner exhaust. Reliability Service intervals on the front lift arm pins have increased fivefold, from

50 to 250 hours, reducing operating costs and downtime. Tilt cylinder hydraulic hoses have been rerouted for improved hose reliability, better hose movement and improved visibility to the attachment. Enhanced comfort Interior cabin improvements also include a number of multi-function display panel upgrades on a centralized monitor that allows the operator to view comprehensive

machine system information. The centralized monitor displays critical machine information — such as engine rpm, engine coolant temperature, fuel level, machine warnings, time and the transmission selected gear. A key exterior cabin improvement is lowered front side glass, providing improved visibility of operations. A new door threshold makes getting in and out of Doosan wheel loaders — and

cleaning the inside of the cab much easier. The DL250-3 — like every new Doosan machine — is covered by an innovative 48 hour parts guarantee. The program guarantees that if a “machine debilitating” part is needed, Doosan will deliver it directly to the end user within two business days or Doosan will pay for a replacement machine rental. The 48 Hour Parts Guarantee is subject to carrier delivery restrictions and/or governmental agency delays. Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

America, headquartered in West Fargo, ND, markets the Doosan brand of products which includes large excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks. With more than 160 heavy equipment dealer locations in North America, Doosan is known for an unmatched dedication to service and customer uptime and durable, reliable products. Doosan is fast becoming a global force in heavy construction equipment. For more information on Doosan products, visit www.doosanequipment.com


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TCA elects new Board of Directors: Doncaster president, Collins and Bell new members MT. VERNON, IOWA — The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) — a nonprofit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred building system — has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2013 year. Glenn Doncaster, president of Citadel Contractors, Inc. (Apex, NC) will continue to serve as president of the TCA Board of Directors. Doncaster specializes in taking projects intended for traditional masonry and transforming them using tilt-up technology. He has been a member of the construction industry for several decades and a TCA Board of Directors member since 2004. Other officers serving the Board for 2013 are: • President elect: Kimberly Corwin of A.H. Harris & Sons (Newington, CN) • Secretary: James Williams, P.E., C.E., S.E., AIA of ae urbia and J.M. Williams and Associates, Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah) • Treasurer: Shane Miller of DIVCON, Inc. (Spokane Valley, WA) Those re-elected are: • Barclay Gebel of Concrete Strategies, LLC (St. Louis, MO) • Shane Miller of DIVCON, Inc. (Spokane Valley, WA) Those continuing service on the Board are:

• Mike Denson of Innovative Brick Systems, LLC. (Broomfield, CO) • Frank Adames of Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM) (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) • Jeffrey Brown, AIA, of Powers Brown Architecture (Houston, Texas) • Andrew S. McPherson of Seretta Construction (Apopka, FlL; Charlotte, NC or Austin, Texas) • Tom Stecker of Thermomass (Boone, Iowa) • Shannon D. Stucker of AML, Inc. (Floyds Knobs, IN) • James Williams, P.E., C.E., S.E., AIA of ae urbia and J.M. Williams and Associates, Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah) Ex-officio members of the Board from related associations are: • Lionel Lemay, director of Applied Engineering for the National Ready Mix Concrete Association • Douglas Sordyl, managing director for Industry Affairs of the American Concrete Institute • Tony Johnson, regional manager for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute • Larry Novak, director of Engineered Buildings for the Portland Cement Association Elected to three year terms to the Board for the first time are: • Scott Collins, P.E., chief engineer for Meadow Burke, selected by the Global Associates Council

• Matthew Bell, P.E., Structural/Field Engineer with LJB, Inc.’s Facilities Division (elected by the membership by mail ballot) Collins has been a strong leader on the TCA’s technical committee for the past several years as well as a member of ACI 551 — Tilt-Up Concrete. Most recently, he coauthored the TCA’s new bracing guidelines and he has contributed to multiple articles for TCA over the years. He was responsible for the lifting and bracing design of the Korean War Veterans Memorial that was dedicated at the 2010 TCA Convention in Kansas City. Collins is also serving on the 2014 TCA Convention (San Francisco) host committee. “I’ve been on the receiving end of using the benefits from TCA practically my entire career, and I welcome the opportunity to serve on the board. Hopefully my background in lifting and bracing on the engineering side can bring a new perspective to the board,” said Collins. Bell provides complete building shell design of low rise commercial structures, including a specialty in the design of tilt-up construction. As lead field engineer supporting the LJB’s CON/STEEL Alliance, Bell is also responsible for training contractors in the means and methods of tilt-up construction. He facilitates both classroom training and onsite in the field training.

Further, he is currently serving as the chairperson for the subcommittee overseeing the Tilt-Up Engineering Manual development. As chairperson, he is responsible for gaining consensus on the Table of Contents from the subcommittee members; managing the delivery of the Chapters from the co-authors; coordinating the review activities of the subcommittee and communicating progress reports with the chairperson of the Technical Committee and with the TCA Board of Directors “It is a great privilege to be selected for the TCA Board of Directors and to represent the tilt-up industry as a whole. I hope to bring a unique perspective to the board by utilizing my experience at LJB as a project manager, structural engineer and lead field engineer, supporting the CON/STEEL AllianceTM with hands-on tilt-up construction training,” said Bell. TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast onsite and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650-million-square-feet, are constructed each year using this construction method. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319895-6911.

Martin from 19 in any of the countries in which the firm does business. Customers will benefit from regional engineering, manufacturing and service in virtually any location. “There are many suppliers who provide off the shelf solutions, and we will continue offering conventional vibrators in a wide range of sizes and force outputs,” Nogaj continued. “But for the builders of next generation equipment, we can now deliver design options that engineers have never had before. Instead of being limited to an off the shelf vibrator, manufacturers can specify the exact sizes and parameters they need to suit new and emerging designs.” Nogaj said that the designs are likely to find utility in high frequency vibratory screens, sizing equipment, dewatering operations and other vibratory equipment for the oil and gas industries, as well as processing of coal, iron ore, gold and other elements, silica sand, pharmaceuticals and even food applications. While traditional designs will remain a cornerstone of Martin Engi-

neering’s family of vibration products, the company is now able to custom engineer the size and shape of the drives, torque curves, weight and many other features, in both electrical and mechanical units. “This will allow OEMs to build equipment that hasn’t been available in the past,” Nogaj continued. “Rather than being handcuffed into using the stock designs that are on the market now, they can order the exact vibrator properties, profile and output that they need.” An important component in the decision to offer custom engineered vibration is Martin Engineering’s extensive new R&D capabilities in the CFI. For example, the firm has recently added four massive, spring mounted 10,000 pound test blocks specifically for development and trial of new vibrator designs. “This kind of capability is intended to serve the OEM who has vibration needs that are presently unmet,” said Global Vibration Development Manager Brad Pronschinske. “It will be a huge competitive advan-

tage for manufacturers trying to develop new products, giving them a design freedom that wasn’t possible before.” Martin Engineering’s new capabilities also include sophisticated dynamometer testing that allows the company to map the shape and values of an electric motor’s torque curve. “The dyno testing helps us analyze existing designs, but it also means that customers can come to us to obtain a specific torque curve,” continued Pronschinske. “That can be an extremely valuable asset for new product development, and until now it’s been a service that has been nearly impossible to find without investing huge amounts of money.” Further supporting Martin Engineering’s commitment to the custom engineering concept is an endurance testing station located outside the CFI, where engineers can evaluate new vibratory drives and screen designs on any of five different shakers. A similar station at the company’s China facility also features two shakers. “The outdoor test stations are

intended to duplicate tough real-world operating conditions,” Pronschinske added. “The setup at CFI has one shaker design with a four pole drive unit that can develop as much as 10 Gs of force, helping us to engineer the highest quality, longest lasting vibrators in the world.” Martin Engineering will offer an extensive range of designs and features for specific applications, including explosion proof models, vertical shaft units, flange mounted designs and even low profile vibrators that can be incorporated as part of a support structure. “This capability allows us to take a huge leap beyond the conventional four footed designs that dominate the market today,” Pronschinske said. Martin Engineering vibrators deliver the highest force to weight ratio of any electric vibrator manufacturer. Founded in 1944, Martin Engineering is the world leader in making bulk materials handling cleaner, safer and more productive. The firm is headquartered in Neponset, IL, offering

manufacturing, sales and service from factory owned business units in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, India and the UK, and under exclusive license with ESS Australia. For more informa-

tion, visit www.martineng.com or call 309-8522384. Exact dates of product introductions may vary by region. Global representatives for Martin Engineering can be found at w w w . m a r t i n eng.com/rep-finder.


RACINE, WI — Case Construction Equipment today introduced the new Case 521F wheel loader, offering customers a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E Series model, while delivering faster acceleration and quicker cycle times. The machine is available in standard Z-bar, extended reach and tool carrier models, and is the latest offering in the company’s F Series wheel loader line, which boasts premium features and industry leading performance, productivity and efficiency. Case chose selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for the 521F to meet Tier 4 Interim emissions standards based on the machine’s application tasks and power demands. SCR results in lower temperatures in the exhaust system while optimizing combustion.

“SCR was the obvious choice for the 521F because a wheel loader’s tasks are more variable, creating inconsistent engine loads and power demands,” said Rob Marringa, brand marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment. “Rather than compromise power, we let the engine do what it does best — run at peak performance — and then use an after treatment for emissions.” According to Marringa, the benefits of SCR technology are greater efficiency and reduced downtime because there’s no heightened fuel burn or diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration. In addition, lower ambient temperatures means slower degradation of lubricating oil, which extends service intervals. Furthermore, fewer engine components means less crowding under the hood and

easier access to service points. Operators also will experience a faster throttle response and cleaner emissions by avoiding recirculation equipment utilizing cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) and DPFs. “At Case, we’re committed to matching the technology with the task, and we believe that SCR technology for our F Series wheel loaders is the simplest, most powerful and efficient solution,” Marringa said. Improved performance and versatility enhance productivity The new 521F wheel loader offers optional heavy duty axles, enabling it to perform more tasks such as operating in scrap yards or recycling centers. These axles, with auto locking front and open rear differentials, have the same design as the larger F series wheel loader axles, including metal face seals and sintered bronze brake linings. They offer outstanding traction in all conditions, especially in non-compacted surfaces like gravel and help reduce tire wear when working on hard surfaces. “The heavy duty axles have superior sealing capability and longer service lives, improving owner and operator costs,” Marringa said. “In addition, they can accept higher load capacities, allowing operators to configure the unit with solid, foam filled or chain wrapped tires.” On a 50 meter loading and dumping cycle, Case estimates the 521F wheel loader can make up to 56 cycles per hour, moving up to 144-square-yards or 212 tons of material per hour. Advanced instruments and cab improve machine and operator effectiveness The new advanced instrument cluster (AIC) on the 521F wheel loader has four operating modes, allowing operators and service technicians full visibility and control of basic job functions, such as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) level and fuel efficiency, as well as protective controls that can help eliminate costly repairs. “Auto Idle is a fuel saving feature that allows for multiple idle rates, thereby reducing fuel consumption while operators are waiting for the next truck to load or task to be completed,” said Marringa. “As an additional benefit to the Case wheel loader customer, Automatic Machine Protection recognizes a critical problem with the hydraulics, engine or transmission, and shuts down the engine as soon as the machine stops moving.” The Case 521F wheel loader delivers class leading comfort and visibility and new features to improve operator effectiveness. Case’s Quiet Cab boasts the largest cab in the industry, has a 70.8 decibel rating, and supplies cleaner air with a dual air filtration system. It also provides a more comfortable ride with an optional heated air ride seat and ergonomically positioned controls that ensure a long day in the cab won’t reduce productivity. “The 521F wheel loader has new options such as joystick steering, a rear view camera and heated side mirrors that allow for precise control and visibility in tough conditions such as snow plowing and truck loading,” Marringa said. Case’s floor to ceiling windows and improved lighting system continue to provide excellent visibility, from the cutting edge of a bucket to the tip of a fork. More selection, larger attachments The 521F wheel loader can handle heavier and much larger buckets thanks to the Case coupler system that pulls the attachment closer to the machine, providing significant breakout. The coupler is compatible with both JRB and ACS attachments. Also, the addition of over 250 new buckets, including light material buckets, rotary brooms and forks, and 4-in-1 buckets, means the 521F wheel loader offers even more solutions for a wide range of tasks. The offering includes Case SmartFitTM bucket tooth systems. The SmartFit system provides stronger, more durable teeth and adapters, and hammerless reusable locking pins to improve digging performance. The Case 521F wheel loader features a 4.5 liter Tier 4 Interim-certified Case engine that delivers up to 131 gross hp. Classified as a 2.1-square-yard wheel loader, the Case 521F has an operating weight of 22,856-pounds. The standard model delivers 19,596-pounds of lift capacity and 16,735-pounds of bucket breakout force, with hinge pin height of 11-foot 10-inches for efficient truck and hopper loading. For additional wheel loader product specifications, customer testimonials, competitive comparisons, finance offers and the SCR solutions calculator, please visit www.casece.com. For a Case wheel loader demonstration, see your local Case dealer.

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New Case 521F wheel loader achieves advanced performance, fuel efficiency with new features and SCR emissions technology


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