Aggregate Equipment Articles

Massachusetts Biz Keeps 'Rocking, Rolling' With Quality Iron, Loyal Employees →

Rob Oppenheim's company, The Regional Companies of Shrewsbury, Mass., proudly proclaims the title of the "Fastest Growing Demolition Company in Massachusetts." But when Oppenheim started his business, his only equipment was two tired excavators that were nearly ready for the junk pile. Today, Regional has a fleet of 10 machines and employs 27 people. "It's so important to have key employees who stick with you over the years," said Oppenheim.  Click for more...


Terex MP Acquires ZenRobotics: 'Green' Investment in Emerging Circular Economy →

Terex Materials Processing (MP), a global leader in aggregate, environmental, concrete, lifting and handling machinery, has acquired the assets of ZenRobotics Ltd., a company that designs and creates robots that pick, sort and recycle waste material. ZenRobotics is a global leader in smart robotic recycling. Its robots, powered by proprietary AI software, make recycling more efficient, accurate and profitable.  Click for more...


IROCK Crushers Adds Hoffman Equipment as New Dealer →

IROCK Crushers is growing its strategic network of dealers, with the recent addition of Hoffman Equipment. After learning about the rich history of this family-owned company, the leadership at IROCK knew Hoffman Equipment would quickly become a trusted partner for eastern Pennsylvania and the Hudson Valley of New York. "IROCK Crushers is thrilled to partner with Hoffman Equipment," Director of Sales and Business Development Nate Russell said.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec to Start Repurchasing Own Shares for Its Share-Based Incentive Plans →

The board of directors of Metso Outotec Corporation has decided to start repurchasing the company's own shares based on the authorization given by the 2022 Annual General Meeting. The shares shall be repurchased to be used as a part of the company's share-based incentive plans. The maximum number of shares to be repurchased is 3,036,000 and the maximum amount to be used for the repurchase is EUR 30 million.  Click for more...


CEMCO Celebrates 60th Anniversary →

CEMCO Inc. , an industry leader in manufacturing portable and stationary VSI crushing systems, celebrates its 60th anniversary. The third-generation, family-owned company provides a holistic approach to mineral processing by evaluating a customer's operation and developing solutions tailored to their specific applicational requirements. CEMCO's expertise allows the company to assist beyond providing crushing equipment by partnering with qualified manufacturers to design full mineral processing plants.  Click for more...


Rock Machinery Co. Partners With Moraine Park Technical College →

Rock Machinery Co. LLC, a distributor of processing equipment and parts for the aggregate, mining and recycling industries, announced its partnership with Moraine Park Technical College on creating a Maintenance Technician Apprentice program. Maintenance technicians perform tasks related to installation and repair of manufacturing, process and facility-related equipment. Both mechanical and electrical skills are applied to preventative and predictive maintenance, equipment repairs and equipment enhancements.  Click for more...


Rock Machinery Co. Opens New Facility in Western Wisconsin →

Rock Machinery Co. LLC, a distributor of processing equipment and parts for the aggregate, mining and recycling industries, announced the addition of a new facility in Osseo, Wis. This facility will be used as a shop, warehouse and office for service managers who reside near the area. Earlier this year, an opportunity for a location in Osseo began to develop. Opening a facility in western Wisconsin is critical to maintaining strong parts and service support for customers in Minnesota, upper Michigan, western Wisconsin and surrounding areas, the company said.  Click for more...


Astec Industries Launches PTSC2818VM Portable High Frequency Screen Plant →

Astec Industries' Materials Solutions Group has designed and launched its newest portable high frequency screen plant, the PTSC2818VM. The plant's design and size is the first of its kind for the industry, according to the manufacturer, featuring an 8-ft.-wide high frequency screen. Astec's newest PTSC plant is equipped with an 8 by 18 ft. (2.4 by 5.5 m) top deck and an 8 by 12 ft. (2.4 by 3.7 m) bottom deck.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Repurposed Aggregates to Transform Maryland Construction Industry With Innovative CDE Technology →

Based in Maryland, Repurpose Aggregates is an enterprise focused on developing aggregate materials from the innovative reuse and repurposing of leftover or discarded construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste. Its approach to waste recycling will be the focus of an open house event hosted by wet processing experts CDE on Sept. 22, 2022. The event will offer a unique look at the operation of the CDE plant designed and engineered for Repurpose Aggregates, providing opportunity to hear from CDE engineers about the economic and environmental benefits of its wet processing solutions.  Click for more...


Mazio XL Hydraulic Rock Breakers Ideal for Quarry, Demolition Applications →

The heavy-duty XL Series of hydraulic rock breakers from Port St. Lucie, Fla.-based Mazio Attachments LLC performs in the most demanding applications — from quarries and mining, to tunneling and trenches, to demolition and more. Designed for carriers from 1 to 140 tons of operating weight — including mini excavators, skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders and excavators — Mazio XL breakers will withstand the brutal conditions faced in these applications, providing reliable performance day in and day out, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


TOMRA Recycling's New eBook Makes Case for Robotic Sorting →

Today, robotic technology is rapidly evolving in the recycling industry, especially with optical sorting equipment. Drawing from deep datasets, optical sorters using different ejection methods process material fractions more efficiently and with higher purity rates than at any other time. But what exactly constitutes a robot in the recycling industry and how do these machines leverage the deep learning subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to benefit today's recycling facilities? "Recycling Robots, Take Two," the latest eBook from TOMRA Recycling, a global leader in sensor-based sorting, explains the similarities and differences between optical sorters with valve block and robotic arm ejectors and details how, when implemented as part of the holistic system design, both can be used complementary to improve plant sorting performance.  Click for more...


Country Boy Supply Appointed New Distributor of Sandvik Mining, Rock Solutions Boom Drills for Tennessee, Georgia →

Country Boy Supply LLC will be supplying Sandvik's comprehensive range of boom drills, rock tools and full aftermarket support for customers in Tennessee and Georgia, effective June 2022. Country Boy Supply LLC, based in Conyers, Ga., officially started in 2016, but CBS' CEO Brent Taylor's experience in the drilling industry goes back to 1983. Since then, he has worked in many different roles from clean up to mechanic, driller, blaster, foreman to now CEO for the drill contracting side and the supply side.  Click for more...


Belt Winder Will Improve Turnaround Times for RMS Aggregate Customers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The production and efficiency of an aggregate spread relies on the constant production of all its equipment — when one element fails, it brings the entire operation to a halt. Getting your equipment back up and running is paramount to profitability. Road Machinery & Supplies Co. understands this, which is why it recently purchased a belt winder for its Savage, Minn., warehouse. This addition allows RMS to purchase belting in bulk, giving it the ability to meet customer demand quicker and easier.  Click for more...


VIDEO: For Every Excavator Size, A Crusher Bucket Model That Can Transform Construction Site Into Recycling Center →

Every construction site — whether small or large — generates waste. Inert materials of all kinds have to find a new life, a new use, considering the difficulty in finding raw materials and the time it takes to get them. Is it possible to recover waste and put it back into the production cycle in a simple, fast and cost-effective way? Many may not know the solution lies in the operating machine already on-site: combined with an MB Crusher, crusher bucket and work the material so that it can be immediately reused or repurposed for other uses.  Click for more...


'Burgh Biz Takes Down Historic Building in Strip District →

Continental Construction and Demolition, which began operations in 2010, has accrued an impressive list of clients in the 12 years since starting operations. The company, based in the Pittsburgh, Pa., suburb Bethel Park, provides demolition services, site preparation, asbestos abatement, concrete crushing and recycling, high reach services and roll off services. The company's work spans from Philadelphia to Cleveland, Ohio, with occasional jobs taking it as far as Indianapolis, Ind.  Click for more...


Crews Demolish Medical Campus →

JR Demolition and Excavation Inc. completed the demolition of former building that housed the Medical City Behavioral Health services of the Wysong Hospital campus in McKinney, Texas. The rectangular-shaped five-story structure (no basement) had a two-story wing and other smaller structures on the north side. "We pulled it down and cleaned it up in four months," said Bobby Lindamood Jr., the owner of JR Demolition and Excavating Inc.  Click for more...


Garrett Ashburn Joins Rock Machinery Co. as Territory Sales Manager →

Rock Machinery Co. LLC, a distributor of processing equipment and parts for the mining, aggregate and recycle industries, announced its recent hire of Garrett Ashburn, who joins the company as a territory sales manager. Based in Virginia, Minn., Ashburn will cover North Dakota, northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to generate new business and maintain the current customer base. Ashburn comes to Rock Machinery with 23 years of sales experience in the aggregate, mining and recycling industry, having worked for Continental Global Material Handling, Komatsu Mining Corporation, Tri-State Truck & Equipment Inc., Power Equipment Company and Superior Industries Inc.  Click for more...


Sandvik Chooses Cat HVO Capable Engines to Reduce CO2 Emissions →

Caterpillar's long-standing commitment to sustainability and support for customers during the energy transition to a lower-carbon future means its industrial engines have for many years been capable of running on a range of renewable and alternative fuels*. The Cat C-Series engines supplied to Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screeners to power its mining and construction equipment can run on renewable and alternative fuels including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) certified to EN15940 or ASTM D975.  Click for more...


North Carolina Compost Company Makes Organic Waste Earth-Friendly →

Not long after graduating from college, Riley Alber found work as a land surveyor, where he spent his days hiking through woods and wetlands just as he had as a youngster in southern New Jersey. Although he loved being outdoors, he soon realized that his job was a contradiction to his belief in preserving the health and sustainability of Earth's natural environment. "It was tearing me apart to cut some of the last forests that exist here in the Southeast," Alber said.  Click for more...


Cat Electric Rope Shovel Lower Works Design Enhancements Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, Improve Availability →

Today's Cat 7495 and 7495 HF electric rope shovel (ERS) models feature multiple design enhancements to the lower structures that increase machine reliability and significantly lower overall total cost of ownership. These upgrades cover the track (crawler) frames, swing rack and rollers, propel gearboxes and rotating undercarriage. Combined, the design advancements can improve total cost of ownership up to 6 percent per operating hour and improve physical availability of the ERS up to 0.63 percent.  Click for more...



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