Aggregate Equipment Articles

Superior Industries Appoints EESSCO as Its Exclusive New England Distributor →

From Construction Equipment Guide... For 20 years, aggregate producers in search of plant supply, including conveyor systems, retrofit crushers, manganese and wear parts, wash plants, portable crushing and screening plants, or a complete crushing spread, have been confident that they could work with the team at EESSCO. EESSCO takes pride in supplying the best equipment brands, which has enabled them to satisfy a wide variety of needs within the aggregate and recycling industry.  Click for more...


Edge SM186 Wheel Mounted Screener Is a Versatile Solution →

Edge Innovate's E SM186 wheeled mounted screener is a highly efficient screening solution designed for the most difficult and demanding of applications including recycling, soils, aggregates, compost and demolition waste, according to the manufacturer. With increased throughput, high efficiency and quality end products the Edge SM186 mobile screen incorporates a robust 18 by 6 ft. (5.4 by 1.75 m) two deck screen with interchangeable flip flow and conventional scalper bottom decks.  Click for more...


Granite Construction Opens New California Facility in Arvin →

Granite recently opened their Solari aggregate plant in Arvin. Solari will safely and sustainably provide aggregate and asphalt to private and public customers in the Bakersfield market. The new facility sits on 700 acres. Designed with efficiency and sustainability in mind, Granite said automated plant controls maximize the plant feed rate and crusher production. Also, a new wash plant produces concrete aggregate while minimizing the demand for fresh water with its engineered three-stage water management system.  Click for more...


Adamo Demolition Unlocks New Revenues, Efficiencies With Sennebogen Fleet →

Richard Adamo and his team feel a little irked that they did not bring purpose-built material handlers into their demolition business sooner than they did. Adamo is the third-generation president of Detroit-based Adamo Group, which has been a leader in the demolition industry for more than 50 years, taking on large decommissioning projects throughout the United States and Canada. But he still shakes his head ruefully at the days before he began building his fleet of Sennebogen material handlers to extract scrap metal from demolition debris and to load the material into trucks and barges.  Click for more...


Lanier Sand and Soil Continues Its Many Decades of Success →

One of South Carolina's most long lasting and highly regarded companies is Lanier Construction, which, as a provider of mined materials to contractors for several decades, does business as Lanier Sand and Soil. The task ahead for Helen Lanier is to keep the Columbia-area company on its upward path following the death of her husband, Dennis, who took over the business from his father in the 1970s before operating it with Helen since 1996.  Click for more...


Volvo CE Expands Material Handler Lineup With New Model, Options →

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched the all-new EW200E material handler, aimed at the light waste handling segment. Its bigger brother — the EW240E material handler — is updated with a longer boom. "A dedicated material handler is purpose-built for these applications, compared with modifying an excavator to fit into these segments," said Matthew McLean, product manager, excavators, Volvo CE.  Click for more...


Claiborne Hauling Chooses Powerscreen Crushing & Screening Topsoil Solutions →

Todd Claiborne began Claiborne Hauling LLC in 1997 with a single axle dump truck and a focus on dump truck hauling and heavy haul services. Initially specializing in hauling aggregates and demolition and debris hauling services, Claiborne's focus on recognizing and ultimately meeting his customer's needs led to diversification, and in turn, steady growth. Claiborne prides himself and his company on being the call to make when the customer absolutely needs the most reliable source for materials and services to make things happen.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Astec KPI-JCI Plant Offers Cost-Saving Solution for Quarry →

Pana Limestone Company, founded in 1969 by St. Louis Slag Co., is a quarry operation that produces rock for concrete companies, asphalt and local roads. It was operated by several owners over the years, before being purchased in 2003 by Truman L. Flatt & Sons of Springfield, Ill., a road contractor that was looking for a way to vertically integrate its road company. "We primarily are an A-quality quarry, which means that our products here are usable in concrete and asphalt," said Jason Loxley, equipment manager of Truman L.  Click for more...


Success of Florida's J. McKinnon Due to Integrity, Efficiency →

The task of building Florida's mammoth Brightline Trains extension from West Palm Beach to Cocoa, then west to Orlando International Airport, is a Herculean one for any of the contractors on the project. The $2.7-billion enterprise encompasses 170 mi. of track that will ultimately connect Orlando with Miami. The portion of the train line from Orlando International Airport east to the Space Coast has seen the most activity in Central Florida.  Click for more...


Sennebogen 870 Hybrid E-Series Improves Safety, Increases Efficiency at Belgium Port →

DD Shipping NV, a member of the Square Group, is a stevedoring company for dried bulk goods and general cargo. It manages two key terminals along the Brussels-Scheldt Maritime Canal, a vital hub for inland shipping routes in Belgium. In an effort to increase flexibility and versatility in their operations, DD Shipping NV researched a number of machines and the Sennebogen 870 Hybrid E-Series material handler on a crawler gantry was the overwhelming choice to ensure fast, simple and efficient loading/unloading of heavy cargo and bulk materials.  Click for more...


RB Scott Founder, Ralph Scott, Passes Away at Age 93 →

Ralph Byron Scott, age 93, of Eau Claire, Wis., died peacefully at home on Dec. 6, 2020, in Eau Claire. He was born on Sept. 21, 1927, to Ralph L. and Mollie H. (Oelke) Scott in Eau Claire. He married Norma L. Merrick on Sept. 19, 1954, at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church (now Spirit Lutheran) in Eau Claire. Mr. Scott attended school in Eau Claire and graduated at the age of 17 from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1945.  Click for more...


VIDEO: McCloskey Unveils RF80, RF80R Mobile Feeder Stackers →

McCloskey International has introduced new feeder stackers to its lineup — the RF80 and the RF80R. Versatile in its use across industries, the RF80 Feeder Stacker facilitates the handling and stockpiling of materials including, but not limited to, aggregates, coal, C&D waste, sand and gravel, topsoil and compost. All can be fed into the large feed hopper with large loaders and excavators, while variable speed prevents material from building up, allowing for more controlled flow of material.  Click for more...


Gaeta Recycling Achieves Faster Loader Cycles With Sennebogen →

In its 85 years of operation, Gaeta Recycling has seen a lot of machines pass through its yard. Michael Portannese is the fifth generation of his family to lead the operation. Serving 30 municipalities in central New Jersey, he processes upwards of 720 tons of waste material a day through his MRF-certified facility. Moving material is the heart of his business and, over the years, he has watched loading equipment become increasingly sophisticated and complex.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Bridgewater-Raynham Sand & Stone Built On Determination, Will, Family →

When Joe Arruda took over Bridgewater-Raynham Sand & Stone (BRS) on Plymouth St, in Bridgewater, Mass., it took determination and will. He grabbed an opportunity to rent the 180-acre yard containing an aggregate material that had been around since the 1930s, having been used and turned over by many before him. "It was used as a satellite site by a lot of larger companies, and I wanted to make it the primary place for my business," he said.  Click for more...


Cat 7495 Mining Shovels Feature Upgrades to Drive Efficiencies, Lower Cost Per Ton →

Drawing from more than a century of rope shovel innovation, the 2021 Cat 7495 and 7495 HF electric rope shovels (ERS) combine multiple standard feature upgrades that increase operating efficiency up to 10 percent to improve machine productivity. Component enhancements, increased frame durability and improved serviceability help reduce cost per ton of material moved by as much as 15 percent, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Doosan Introduces Its Largest, Most Powerful Excavator for Mining, Construction →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Doosan Infracore North America has expanded its excavator lineup with its largest model yet. The new Doosan DX800LC-7 excavator increases the company's footprint in the aggregate mining industry. The crawler excavator's size makes it ideal for pit and quarry customers. It's also well-suited as a large machine for heavy construction and infrastructure work. It can efficiently remove overburden and load large amounts of material into trucks at quarries.  Click for more...


Uptime Strategy Helps Sun Services Double Recycling Capacity With Sennebogen →

In some equipment fleets, preventive maintenance is a periodic afterthought. At Sun Services LLC, it's a full time job. Averaging 70 tons or more of construction and demolition debris to receive, process and ship every hour of its working day, Sun's recycling facility can't spare a minute for downtime. When the Sun Services site was first designed, it was targeted for a capacity of 400 tons per day.  Click for more...


IAAP Announces 2021 Scholarships →

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Education Foundation Scholarship program strengthens the Illinois aggregates industry by promoting the education of worthy students. The Education Foundation scholarship supports students learning and training to be the next generation of professionals in the industry. The Joanne Kluessendorf Memorial scholarship promotes the education of individuals seeking a career in teaching earth science or geology.  Click for more...


McCloskey System Offers Solution for Barton Malow Project →

When Maverick Environmental Equipment's Tim Smith received a call from Kurt Kremer of the Barton Malow Company regarding site work for the new Ultium Cells LLC facility in Lordstown, Ohio, he was quick to react. Within an hour, he was on site reviewing the work required to construct the new $2.3 billion battery cell manufacturing plant located on 158 acres immediately east of a former GM assembly plant.  Click for more...


Soil Connect Raises $3.25M in Seed Funding to Support Soil, Aggregates Marketplace →

Soil Connect, an institutionally-backed digital marketplace focused on the multi-billion dollar soil and aggregates industry, announced the closing of its $3.25 million seed funding round led by TIA Ventures, a New York City-based seed-stage fund that invests in extraordinary companies led by high-execution teams. Heartland Ventures co-led the round, which also included investments from a diverse mix of venture capital firms, real estate managers and construction companies, including CEMEX Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Situs Real Estate, Altmark Group, AB Investment Group, J.G.  Click for more...



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