Aggregates Manager

December 2013

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13 On Our Cover: Martin Stone Quarries is a multi-generational family business with a focus on local, state, and national leadership, as demonstrated by AggMan of the Year 2013 Rod Martin. Cover photo courtesy of Martin Stone Quarries, Inc. If operators and maintenance personnel share the responsibility of routine maintenance, an operator will likely get higher productivity from its rigid-frame haul trucks. 24 Terex Washing System's AggreSand brings a modular approach to sand and gravel production. CONTENTS FEATURE ARTICLES 8 AggMan of the Year 2013 Rod Martin demonstrates that small producers can have a big impact on state and national issues. 14 Keep Quarry Trucks Productive Good maintenance and loading operations are key to extending equipment life and avoiding unplanned downtime. 24 Top RollOuts of 2013 Whether focusing on production basics or new engine emission requirements, this year's new equipment offers opportunities to upgrade operations. DECEMBER 2013 VOLUME 18, NUMBER 12 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 3 4 7 33 WEB EXCLUSIVES Are you falling behind? STATE AND PROVINCE NEWS A roundup of the latest news in North America. DATA MINING The latest financial analysis of issues impacting in the industry. ROCK LAW Despite MSHA's contrary position, mobile equipment parked on a 'ready line' does not necessarily establish that it is 'ready' for inspection purposes of the Mine Act. Visit for expanded editorial coverage. Fixing Flooding Problems Port Mayaca, Fla.-based Lake Point Restoration keeps its 1 million-ton-per-year operation dry with the help of the right pump for the job. OPERATIONS ILLUSTRATED 19 EDITORIAL Clean Conveying Conveyors should be designed, constructed, and maintained to ensure that material stays on the belts, not only to improve safety, but to keep material in spec. 36 39 40 CLASSIFIED ADS Aggregate industry classifieds. ADVERTISER INDEX See who's who and where to find their products. CARVED IN STONE In the import-export equation, the U.S. economy is losing on the potential value of industrial minerals production.

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