Category Archives: Rock

Equipment Finance Industry confidence remains steady in June

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) on June 21. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance […]

Ronald D. Kuehl II named President of Polydeck, Peter Freissle to serve as CEO

Ronald D. Kuehl II named President of Polydeck, Peter Freissle to serve as CEO

by Meredith Rigdon Polydeck Screen Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing synthetic screen media and accessories for the mining, energy and industrial and aggregate industries, has announced the promotion of Ronald D. Kuehl II to the role of President. Prior to the announcement, Kuehl served as Executive Vice President of Polydeck since 2017 after joining the company in […]

Volvo CE commits to Science Based Targets with approved carbon reduction pathway

Volvo CE commits to Science Based Targets with approved carbon reduction pathway

In a pledge to reduce its carbon impact and help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is announcing the scope of its Science Based Targets (SBTi) commitment – to achieve net-zero value chain emissions by 2040, with significant emission reductions as early as 2030. With its commitment to Science […]

New Chieftain 1500 from Powerscreen

New Chieftain 1500 from Powerscreen

The Powerscreen Trakpactor 260 and 260SR have been part of our mobile impact crusher range from 2015, they are now back by popular demand! They have been designed not just for the recycling and demolition markets, but for quarrying and mining as well. Capable of processing a wide range of material at a high output, […]

OSHA Issues Federal COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

By Donna Pryor, Julianne Story & Tracey O’Brien On June 9, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long anticipated interim final rule and request for comments for the Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). OSHA released the ETS one day after the approval of the standard was received from the Office of Information and […]

Strong pricing continues at Ritchie Bros. according to latest Market Trends report

U.S. truck tractor price index up 23% year over year; medium earthmoving in the U.S. up 21% VANCOUVER, BC, June 9, 2021 /CNW/ – May was another busy month for Ritchie Bros., with multiple record-breaking events and strong pricing across almost every single asset category. In fact, according to Ritchie Bros.’ June Market Trends Report, […]

HEC chooses Manitowoc cranes to educate the next generation of crane operators

HEC chooses Manitowoc cranes to educate the next generation of crane operators

HEC purchased two Manitowoc MLC100-1 crawler cranes to train students. The U.S. has seen an acute shortage of skilled trades workers over the last 20 years. As boomers retire, there are not enough people from younger generations filling their roles. Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is the only Department of Education accredited school for […]

McCLOSKEY Appoints New Senior Sales Director

Lownds brings depth and breadth of experience in heavy equipment to global market positioned for high growth Keene, ON – McCloskey International is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Lownds to Senior Sales Director, responsible for the EMEA and APAC regions. Lownds joins the McCloskey International team with over 20 years invested in the heavy […]

IROCK Crushers names new Southern California and Arizona Distributor

IROCK Crushers names new Southern California and Arizona Distributor

VALLEY VIEW, OHIO – IROCK Crushers, a premiere manufacturer and designer of portable and mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment, has expanded their North American distribution network by strategically partnering with Arizona-based dealer, Road Machinery. “Road Machinery LLC is so pleased to partner with IROCK in the sales, service, and rental of their unmatched crushers, […]

Metso Outotec introduces stirred mills portfolio for superior comminution performance and energy efficiency

Metso Outotec has been a frontrunner in driving stirred milling innovations for decades and is now excited to introduce its comprehensive portfolio featuring three frontrunning stirred milling solutions – Vertimill®, Stirred Media Detritor, and HIGmill™. Ideal for grinding finer products, stirred mills are known for their energy efficiency and compact design, reducing floor space requirements. These mills are based on gravity-induced and […]

Cat® Command for Construction takes home Gold at the 2021 Edison Awards

Caterpillar received gold for its Cat® Command for Construction system during this year’s Edison Awards program. It was recognized as being the best of the best for the Smart Productivity Tools – Living & Working Environment category. Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards have recognized some of the most innovative products, services and business leaders in […]

Normet expands their equipment offering with an agile and compact Variomec XS multipurpose platform

Normet has expanded its wide equipment offering by launching an agile and compact Variomec XS product family to the market. Normet XS carrier is developed to provide safe, purpose-build and agile platform for several different transportation applications needed in demanding mining operations.

Security services need highlighted by forklift joyriding incident, says Spear Security Inc.

The Denver-based firm comments on a recent article that great security guards fulfill many roles to suit the situation. A May 15 article on The Press and Journal reports on a group of trespassers who broke into a garden center in Scotland in an attempt to commandeer a forklift. The group was largely unsuccessful and didn’t cause […]

Can your dust collector filter media handle the job?

One of the most important aspects of dust collection is having the proper filter media for the job. Controlling air quality by containing airborne dust particles benefits the health of workers, safeguards products processed at the facility and protects equipment. Here are key considerations to make sure your dust collector media is right for your […]

Metso Outotec launches Filtration inspection packages to improve filter performance

Metso Outotec is launching three Filtration inspection packages centered around offering improved filter availability, better filter performance and longer equipment life. The packages are designed to quickly identify common wear and tear issues such as problems with the plate packs, leakages, and misalignments among others.

Haver & Boecker Niagara celebrates fifth year hosting Mineral Engineering University students

Haver & Boecker Niagara celebrates fifth year hosting Mineral Engineering University students

CATHARINES, Ontario— Haver & Boecker Niagara continues its valuable partnership with the University of Toronto’s Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program by hosting a one-day course in Screening Basics and Mechanical Performance for its students. This year’s course was led by Liam Page, a graduate of the program who attended Haver & Boecker Niagara’s first course back in 2016 — […]

Equipment Finance Industry confidence remains near historic highs

Washington, DC — The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the May 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) recently. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment […]

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

Soil Connect and K-Tec Earthmovers are working together to promote responsible and efficient earthmoving and material transportation practices across the US. In order to bring awareness to the common pitfalls and inefficiencies faced by today’s dirt movers, the companies have agreed to work together to educate the earthmoving industry through multiple cross-promotional channels about new […]

MAJOR welcomes new Authorized dealer in Africa: CrushPlant Namibia

CANDIAC, Québec — MAJOR announces the appointment of CrushPlant Namibia as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorized dealer in Africa. CrushPlant Namibia will serve customers in Namibia, Africa. The company will offer MAJOR’s screen media solutions, including FLEX-MAT high-vibration wire screens in tensioned and modular versions.

What does the new CDC guidance regarding masks mean for employers?

What does the new CDC guidance regarding masks mean for employers?

By Donna Pryor POSTED IN OSHA On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance withdrawing the mask and physical distancing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. The new CDC guidance raises issues for employers with respect to the requirements under existing state emergency temporary standards (ETS), state regulations and orders, and […]

5 ways to make the most of your mental health and substance use disorder benefits

5 ways to make the most of your mental health and substance use disorder benefits

By: Ali Khawar The coronavirus pandemic not only attacked people’s physical health, but took a serious psychological toll, as well. This Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to make sure that workers who get health benefits through their employers understand what protections are available for mental health and substance use disorders.

ISEA releases online tool showing safety equipment industry’s nationwide impact

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Reveals Workers Protected, Jobs Created, Tax Revenue Generated by America’s $71.6 Billion Safety Equipment Industry ARLINGTON, VA—International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is launching an informative and user-friendly online tool May 13, 2021, offering an in-depth, state-by-state look into the number of workers protected by and economic activity of the $71.6 billion […]

Alan Shoemaker talks with students exploring mining careers

Alan Shoemaker runs the Tuscola Stone mining company in Tuscola and believes more students should explore career opportunities in this industry. After working with the IAAP and other members to develop the Let’s Rock campaign he accepted an invitation from Tuscola High School to do a virtual presentation for the school’s new Intro to Trades class. […]