Category Archives: Features

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

Commentary by Jon M. Casey Routinely, you will find an article here that highlights the “nuts and bolts” of a business operation with information that includes production details, the history of the company and an interview of one of the key people involved with the operation. In the case of Grand Junction’s “The Rock Shop,” […]

A Mexico salt mine improves production with custom equipment

A Mexico salt mine improves production with custom equipment

Waves of deep pink waters greet visitors as they arrive at Las Coloradas, located on the northern edge of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. For visitors from Cancun the trip has been about three hours to see the brightly colored salinity concentration ponds and associated solar salt production that is a growing Las Coloradas tourist destination. […]

Haul truck updates from Komatsu and Volvo

Haul truck updates from Komatsu and Volvo

New HD325-8 and HD405-8 off-highway trucks from Komatsu Komatsu has introduced its new HD325-8 and HD405-8 off highway trucks. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, these latest additions to the rigid frame truck family feature increased horsepower and a new ‘Komatsu Traction Control System’ (KTCS) to achieve improved productivity. These models have […]

Huge miners and off highway specialist from Caterpillar

Huge miners and off highway specialist from Caterpillar

The Cat® 797F large mining truck is now available in a fuel-efficient configuration that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards. The 797F Tier 4 Final is equipped with an exhaust after treatment system featuring SCR, which uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to lower NOx emissions.  This Cat emissions platform is proven through more […]

Conveyor belt generates power for air cannons to control build-up

Conveyor belt generates power for air cannons to control build-up

Ash Grove Cement is the 5th-largest producer in the United States, shipping 8.3 million tons of Portland and masonry cements from eight plants nationwide. Founded in 1882, the firm currently operates 27 cement terminals and two deep-water import terminals, as well as extensive ready-mix operations and a major quarry operation in British Columbia.   The […]