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Mobile plant boosts New England construction materials supplier

Mobile plant boosts New England construction materials supplier

RockRoadRecycle staff writer For over 60 years, W. J. Graves Construction has been supplying quality sand, gravel, stone, loam and other products to homeowners and contractors in the Massachusetts construction industry from its seven pits and quarries.  Recently the company acquired a tracked and mobile screening and crushing train supplied and supported by New England […]

Optimize belt cleaner tension to maximize performance and life

Optimize belt cleaner tension to maximize  performance and life

Given the number of conveyor-related accidents that occur during routine maintenance and cleanup, every bulk material handler has a vested interest in technologies to help reduce hazards and prevent injuries. Seemingly mundane tasks such as adjusting belt cleaners and removing spillage often require employees to work in close proximity to the moving conveyor, where even […]

Preparing for an emergency

Preparing for  an emergency

by Jon M. Casey When it comes to preparing for an emergency, it seems that most people are not really prepared. That’s why it’s called an emergency. But what if you could make preparations when there was no emergency, to get ready for the time when clear thinking instead of chaos might be the better […]

Hey Prairie Dawg, “How about a feeder overview?”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “How about a feeder overview?”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment I would imagine the word “feeder” outside of a gravel or mining installation would throw a few people off when mentioned. Why would we use that word in relation to digging and hauling dirt out of huge hole in the ground? After about 30 minutes or so […]

OSHA announces 2019 increases to maximum penalty amounts

OSHA announces 2019 increases to maximum penalty amounts

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Employers can expect higher penalties from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Fed-OSHA) in the coming year. Fed-OSHA announced on Jan. 15, 2019 that it plans to increase the maximum penalty it can issue an employer for serious and other-than-serious citations […]