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Boral has confirmed it has sold the construction and quarrying arm of its business in the US. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99781513@N04/12480206713/" target="_blank">Flickr | Scott Lewis</a>

News
Boral sells US arm of quarrying, concrete business

Boral has ‘agreed’ to sell its North American concrete and quarrying business, it confirmed in a company statement earlier this month. Read more »
This year’s Federal Budget provides a boost to the construction industry.

News
Construction gets leg up in Federal Budget

The latest federal budget contains various infrastructure initiatives set to benefit the construction and quarrying industries. Read more »
Kindergarten kids were able to take a look at static machines at a local quarry’s kinder tour.

News
Quarry tour proves to be child’s play

A successful quarry and pre-school event has highlighted the benefits of promoting the extractive industry to the community. Read more »
The HM400-5 articulated dump truck was one of Komatsu’s newest machines on display at its ‘Boots On’ event.

News
Boots on ground for Komatsu’s largest product launch ‘ever’

Extractive industry operators and personnel have had the first glimpse of Komatsu’s latest machines as part of a national product launch. Read more »
A ruling on a quarry proposal in Canada poses some interesting questions for the industry at large. Image courtesy: <a href="https://bit.ly/2kdavkf" Target="_blank">Flicker | Blogtrepreneur</a>

News
North American ruling poses questions for national sovereignty

A recent ruling that overturned a US company’s quarry application in Canada has raised concerns a free trade agreement allegedly ‘bypasses’ traditional sovereign law. Read more »

Maintenance
A reinvention of sales, production, inventory forecasts

Quarry operations are moving away from messy spreadsheets and rethinking communication, production planning and sales forecasting to save time and improve productivity. One such medium that quarries worldwide are utilising is PlantDemand, a business intelligence tool. Read more »
At Albion Park, Darren Essex manages 30 employee operators and 15 contractors.

Education
Darren Essex: A stalwart of workplace safety

In 2017 Darren Essex was announced as the winner of the inaugural Quarry Manager of the Year Award (>10 FTE). Essex – who was nominated by his peers in the industry – tells Talia Paz why receiving the award was a team effort. Read more »
Conveyor belt cleaner blades will be manufactured with Martin Engineering’s proprietary moulding technology.

Conveying
Global belt specialist establishes manufacturing facility in Australia

A global supplier of conveyor belt cleaning and sealing systems has opened a manufacturing facility in Burleigh Heads, Queensland. Read more »
The K-Flexal elastic belt support system is engineered to better absorb energy and provide an even weight dispersion of conveyed material.

Conveying
Transfer point optimisation key to productivity improvements

Today’s materials handling operations are seeking optimal productivity and efficiency. Most focus on keeping plant and equipment running at faster rates, while others allow for a maximum amount of conveyed material as a measure of the site’s productivity. Read more »

Maintenance
Maintenance vs non-maintenance: the implications of doing both

What is the difference between maintenance work and non-maintenance projects? And can the same personnel undertake two distinct tasks? Paul D Tomlingson explains the distinctions and why project work should not be an excuse for attending to straightforward maintenance tasks. Read more »
WEARX personnel deliver wear protection solutions designed to exceed availability goals.

Maintenance
WEARX joins forces with Metso to unlock full potential

In late 2017 Australian wear solutions provider WEARX and aggregates processing equipment supplier Metso Corporation finalised an agreement to bring the two companies together. Read more »
Many of the delegates signed-up for IQA membership on the day.

Education
Quarrying women look "Beyond The Bench" to the future

The Boral-sponsored Queensland Women in Quarrying (WIQ) annual conference was held at Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains, on 22 March. About 100 delegates from Queensland and interstate attended. With an overriding theme of “Beyond the bench”, the conference provided an overview of industry developments, with one eye on the future and a consideration of the social licences within which quarries operate. Read more »


 


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