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The Steinexpo is held every three years, and offers live demonstrations within Europe’s largest basalt quarry.

Upcoming expo offers unique environment, live demonstrations

Running over four days in Europe’s largest basalt quarry, Steinexpo is all set to conduct live demonstrations on new machinery and equipment for the construction materials industry. Read more »
IQA members will visit the historic Welsh Slate Quarry (pictured a century ago) in Penrhyn, Wales, this month.

IQA study tour marks 100th anniversary

To mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, an IQA delegation has embarked on a 12-day study tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Read more »
The CECE Annual Report 2017 has concluded that European construction market demand would continue to rise. Image courtesy: <em>Agg News</em>.

Optimism ‘strong’ in new construction report

A recent economic report about the state of the European construction equipment market has concluded that it is at its highest level in five years, albeit below ‘pre-crisis’ levels. Read more »
The Tonka HiLux concept has been inspired by the Tonka trucks that kids play with in their backyards.

Car manufacturer launches concept ‘Tonka truck’

A four-wheel-drive vehicle manufacturer has revived childhood memories with the launch of a concept vehicle that combines the Tonka brand with Toyota’s best-selling HiLux truck. Read more »
The ‘Passing Light’ sculpture features a series of horizontal fissures that enable visitors to view the garden through the wall.

Garden to showcase century of quarrying

The Institute of Quarrying (IQUK) has celebrated its centenary year by commissioning a Quarry Garden at a prestigious flower show in Derbyshire, UK. Read more »
John Deere has signed an agreement to acquire the Wirtgen Group, distributor of the Kleemann Mobicone crusher (pictured).

Deere acquires Wirtgen with multi-billion deal

US construction equipment giant John Deere has acquired the Wirtgen Group for $USD5.2 billion, with the takeover expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2018. Read more »
The IQA tour gathered delegates from all over Australia to visit numerous supplier factories, including CDE headquarters.

Centenary study tour provides new insights

Following a tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, IQA delegates have hailed the tour a “great success”. Read more »
A 3D model of a quarry site gathered from drone technology. Image courtesy: Drone Deploy

Quarry utilises innovative drone technology

An international producer of limestone products has utilised drones to create water management plans and inspect the operating condition of its large production equipment. Read more »
A Cat excavator makes a cameo in the latest Transofrmers movie. Image courtesy: Equipment World.

Excavator makes big screen appearance

A leading global earthmoving vehicle supplier has had one of its excavators appear on the silver screen. Read more »
A rare bird species is being protected at an active UK quarry. Image courtesy: BBC News.

Rare birds “under 24-hour guard” at UK quarry

A rare European bird species which has reportedly not been seen since 1970 has been spotted at a working quarry and is now under strict protection. Read more »
A fossilised dinosaur skeleton was recently discovered in a quarry factory in the UK. Image courtesy: Express Digest.

Routine factory visit digs up dinosaur bones

Fossils of an ‘extremely rare’ dinosaur skeleton believed to be up to 132 million years old have recently been unearthed at a building materials factory in the UK. Read more »
Approximately 30 million litres of water per day will be sourced from 22 quarries north of Chennai, India.

Multiple quarries to supply quality drinking water

For the first time, residents of Chennai, on India’s northeast coast, will consume rainwater collected from stone quarry sites. Read more »

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