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The new Volvo CE test and development centre will focus on testing excavators.

New excavator centre good news for quarrying

An international OEM has opened a new test and development centre that will enhance the quality of the excavators it distributes in Australia. 

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Brown’s Lime Quarry in New Zealand has a “distinct market advantage” over other lime quarries in the area. Photo courtesy of

“Green” quarry up for sale

A quarry that boasts an environmentally friendly product and opportunities for further expansion is being offered for sale. Read more »
Orica experienced a net profit fall in the first half of 2014 compared with the previous year but remains positive for the second half of 2014.

Profits fall for global explosives supplier

Global explosives supplier Orica has attributed a fall in its first half 2014 profit to lower mining services volumes. Read more »
The size and shape of fossils recovered from a Nova Scotia quarry are believed to be consistent with the bones of a mastodon (pictured).

Gypsum quarry “perfect time capsule” for fossils

A number of prehistoric bones believed to belong to a now extinct mammal have been discovered at a gypsum quarry. Read more »
Up to 40 workers at Penrice Soda’s Angaston quarry face an uncertain future.

New buyer sought for lime producer

Administrators are confident that the embattled Penrice Soda Holdings, which placed itself into voluntary administration last month, can attract a new buyer. Read more »
Water may be the key to explaining how the ancient Egyptians constructed the pyramids.

Water solves Egyptian puzzle

It’s been a mystery for centuries but the answer to how the Egyptians may have moved massive stone blocks to build pyramids could be as simple as water. Read more »
The rebranded Navistar Auspac will continue to sell Caterpillar on-highway trucks.

Road truck distributor undergoes name change

NC2 Global Australia, the manufacturer of Caterpillar’s on-highway trucks in the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific markets, has announced that it is rebranding its business. Read more »
Komatsu Australia's Sean Taylor and Dean Gaedtke and Mackay Mayor Deirdre Comerford plant a komatsu – or small pine tree in Japanese – at the company’s new Mackay customer centre.

Komatsu expands with new customer facility

As part of a nationwide expansion program designed to increase capacity and capability in Australia, Komatsu has opened a new customer support facility.  Read more »
Scot Smith, the newly appointed global president of Sandvik Mining.

Global mining group appoints new president

Sandvik Mining has strengthened its team with the appointment of Scot Smith as its new global president. Read more »
The Holcim-Lafarge merger could result in the divestment of about $1.1 billion in assets.

Construction material assets up for grabs

Following the announcement last month that Holcim and Lafarge would likely merge, a number of companies have started eyeing the companies’ assets. Read more »


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