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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
Pumps, strainers for dewatering, oils disbursement

Australian Pump Industries (commonly known as Aussie Pumps), a supplier and manufacturer of pumps and high pressure cleaning equipment, has announced its distribution of two products that have applications in dewatering and oil disbursement. 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 »

President's Desk
Promoting the journey from "silent" to active achievers

Clayton Hill shares that the Quarrying industry offers a large variety of roles across operational, technical and management spheres. Read more »
As good as new - a rebuilt magnetic separator in the Eriez workshop.

Conveying
Rebuilding plant - or buying new equipment?

Is your magnetic separation or vibratory equipment ready for an upgrade or replacement? Follow these guidelines from Eric Taylor to determine whether it is better to rebuild or to buy new for your aggregates operation. 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 »
Carving stone – eg marble, granite, tuff – has been commonly used by artisans on grand monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial.

Geology
D is for dimension stone

As he ponders the massive back catalogue of material he has written for Quarry over nearly two decades, Bill Langer this month ‘rights’ a creative ‘wrong’ … 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 »

Mobile Plant
A simple-powered, magnetic solution

Granite Rock Quarry is in the East Gippsland town of Bairnsdale, Victoria. It provides construction services, aggregate, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and building materials from various highway projects through to home improvement projects. Read more »
The P-type belt cleaner on a conveyor system.

Conveying
A century of maximising belt conveyor productivity

Over 110 years, a privately owned global supplier has devised innovations and best practices for a range of industries that can increase efficiencies in modern belt conveyor systems. Mark Colbourn reflects on some of the innovations for maximising belt conveyor productivity. Read more »

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