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Industry doyen warns of post-COVID challenges

After more than 50 years of involvement with an OEM and supplier to the mining and aggregates industries in Australia, Dale Elphinstone is no stranger to the twists and turns of fickle economic conditions – but he remains ever the optimist.
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Boral announces board changes after Seven Group acquires majority ownership

  Boral Limited has announced changes to its Board of Directors after Seven Group Holdings closed its Offer to buy …
drill rig chain
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Maintaining drill rig chains professionally

Drill rig chains work in some of the most challenging environments. High loads, abrasive conditions and exposure to dirt and dust mean these chains have a shorter service life than most other roller chains.
Young Members
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IQA Young Members enjoy rare visit to construction materials sites

Members of the IQA's South Australian Young Members Network have recently had a rare opportunity to view two key businesses at work: Penrice Quarry and the Adelaide Brighton Cement manufacturing plant.
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Surfactants testing offers encouraging outcomes

An Australian business with experience across the extractive industries has devised a dust reduction solution using the best equipment and testing techniques in modern science.
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Wash recycling – at the most optimum

A sand washing plant, predominantly designed by an OEM for sand processing applications, has been successfully installed in a recycled aggregates operation.
Education, Features, Industry News, Management, OH&S News, Regulation, Regulation News, Safety

Learning from disasters: Recognising the signs

A course being run by the IQA on behalf of the NSW Resources Regulator is educating quarry professionals to recognise the underlying causes of past safety incidents in their own operations.
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Caernarfon Award recognises presentation on Antarctic-based quarrying

A paper on the challenges of quarrying in one of the world’s harshest and inhospitable environments has received the 2020 Caernarfon Award.
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Seven Group closes in on majority ownership of Boral

The Boral Board has again urged shareholders to reject Seven Group’s latest update to its Offer to buy more shares in the company after it secured a 52.65 per cent stake.
Case Studies, Conveying, Features, Management, Materials Handling, News, Plant & Equipment, Processing, Sand Processing

Customised wash plant raises fortune of sand business

Kingscliff Sands, in northern New South Wales, has endured a lot for a start-up business – a global pandemic, an uncertain economy and adverse weather. Its choice of wet processing plant has been a boost in such trying times.
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Earthmoving gear meets the cut – block by block

A near century-old leader in the field explains how its extractive techniques differ to regular quarries and draw on fit for purpose earthmoving equipment to manufacture its products.

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