Quarrying News

Loading Zone Redesign Controls Dust and Fines On Limestone Conveyor Transfer Point

Loading Zone Redesign Controls Dust and Fines On Limestone Conveyor Transfer Point

By Dave Harasym – UK Sales Manager, Martin Engineering Respiratory issues associated with limestone extraction and processing are among the oldest recognized workplace safety hazards....

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Pilot Crushtec International hosts vibrant Open Day

Pilot Crushtec International hosts vibrant Open Day

Pilot Crushtec International has always been open about its policies and operations, not to mention meticulous in the organisation of its events and Thursday 19 October 2017 was no exception....

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Hanson appoints new packed products general manager

Hanson appoints new packed products general manager

Hanson has appointed Paul Lacey as general manager of its packed products business. Paul, who was previously head of sustainability and marketing for Hanson, has also worked for Ronseal and...

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Restoration of 50 former quarry sites creates 1,000ha of land for nature

Restoration of 50 former quarry sites creates 1,000ha of land for nature

Working in partnership CEMEX and the RSPB have transformed 1,000 hectares of former quarry site into grassland, woodland, heathland and more to provide much needed habitat for some of the UK’s...

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Demand for mineral products in 2017Q3 shows mixed trends in construction activity

Demand for mineral products in 2017Q3 shows mixed trends in construction activity

Demand for construction mineral products was lower in 2017Q3 compared to both the previous quarter and 2016Q3 across all materials, except for mortar. Demand for mortar increased by 1.6% in 2017Q3...

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Three Next Generation Cat® Excavators Deliver More Choices for Increased Efficiency and Lower Operating Costs in 20-Ton Size Class

Three Next Generation Cat® Excavators Deliver More Choices for Increased Efficiency and Lower Operating Costs in 20-Ton Size Class

Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar—the 320 GC, 320 and 323—increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort...

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Output figures published for Northern Ireland construction markets

Output figures published for Northern Ireland construction markets

New research just published suggests that key heavy building materials markets in Northern Ireland are at their strongest levels since the turn of the decade. Markets for asphalt, aggregates...

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New AgLime Quality Standard (AQS) launched to certify lime quality

New AgLime Quality Standard (AQS) launched to certify lime quality

The Agricultural Lime Association (ALA) has created the AgLime Quality Standard (AQS) so that farmers have confidence in the quality of the lime they are buying. This new independent and voluntary...

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North Lincs Aggregates Ltd invest in more efficiency supplied by DUO.

North Lincs Aggregates Ltd invest in more efficiency supplied by DUO.

Located at Sandtoft, Doncaster, North Lincs Aggregates Ltd (NLAL) is a family run independent business that owns and operates three quarries in the area. The Finningley operation has been established...

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Pilot Crushtec International receives global Metso award

Pilot Crushtec International receives global Metso award

Pilot Crushtec International – the southern Africa distributor for Metso aggregate and mobile products – has been recognised by its principal for delivering exceptional levels of...

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Anniversary: Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH celebrates its 75,000th excavator

Anniversary: Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH celebrates its 75,000th excavator

75,000th excavator from Liebherr is an A 918 Compact Litronic wheeled excavator Special graffiti design by artist MadC Anniversary excavator joins the fleet of Liebherr Rental Services Liebherr...

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Haver & Boecker Adds Zip Guard for Wear Protection

Haver & Boecker Adds Zip Guard for Wear Protection

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, introduces Zip Guard. The 1/2-inch-thick polyurethane liner is installed on...

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Hills delivers cycle safe message to vulnerable road users

Hills delivers cycle safe message to vulnerable road users

Wiltshire-based Hills Quarry Products held a bespoke educational event this month for 130 local school children in support of the Mineral Products’ Association’s national Cycle Safe...

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Morris Site Machinery hails the Halo lamp head as revolutionary

Morris Site Machinery hails the Halo lamp head as revolutionary

A powerful, anti-glare next generation lamp head from the innovative design team at Morris Site Machinery has been hailed as a game changer for the industry. The robust and versatile Halo is...

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MPA identifies its key priorities for the Autumn Budget to boost the economy and industry

MPA identifies its key priorities for the Autumn Budget to boost the economy and industry

MPA has submitted its key priorities to Government for the Autumn Budget. MPA stresses that the new Government’s economic and industrial strategy needs to fuel sustainable growth and it...

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