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Paul Smith is a product development manager at KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. He can be reached at

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How to choose the right feeder Posted on 18 Jun 2017 in the Current Issue & Featured Story categories.

Producers have a range of equipment to consider when it comes to feeders. Read more»

Make ConExpo-Con/Agg work for you Posted on 14 Feb 2017 in the Current Issue & Editors' Blog & Events categories.

How to maximize your time between the exhibits, educational sessions, networking opportunities and other events at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017. Read more»

Preparing for changes in your business strategy Posted on 29 Jan 2017 in the Current Issue & Featured Story categories.

Develop a plan to succeed, but make sure your plan also takes into consideration what could go wrong. Read more»

3 variables to consider when choosing a screen Posted on 30 Nov 2016 in the Current Issue categories.

Columnist Paul Smith explains the three variables producers must consider when choosing a screen. Read more»

The future of portable plants Posted on 31 Jul 2016 in the Current Issue & Featured Story categories.

Columnist Paul Smith offers his vision for the future of portable plants. Read more»

System processing options Posted on 24 May 2016 in the Current Issue & Featured Story categories.

There are multiple routes to climb Mt. Everest. But given the conditions on the mountain, there is one route that provides far better success to climbers hoping to reach the... Read more»

Portable machine size matters Posted on 19 Jan 2016 in the 1215 & Current Issue & Featured Story categories.

Sports fans know the best athletes are not always the biggest. While I would not expect a 150-lb. forward from the Argentinian national soccer team to be capable of blocking... Read more»

Keeping up with infrastructure requires special mindset Posted on 08 Dec 2015 in the Editors' Blog & Featured Story & Government & Highway Funding categories.

Passage of a long-term highway bill was long overdue. Investing in our infrastructure is like investing in our health. We should never stop. In fact, I don’t think it is... Read more»