Editors’ Blog

The New Yorker claimed the world is running out of sand in its May 29 edition. Photo courtesy of Superior Industries.

Sensationalizing the global state of sand

June 12, 2017By

The headline of an exposé in The New Yorker claims the world is running out of sand.

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‘Infrastructure week’ an opportunity for progress

June 5, 2017By

The White House kicks off a series of week-long events focused on revitalizing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Could this week’s focus be a true step toward the achievement of an effective, long-term highway bill?

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Deere execs weigh in on adding the Wirtgen Group

June 1, 2017By

The president and senior vice president of sales and marketing at John Deere discuss the acquisition of the Wirtgen Group and what it means for the two companies.

Stefan and Jürgen Wirtgen. Photo courtesy of the Wirtgen Group.

Wirtgen brothers discuss the Deere deal

June 1, 2017By

Jürgen and Stefan Wirtgen, the managing partners of the Wirtgen Group, provide insights into their decision to sell the privately held company to John Deere.

Nine high school students from across Pennsylvania participated in SkillsUSA’s Pennsylvania State Heavy Equipment Competition. Photo courtesy of Volvo Construction Equipment.

Heavy equipment competition targets next generation

May 24, 2017By

Volvo Construction Equipment, Highway Equipment and Supply, and Allan Myers sponsored a heavy equipment competition for high school students.

The Cat Smartband monitors users’ alertness throughout the workday. Photo courtesy of Cat

Safety technologies help manage operator fatigue

April 13, 2017By

Incidents related to fatigue are not uncommon in the aggregate industry, but some safety technologies exist to help reduce these types of incidents.

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Solar panels a future option to protect US roads, bridges

March 28, 2017By

Solar roads could be an option to protect roads, bridges and other surfaces in the future, but coming technologies could limit the nation’s need for aggregate materials.

In the near future, jobsites will integrate more telematics, according to Honeyman. Photo by Megan Smalley

Doosan Bobcat VP discusses possible future for jobsites

March 13, 2017By

Joel Honeyman, VP of innovation at Doosan Bobcat, discussed the future of jobsites during a Tech Talks presentation at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.