Victaulic sponsors intercollegiate Mining Competition

Victaulic sponsored the 39th Annual International Intercollegiate Mining Games (IIMG), hosted by the University of Kentucky. The event, fondly referred to by participants as the “Mucking Competition”, brings together students from around the world to test their skill and speed in old-school mining methods—from jackleg drilling to gold panning.  


GSE Environmental introduces the next Generation of Capping Systems

GSE Environmental, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic products and solutions, announces the launch of GSE LiteEarth, a patented synthetic grass capping system developed for long-term closure of solid and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash impoundments, mining containment sites, and more. The LiteEarth system provides an economical alternative to traditional capping systems that require 3 to 5 feet of soil, infill, and grass. Eliminating these materials not only reduces the cost of design, construction, and natural resources, but it saves thousands of dollars per acre every year in maintenance costs.


Kobelco integriert neueste Maschinensteuerung von Trimble für seine Bagger

Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) und Kobelco gaben bekannt, dass Kobelco die neue 3D-Maschinensteuerungsplattform Trimble® Earthworks for Excavators von Trimble in seine Kobelco SK210LC-9-Bagger integrieren wird. Trimble Earthworks ist industrieweit die erste integrierte 3D-Automatik-Baggersteuerung zum Nachrüsten, die mit einer intuitiven, leicht erlernbaren Software auf Android-Betriebssystem kombiniert ist, um Maschinenführern auf jedem Erfahrungs- oder Ausbildungsniveau ein schnelleres und produktiveres Arbeiten zu ermöglichen. Die Neuigkeit wurde auf der ConExpo 2017 angekündigt, einer der weltweit größten internationalen Messeveranstaltungen für die Baubranche.


Glenwood Pit serves as proving Ground for new Superior Products


Situated right outside of Glenwood, MN, 36 miles away from Hancock Concrete’s headquarters, the Glenwood Pit is the source of rock product for the company’s concrete production. Hancock Concrete, which turns 100 years old this year, designs and fabricates precast concrete box culverts, round and arch pipe, manhole structures, and bridges. In 2011, the company was acquired by nearby Superior Industries, located in Morris, MN. Superior, a manufacturing company founded in 1972 by Neil Schmidgall, engineers and builds bulk material processing and handling equipment and machinery components.


Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel below the Hudson River in the USA


Robbins has completed the manufacture and testing of a unique tunnel boring machine that will be used to repair the longest continuous tunnel in the world. The TBM will be used to overhaul a section of New York City’s Delaware Aqueduct, a 137 km (85 mi) long tunnel that delivers about 50 percent of the City’s drinking water each day. Over the span of two days in February, representatives from the owner New York Department of Environmental Protection (NYDEP), consultant McMillen Jacobs (MJ), and JV contractor Kiewit-Shea Constructors (KSC) traveled to the Robbins facility in Solon, Ohio to witness the Factory Acceptance Testing of the custom tunnel boring machine.


MTU moves into Excavator Market with Engines for JCB


For the first time, MTU will be supplying engines for use in excavators, having won an order from British construction equipment manufacturer JCB. MTU’s Series 1000 engines are compliant with EU-Stage IV and EPA Tier 4f emissions legislation and are to be used to power new excavators in JCB’s JS 300, JS 330 and JS 370 series. The construction machinery manufacturer is choosing MTU for its excavators for the first time. MTU has been supplying Series 4000 engines for huge mining excavators of different manufacturers for decades.


Parsons welcomes Vice President and Capture Manager Leader

Parsons announced that Larry Barfield has joined the corporation as Vice President and Capture Manager Leader for its Federal business unit. Federal, a primary business unit of Parsons Corporation, delivers, protects, and sustains critical federal assets across the defense, security, intelligence, environmental, and infrastructure markets worldwide.


Hochtief AG stellt klar: Keine Pläne für Mauerbau

Es gab in den Medien Spekulationen, Hochtief könne sich um den Bau einer Mauer zwischen den USA und Mexiko bewerben.

Hierzu stellt die Hochtief AG folgendes fest: Hochtief hat sich auf der Bilanzpressekonferenz am 28. Februar 2017 nicht über den Bau einer Mauer zwischen den USA und Mexiko geäußert.


GSE Environmental launches GSE RoaDrain to extend Pavement Service Life

GSE Environmental, the leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic products and solutions, announces the launch of GSE RoaDrain, a synthetic, subsurface drainage product that offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional drainage materials. GSE RoaDrain is a high-strength HDPE geocomposite, consisting of a triplanar geonet core, heat bonded on both sides with geotextile filters that prevent clogging and provide unobstructed linear flow channels, even under extreme loads.


Kalksteinbergwerk in den USA profitiert von Leroy-Somers Antriebstechnik

Ein großer Metall- und Nichtmetall-Bergbauspezialist in den USA verwendet für ein neues Fördersystem den neuesten Powerdrive-FX-Umrichter mit dynamischer Bremsfunktion von Leroy-Somer. Der rückspeisefähige Umrichter dient als Antriebslösung für ein Bergabwärts-Fördersystem in einem Kalksteinbergwerk verwendet. Leroy-Somer wurde aufgrund einer Empfehlung als bevorzugter Lieferant ausgewählt, als der bestehende Antrieb des Fördersystems zur Modernisierung anstand.

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