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AF Gelhar Finds Frac Sand Mining Success With Help From McLanahan Corporation

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Since 1919, A.F. Gelhar Co, Inc. in Markesan, Wis., has flourished by providing silica sand to foundries throughout Wisconsin. In 2009, the company realized it was in a prime position to take advantage of the growing demand for silica sand to use in hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – and began looking for a system to help them meet the demands of the frac sand industry. Read More

APAC Quarry Benefits From McLanahan Contining Universal’s Legacy of Quality and Service

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Dozens of contractors, businesses, municipalities, and state and federal agencies count on the crushed limestone aggregate produced at the APAC-Kansas City quarry. The facility produces more than 400,000 tons of crushed limestone each year for concrete and asphalt aggregate used for projects throughout the Kansas City area. Read More

Armstrong Coal Revives Mines with McLanahan Rotary Breakers

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In 2006, Armstrong Energy was formed and through its 100 percent wholly owned subsidiary, Armstrong Coal, has grown into a leading producer of steam coal in the Illinois Basin region near the Western Kentucky town of Centertown. Read More

Black Panther Leaps Toward Coal Mining Success with McLanahan and Belt Tech Collaboration

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Black Panther Mining, a subsidiary of Vectren Fuels, produces more than 4.5 million tons of clean coal per year from its two underground mines in Southern Indiana. Black Panther’s Oaktown No. 1 mine began production in 2009, while Oaktown No. 2 was established in spring 2013. Read More

Car-Min-Vu Dairy Stays on Cutting Edge of Manure Management With Sand-Manure Separating System

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Chad Minnis of Car-Min-Vu Dairy in Webberville, Mich. had a vision of slow, steady growth for his family’s long-time dairy operation. Following his 1995 graduation from Michigan State University, Minnis returned to the 60-cow dairy to initiate that growth. Today, Car-Min-Vu is more than 10 times the original size, farming on roughly 2,000 acres, with more than 950 total cows, and over 850 of those cows in prime milking condition.   Read More

Dexter Sand & Gravel Is Seeing “Lites-Out™” Sand Production Thanks to McLanahan and Continental Equipment

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In 2011, the Dexter Sand and Gravel operation was a 100-acre cornfield in Southeastern Missouri. Today, the site is a flourishing operation, producing concrete and masonry sand. Read More

Dutch-Made Expands, Grows Business With Sand-Manure Separation System

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In 2008, Dutch Made Holsteins dairy owner Martin Vanderstappen expanded his operation, adding a new barn and parlor. He now oversees more than 450 cows, each producing about 95 pounds of milk per day on the Lake Geneva, Wis. property. Read More

Edmonton Moves Toward 90% Diversion With Help of Rotary Trommels

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The City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada began its recycling efforts in 1986 with their first curbside recycling pilot program. Over the years, the program has increased so that today the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) covers 550 acres. Read More

Irish Salt Mining & Exploration Crushes Salt Production Goals With McLanahan Roll Crushers

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On snowy winter days throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and even the United States, roads are being kept clear thanks to salt processed at the Irish Salt Mining & Exploration facility in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.   Read More

Kilgore Companies Improve Fines Recovery With McLanahan Equipment

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In late 2010, Kilgore Companies, a subsidiary of Summit Materials, was formed through the merger of Harper Contracting, Altaview Concrete, Kilgore Paving, EnerCrest Products and Triple C Concrete. Read More

New Acland Coal Mine Improves Wear Life, Eliminates Bottlenecks With DDC-Sizers

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New Acland Coal Mine, a part of the New Hope Group, began production in October 2002. Since that time, they have expanded their operation and production to the current point of 4.8 million tons per year. Read More

Potash Corp. Allan Finds Success With Unique Crushing Solution From McLanahan

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In 1968, Potash Corp. began producing potash at its Allan site, which is located 30 miles east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada. The operation consists of both an underground operation and a surface processing plant. The underground operation mines potash ore from layers that are deep beneath the surface – about 3,100 ft. underground. From there, ore is hoisted to the surface and processed to make potash fertilizer.   Read More

Prairieland Doubles In Size With Sand-Manure Separator

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Prairieland Dairy, located in Belleville, Wis., had been using sand bedding successfully for over a decade when in 2011, they decided to expand their dairy operation from 750 to 1500 cows.   Read More

Ready Made Concrete Reuses Water From Concrete Washout System

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Ready Made Concrete, Inc. is a family-owned business that was established in 1993 as a small load concrete supplier in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since that time, Ready Made has focused on supplying residential customers with all types of decorative concrete products, with a special focus on colored concrete.   Read More

Simplot and McLanahan Partner Up to Crush Consistency Problems at Utah Phosphate Mine

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Since the mid-1960s, this mine in Vernal, Utah has been producing phosphate for agriculture fertilizer. In 2003, the J.R. Simplot Company became sole owner of the property and formed Simplot Phosphates, LLC. The three key ingredients used in the production of this fertilizer are ammonia, sulfur and phosphate ore. Read More

Stevens Creek Quarry Eliminates Settling Pond Problems Once And For All With McLanahan Filter Press

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For decades, workers at Stevens Creek Quarry dreaded the monthly need to drain and clean out the quarry’s settling pond for its excess slurry tailings. Every 30 to 45 days, the entire operation had to shut down for up to eight days while the pond was cleaned, costing up to $80,000 each cleaning. Read More

SwissLane Dairy Teams With McLanahan Corporation to Foster Strong Community Relations, Environmental Sustainability

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When Fredrick Oesch founded SwissLane Dairy in Alto, Mich., on 91 acres in 1915, his family farm was “out in the country,” and the concept of being a good community neighbor was one that was often taken for granted. Read More

Taylor Frac Achieves Success in Frac Sand Processing With McLanahan

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In Wisconsin, press reports have called frac sand the “new gold rush,” because of its critical importance in the process using hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – to extract oil and natural gas. The state’s abundant deposits of coarse-grained quartz sand have been mined for more than 100 years, but today, oil and gas industries prize this sand that is found in the state’s countryside. Read More