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The first in a series of articles by Neal Kinsey with KinseyAg aimed at helping growers improve both crop and livestock nutrition by improving productivity in the soil. What kind of soil fertility should the average farmer or grower expect to have? Most farmers have land that has been in prod... Continue reading this article
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Aggregate Operator, Heartland Materials Quarry Being a “safety guy” is nothing new to Paul Hudson. He was a First Responder for eight years with a previous employer in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, receiving extensive safety training and participating in monthly mock-emergency drills. Pau... Continue reading this article
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Aggregate Operator, Clinton Quarry “Don’t burn yourself on the ovens” was the extent of the safety training Seth Bigham received as a shift manager for a local pizza restaurant. Good advice, but that was it. No safety department. No further safety training. In 2005, he left the p... Continue reading this article
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We had the privilege of hosting this month's Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce "First Friday Coffee." (http://poplarbluffchamber.org/) Approximately 60 people attended the event held this morning beginning at 8:30 am. They were given a brief introduction to the Delta Companies Inc. an... Continue reading this article
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There are four major factors that affect the successful neutralization of soil acidity by agricultural limestone.    They are:  1) lime rate;  2) lime purity…compared to pure calcium carbonate …expressed as calcium carbonate equivalent (CCE);  3) lime part... Continue reading this article
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Demonstrating a strong commitment to employee safety and health, the environment, communities where they mine, and the industry, the Southern Illinois Stone Company (one of the Delta Companies Inc.) received numerous awards and recognition at the 2019 Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers&rsqu... Continue reading this article
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Case Study: Delta Companies Applies Kespry for Accurate, Efficient, and Safe Inventory Management and Mine Planning Delta Companies Inc., one of the Colas USA subsidiaries, is a site development and highway contractor, specializing in asphalt paving and road construction materials. Based in Cape Gi... Continue reading this article
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We had witnessed an increase in the number of incidents with one vehicle running into another or running over something on the ground in the latter months of the summer. Borrowing from our Colas Goal Zero Process, we assembled a cross-functional Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Team to investig... Continue reading this article
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On Wednesday, October 31 (which happened to be Halloween), Colas Inc. representative Jon Hager (Plants and Equipment) wasn’t sure if he would get a trick or a treat during his final inspection at the Southern Illinois Stone (SIS) Quarry Shop. He most definitely received a treat! And, so did ... Continue reading this article
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Members of the National FFA Organization  (formerly Future Farmers of America) from the Jackson High School chapter visited the Delta Companies Inc. Cape Complex on Friday, November 16. The visit was one of several stops on this year’s Fall Business Tour. The Tour provided students an ... Continue reading this article
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