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There is an adage regarding process improvement – find the chokepoint, eliminate it, and then find the next one. That is exactly the recipe our aggregates team has been following at the Heartland Materials Quarry, a limestone quarry purchased in October 2017. The Quarry is in Jackson, Missour... Continue reading this article
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The third in a series of articles by Neal Kinsey with KinseyAg aimed at helping growers improve both crop and livestock nutrition by improving the productivity of the soil. Loss of nutrients to water During each growing season, in certain agricultural cropping areas, rainfall can be heavy to ... Continue reading this article
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The second 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. In a survey conducted some years ago, farmers were asked whether they believed that soil testing was something that should be... Continue reading this article
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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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