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How Midwest Can Help Mass Transit Prepare for Winter

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Loco Steve/flickr

What are the risks of rail transportation in freezing conditions, and how can Midwest help prepare for them? Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Energy Does the World Need?

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For some time now I’ve been greatly concerned with the global population’s rapidly growing energy needs and our present failures to meet them. Then I stumbled across this fascinating new video on Extract, the World Coal Association’s official blog, and my concerns only deepened. Read the rest of this entry »

How Will Nevada’s New Mining Tax Laws Affect Business?

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The passage of Question 2 on the Nevada state ballot will remove 150-year-old constitutional provisions for the kind of mining that allows for high salaries, increased revenue, and the industry’s overall success. Read the rest of this entry »

Midwest Boosts Mine Efficiency and Reduces Maintenance Costs

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A major North American Molybdenum mining company recently reexamined its dust reduction plan and understandably found the $642,000 annual cost unacceptable. After considering several options, the company approached Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. for a full-site audit to identify critical areas of improvement. We assured the company that our Fines Preservation Program® would address all of their concerns.

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Midwest Sets the Standard on Synthetic Fluids

How are synthetic fluids defined? What are the benefits? And how do Midwest’s products differ from others claiming to be synthetic? We have the answers.

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Sam Burnett/flickr

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What We Can Learn from the California Droughts

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Kevin Cortopassi/Flickr

The drought in California has brought despair, poverty, and terror to its residents, as well as to those affected by crop shortages and price hikes. Is there anything we can learn from this crisis?
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The Growth of the Global Middle Class

Powered by the domestic coal industry’s explosive growth throughout the 20th century, the United States’ ascent to superpower status within the global economy raised its citizens’ quality of life to a higher standard. Based on this model, we can safely assert that a renewed focus on raising energy production will similarly lift the world’s impoverished peoples out of a collective state of destitution.

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Midwest Helps Company Cut Costs While Catering to the Community

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Recently, one of the largest oil and gas producers in the Utica Shale significantly grew their fracking operation near a small residential area in Ohio, resulting in local concerns about dramatically increased truck traffic--and in turn, clogged township and county roads, troublesome dust and noise, and necessitated road maintenance.

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Why Gravel Roads Might be Your Best Option

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Repat/Wikimedia

At one time, replacing an asphalt road with gravel would seem to be a step backwards, but, with modern dust-reduction technology, a gravel road is the best economic option when budgets are tight. Read the rest of this entry »

How Can Oil & Gas Companies Maximize Use and Minimize the Cost of Roads?

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Given the limited availability of funds for road maintenance, one of the biggest challenges for oil and gas operators is getting the most from the budget while keeping costs down. Read the rest of this entry »