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A Dust Control Program Driven By Science

In Dust Control, Fines Preservation® Program by Bob Vitale

Dodge these common myths that may be costing you up to 60% of the results you could be achieving with a proper dust control program.  Over the past 40 years, since the birth of the dust control industry, people have been looking for an effective dust control program. Government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of …

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The Key to Successfully Converting Paved to Unpaved Roads – Part 2

In Gravel Roads, Road & Surface Management, Roads, Unpaved Roads by Bob Vitale

In a previous article, we looked at the growing trend of converting paved to unpaved roads. Unpaving rural, low-volume asphalt roads has financial and other benefits that are driving local road agencies to take this seemingly odd – yet innovative – step.  What are the challenges to converting paved to unpaved roads? How does Midwest’s solution address all of these …

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The Safest Way to Road Dust Control

In Dust Control, Gravel Roads, Road & Surface Management, Roads, Uncategorized, Unpaved Roads by Bob Vitale

For community residents that live near unpaved roads, there’s an obvious, and understandable, concern about the health, safety and environmental impact of road dust control measures used on their roads.  There are a number of ways that chemical dust control products can move from the intended location: Over-spraying the sides of the road during application can leak the product into …

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The Key to Successfully Converting Paved to Unpaved Roads

In Gravel Roads, Road & Surface Management, Roads, Unpaved Roads by Bob Vitale

In a recent two-part series on how to think about the costs associated with unpaved roads, we introduced the idea that utilizing effective dust control and stabilization can allow you to create a road that has the low overall carrying costs of a gravel road but also has the strength and durability of a paved road. Today we’ll be tackling a …

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Don’t Let Harsh Winter Conditions Derail Your Trains

In Ice Free Switch®, Ice Slicer®, Rail, Rail & Mass Transit, Rail Lubrication, Railroads, Zero Gravity Third Rail® by Bob Vitale

Even with today’s advances in technology, severe winter weather continues to exert huge pressure on derailment prevention. Winter months see operations costs explode as railways fight snow and ice buildup, cold temperatures, significant delays, breakdown of equipment and increased manhours.  But by far the worst, and most expensive, cost of winter weather are accidents, with the accompanying losses in injuries, …