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Midwest Surpasses Federal Safety Standards

In Industrial Facilities, Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc., Safety by Steve Vitale

The development of better safety protocols, including attention to dust control standards, has become a primary concern for many companies in the industrial world. Consideration for industrial dust control has played a crucial role in determining the safety of many industries, particularly mining, and has been a source of concern for federal agencies such as OSHA and MSHA over the …

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Landing on a Gravel Runway: In Action

In Uncategorized by Steve Vitale

If you’re interested in aviation, you can find loads of footage watching the wondrous mechanics of all sorts of aircraft take off and land on a multitude of runways. Though many show planes departing or landing on asphalt or concrete runways, some unique footage will show airplanes landing on a gravel runway. The fact that gravel is involved makes it …

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SECUR® Your Takeoffs and Landings

In Air Travel, EK35®, Gravel Runway, Semi-Permanent Technology, Transportation by Steve Vitale

Safe gravel runways are the optimal choice for small airports and more remote locations considering they are less expensive than using paved asphalt roads. But even with overall lower costs, maintaining a gravel runway in remote regions that are subject to coarse weather still requires regular upkeep. The repair timeline for any average gravel runway usually involves partial rebuilds every …

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New Samitron Metrics Prove Effectiveness of Midwest’s Soil-Sement for Unpaved Road Maintenance

In Gravel Roads, Road & Surface Management, Roads, Soil-Sement®, Unpaved Roads by Steve Vitale

Another study, another success. Midwest’s Soil-Sement passed with flying colors after extensive testing was completed in Scottsdale, Arizona on five miles of unpaved roads, at five different sites. The test showed that unpaved roads, in fact, can work just as well as paved roads without the high installation cost to communities. And better yet, unpaved road maintenance can cost a …

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Silica Control – Addressing an Old Topic in a New Way

In Mine & Quarry, Underground Mine Dust Control by Steve Vitale

One of the trending topics right now in the realm of mine dust control is the threat of respirable crystalline silica. The topic of silica control has surfaced over the years, only to quickly dissipate after a flurry of heated discussion. The concern over respirable crystalline silica now has reached such heights as to prompt the U.S. Department of Labor’s …