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Get Back on Track with Safety: How Rail Switch Maintenance Renews Your Customers’ Trust

In Rail, Rail & Mass Transit, Rail Lubrication, Railroads by Steve Vitale

Many businesses understand the significant cost benefits that come with choosing railroad shipping. In 2020, RSI Logistics compared the cost difference for shipping products from Cleveland, OH to Houston, TX between the trucking and rail systems. Taking in a railroad cart’s ability to carry four times more than a single truck load, RSI determined the railcar cost equivalent as just $1,669 …

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Federal Funding Available – Unpaved Roads That Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

In County Roads, Gravel Roads, Unpaved Roads by Steve Vitale

Environmentalism has always been a part of the conversation at Midwest. Bob Vitale founded Midwest over 50 years ago on the very definition of sustainability and its three folds. His vision continues to drive our innovation, as our arsenal of dust control and soil stabilization products aim to 1) improve the conditions of employees, 2) guard the environment against pollutants, and …

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A Solution to America’s Crumbling Infrastructure — Agriculture

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

Research from the 2020 TRIP report discusses America’s crumbling infrastructure in agriculture and the lack of funding available to repair the network. The rural economy is heavily dependent on what the TRIP report refers to as “goods production.” This includes farming and ranching. The report also covers forestry and fishing, mining and energy extraction, and manufacturing. Agriculture accounts for 11% of earnings …

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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 …