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7 Fun Facts About the Mining Industry

Around the world, countries of all shapes and sizes depend on the vast wealth of resources waiting just underneath the surface of the planet. For centuries, mankind has used mining techniques as the basis for ushering entire civilizations into grand new...
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GK is Ahead of the EPA Silica PEL Reduction Regulations

With the EPA reducing permissible exposure limits (PEL) of silica in half by 2018, there is a direct and urgent need to get foundry workplaces compliant within the implemented time frame and to do so with budgeting constraints in mind. Additionally, floor...
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GK’s VIBRA-DRUM® – Casting Quality in South Africa

Late last year GK helped the Auto Industrial Group in South Africa upgrade and install new equipment and systems for its two cast iron foundry operations in Isando and Wadeville, Gauteng. This install/upgrade included the addition of the General...
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Why are diamonds valuable?

In late 2015, the world paused in awe over the discovery of a 1,111-carat diamond that was unearthed in Botswana’s Karowe mine. It was the largest discovery of such a diamond in more than a century. The potential value for such a find? Potentially...
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Bulk Processing Equipment: Sand and Gravel

Most everyone has seen a sandbox in a park or walked along a gravel path from one location to another. But have you ever wondered where that sand and gravel came from? It turns out these granular materials—an offshoot of weathered rocks—are used for...
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Is Coal Fueling Your Electricity?

Clouds of pillow-like smoke floating above the chimney of a locomotive: that’s the image most people think of when they hear the word coal. While the story along the train tracks is truly iconic, this fossil fuel is one of the most multifaceted energy...
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Foundry Metal Casting Outlook for 2017

Metal casting is the process in which liquid metal is poured into a mold containing a hollow cavity of the desired shape and then allowed to cool and solidify. The origins of this process date back about 5,600 years to ancient Mesopotamia - and except for a...
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Should You be Recycling Batteries?

In today’s world, we are constantly tapped into technology. Living during this time of rapid digital advancement means there are many tools that help make our lives easier, our workdays more efficient, and information easily accessible. There are, of...

GK Customer Success Story – Illinois C&D Recycling

TAZ Recycling began in 1998 as a father-son operation with two roll-off trucks and a dedication to tough, hard work. The Tazelaar family grew the business just southwest of Chicago to a multi-truck operation. In 2010 they decided to expand and open their...