Aggregates Manager

February 2014

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PLANT PROFILE of a slope with a dozer or picking up dry material and throwing it in a hopper," Northway says. "All of the material comes up wet on the conveyors. Plus, it rains nine to 10 months out of the year, so we have to work with wet material all the time. It's like trying to convey water at times." depth, which isn't as deep as the operation's permitted depth of 150 feet. But for now, all of the prep work and digging is done with the dragline. AM Equipment List Staying busy "We've actually been very fortunate during the economic downturn, particularly over the last three years, to have a fair amount of work out of this facility," Northway says. "We're supplying the lion's share of the concrete aggregate for a large project in Hillsboro." There has also been quite a bit of work going on at the Portland airport. The Santosh plant specializes in that type of work and has been supplying rock to the airport for both asphalt and concrete paving. Northway says they will eventually go back to using a dredge at the plant, but it will be a cutter-head dredge rather than the clamshell dredge that was originally used at the plant. The dragline can only reach a certain Cat 992D wheel loader Telsmith 57 cone crushers (2) Cat 988F wheel loaders (2) Universal 3042 jaw crusher Cat 988G wheel loader ISC 82 vertical shaft impact crusher John Deere 450 excavator JCI 8x20 horizontal screens (4) Cat D400 haul trucks (2) JCI 7x20 horizontal screen John Deere 300D haul truck Telsmith 7x20 incline screen Cat 980H wheel loader Cedarapids 6x20 incline screen Cat 1T 24F wheel loader Simplicity 8x20 incline screen Marion 7450 dragline Simplicity 6x16 incline screen Cat D9T dozer JCI 6x16 incline screen Cat D8N dozer 48-inch overland conveyor (8,200 feet) John Deere 770B motor grader 150-foot radial stackers (3) LAND/RESERVES PURCHASE Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership, is interested in purchasing land, surface and mineral rights, minerals processing infrastructure, and distribution terminals. NRP has continued to grow and diversify its business through investment in mineral rights, reserves, and non-operating equity investment in the industrial minerals and oil and gas sectors. NRP focuses its investments on long life assets such as actively mined reserves. Investments have primarily involved the sale/leaseback of reserves for future royalty payments, but have also included limited equity investments. All cash purchases, NRP has the ability to close and fund quickly. Funds may be used for recapitalization, partner buy-out, operating capital, equipment purchases, plant expansion, etc. Toll Free (Phone/Fax) 866-973-8886 NSSGA Member AGGREGATES MANAGER February 2014 35

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