Aggregates Manager

November 2014

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15 AGGREGATES MANAGER November 2014 adding that more than $100,000 in land- scaping materials, plants, and labor, as well as equipment use, were invested in the project. "We took out all the debris and planted plants, shrubbery, and trees to dress up the road frontage." Making little rock The deposit at Whites Creek is limestone. Blasting takes place once every two weeks, at which time about 30,000 to 35,000 tons of rock is put on the ground for mucking and processing. "We have two 65-ton haul trucks that haul the shot rock to the primary crush- er," Matthews says. "The material goes through the primary crusher, then travels up a conveyor to the secondary plant that contains two smaller crushers. The prod- ucts are screened out, washed, graded, and stockpiled. We make 11 different rock products that are used for a variety of different things — roadwork, concrete, as- phalt, construction, under base, and such." Once the material is stockpiled, a yard loader takes care of loading customer trucks, which range in size from pick- ups to large rock trucks. If the customer doesn't have its own truck, the quarry arranges for delivery. Rather than dealing with the upkeep of its own trucks, Whites Creek sub-contracts with two trucking companies to make all of its deliveries to PLANT PROFILE

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