JCB wheel loaders and material handlers fill recycling roles

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At a plant tour of JCB North America in Savannah, GA, attendees learned that JCB North America experienced a record year in 2014, including the single largest sales year in its history. This growth coincides with JCB’s 70th year in business worldwide, its 45th year doing business in North America as well as its 15th year of manufacturing in Savannah. Machines destined for use at recycling facilities made up a portion of those sales.

According to Arjun Mirdha, President and CEO of JCB North America, JCB North America achieved a 23 percent increase in sales over 2013, marking its fifth consecutive year of growth. “JCB’s global sales were helped by a strong North American construction equipment market that grew by 13 percent in 2014.” [Read more…]

Southern Minnesota Construction uses RAP and RAS with great success

442-(12)by Mary Weaver with photos by Bill Weaver

The Southern Minnesota Construction (SMC) asphalt plant near company headquarters in Mankato, MN is an exceptionally versatile plant. The plant became a part of SMC in 2006, joining Ireland’s vertically integrated Oldcastle Company. Oldcastle also owns the nearby New Ulm Quarry. There, they quarry, crush and screen aggregate for SMC’s asphalt, providing not only aggregates, but also manufactured sand as well. Additionally, Oldcastle owns nearby natural sand plants as well, which also supply the natural sand used in SMC’s mixes. [Read more…]