That’s a RAP

OverviewMississippi Asphalt Company uses growing RAP industry, IROCK Mobile Crushing Plant to increase production
Bigger, stronger, faster. In a world where time is of the essence and money is tight, efficiency is crucial. It’s no surprise business leaders like Dan Linley continually search for methods and products to make their operations soar. Linley, vice president of Superior Asphalt in Jackson, Miss., found the boost he was looking for in processing an old product with a new machine.
Superior Asphalt, Inc., founded in 1991, began as a small, one plant asphalt operation that mainly paved parking lots. Now, 22 years later, the company operates out of four asphalt plants and is the second largest highway contractor in Mississippi. Pulling from its five sand and gravel pits throughout the state, as well as milling and crushing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP), Superior now produces approximately one million tons of asphalt per year. About 90 percent of that is used for repaving state highways and 10 percent is allotted to government and private projects. [Read more…]

An elite force of nomadic wood processing professionals

ASC 55The more than 85 seasoned wood processing experts with Sarasota, FL -based Consolidated Resource Recovery are constantly on the go in search of the next biomass fuel harvest.
by Randy Happel
By definition, nomadic refers to people who typically move about from place to place as a means to obtain food or make a living —i.e., individuals who offer their skills and services to those in need. In today’s industrialized society, because the stereotype that comes with being called nomadic is often associated more closely with instability than productivity; most of us would refute even the mere suggestion of being considered nomads. Yet at Consolidated Resource Recovery (CRR), a Florida based, recycled biomass products supplier, there is an elite workforce of professionals, proud to embrace the moniker of nomad. Together, they traverse Florida and Georgia demonstrating their wood processing skills.
“We don’t stay at one site very long,” says Ed Lee, vice president of CRR. “We are a very mobile business. Aside from a handful of employees who work primarily from one of our established processing sites with a few wheel loaders that are permanent fixtures at each, most equipment and personnel are constantly on the go.” [Read more…]