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…]

Recycling demonstration features Terex Finlay SPALECK® technology

0111by Jon M. Casey

For dealers and guests who attended Terex Finlay’s North American Open Day July 23 in Charlotte, NC, one of the highlights of the equipment demonstration was the recycling capabilities of the 883+ SPALECK® tracked screen plant. The Terex Finlay 883+ screen plant has been combined with SPALECK® German technology, to give operators the ability to screen material that until now was difficult or impossible to screen, especially in a recycling application. For recyclers who are looking for ways to screen stringy and damp material, this innovative option is a proven method that deserves consideration.    [Read more…]