Minnesota family recycling operation continues to grow

IMG_7404by Mary Weaver with photos by William Weaver

Third generation Watson Recycling has expanded exponentially in the past ten years, with much careful forethought and planning. Jeremiah Watson, one of three sons who own the operation with their father Glenn, felt compelled to find better markets in the then-much-smaller operation after a particularly trying experience when he was fresh out of college in 2005. [Read more…]

Fish out of water?

2015-10-09-13.35.34by Rick Zettler

Driving around Tilcon’s Clinton Point quarry in New York, you will find the typical equipment expected at a facility that processes crushed limestone at a high capacity. Multiple excavators, loaders, rigid haul trucks and crushing circuits dot the landscape of the 1,200 acre property to load, move and crush 3.1 million tons of dolomitic limestone.

Moving closer to the quarry’s property line along the Hudson River, however, you’ll spot a blue piece of equipment that is seemingly out of place. It has a similar appearance to excavators found at the quarry, but it’s not an excavator. [Read more…]