Concrete Products

AUG 2014

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 30 of 55 August 2014 • 25 COVER STORY RAPPAHANNOCK CONCRETE The Erie Strayer Model MP-11P has a maintenance plat- form for easy access to hopper gates on the 100-yd. aggregate storage bin, delivered with Z partition to net fve compartments. Truck alley alignment with the bin limits the batch transfer conveyor length to accelerate mixer loading. The 1,150-bbl. silo, split in one-third and two-thirds, is equipped with internal ducting, 3-in. fy ash return pipe. Placement of the C&W dust collector on the platform opens up ground level space. Scott Finney designed the facility around vehicle and materials fow that best suited a rectangular plot. An appreciation for golf and how courses are built in- fuened the Hampton plant design, with wide corridors for safe truck routing. Like its sister plants, the new operation has a small garage for routine maintenance. The main garage is located at the company's Saluda plant. The Hampton (offce shown here) and Newport News plants cover the Middle Peninsula market with shared scheduling and dispatch. The four other plants in smaller markets to the north handle their own dispatch. Rappahannock Concrete deployed the Fleet- matics truck tracking system, with GPS-enabled text communications, in 2013. PHOTOS: Concrete Products (plant); Rappahannock (aerial)

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