New pug mill plant serves customers in growing northwest region
HOUSTON, TEXAS (Jan. 25, 2012)—Cherry has opened yet another stabilized material plant, giving the company a total of five stabilized facilities in the Greater Houston Area. This newest plant produces stabilized sand and base material for companies located primarily in northwest Harris County, northern Fort Bend County, Waller County and Montgomery County.
The new state-of-the-art stabilized (pug mill) plant, located at 9929 Katy Hockley Rd., has production capabilities of 500 tons per hour. This equates to approximately 80,000 tons per month of capacity.
Cherry’s new pug mill plant expands Cherry’s service area to the northwest, an area of significant growth. For example the plant is geographically situated near Bridgeland, one of the largest master planned communities in the Greater Houston Area, and adjacent to the new $120 million expansion of the Houston Grand Parkway on the west side of Houston. Because of the plant’s strategic location, it can also serve companies or organizations operating in Waller and Montgomery Counties.
“With the new pug mill plant and our existing Crawford Rd. plant, we have doubled our monthly production capacity to approximately 160,000 tons per month for the northwest region. With the combination of all of our pug mill operations, Cherry is the largest, privately owned stabilized materials company is Texas,” says John Conyer, general manager of Cherry’s Stabilized Materials Division.
Cherry’s four other pug mill plants are located at 6019 Crawford Rd., 616 FM 521, 4410 Dagg Road, and 5325 County Road 58.
Cherry is a recycling and demolition company based in Houston, Texas. Now in its 60th year of operation, Cherry specializes in the removal of all types of structures—from highways and bridges, industrial plants and commercial buildings to residences through demolition and other deconstruction techniques. In addition, Cherry is one of the largest recyclers in Texas and Gulf Coast. Recycling more than a million tons of concrete and asphalt and thousands of tons of steel every year, Cherry also recycles residential composition asphalt shingles. Recycled concrete and asphalt is returned primarily in road and highway projects while re-claimed steel ends up in thousands of new metal products. Cherry produces more than a million tons of stabilized materials annually in the Greater Houston area for use in everything from parking lots and underground utilities to pipeline support and storm sewers. For more information, see www.cherrycompanies.com.