New, more efficient pug mill plant cuts transportation costs, provides cost savings to customers
HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 22, 2009)—Cherry’s Stabilized Materials Division has opened another stabilized material plant, giving the company a total of four stabilized facilities in the Greater Houston Area. This newest plant produces stabilized road base material for companies located primarily in northwest Houston (north of Interstate-10).
The new stabilized materials (pug mill) plant, located at Beltway 8 and Tanner Rd., has a production capacity of 750 tons per hour of stabilized road base material. A state-of-the-art facility, the new pug mill plant has one of the largest production capacities in the Houston area and is situated on a 10-acre site where Cherry operates a large concrete recycling facility.
“As a leading recycler of crushed concrete throughout Texas, Cherry is able to take the crushed concrete produced at this site and use the pug mill plant to convert it into re-usable road base material,” says John Conyer, general manager of Cherry’s Stabilized Materials Division. “Because our crushed concrete feedstock is located on site, there are zero costs involved in transporting it into our new stabilized materials plant to be processed.
“This makes our operations ultra efficient and allows us to pass these savings along
to our customers,” Conyer explains. “And, because we are using crushed concrete produced at our own location, there is no need to deplete natural aggregate resources to make the road bed material.”
From its northwest Houston location the facility can readily service companies in northwest Harris, Waller and Montgomery Counties. Cherry’s other stabilized material plant is located in Fort Bend County and serves customers south of Interstate-10.
Cherry, based in Houston, Texas, delivers a wide range of high-quality services for industrial, commercial, residential, and interior demolitions, asset recovery and waste management. Since its founding in 1952, Cherry has grown to meet and exceed the changing demands of customers, communities and governing bodies. With more than 50 years of experience, the company provides a complete cycle of capabilities, including: safety-first demolition contracting for an industrial site, office building, or home; environmentally conscious supply of recycled concrete; cost-effective removal of road and highway materials; superior resources for stabilized materials; and professional recycling of demolition and other industrial waste. For more information, see www.cherrycompanies.com.