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OCT 2016

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20 • ROCK products • October 2016 www.rockproducts.com Paul Jr. explained. "Everything in our company is designed to think about the future. You have to commit to a long-term perspective. That's what we're all about. We've got to look at where we're going to be and what we need to do to get there." Post-Recession Focus As the economy recovered from the Great Recession, Mellott Company found itself on a solid path, having re-invented itself – yet again – as a multi-faceted partner to aggregates operations all over the country, while also maintaining its core competency as an expert in the art and science of crushing rock. According to Paul Jr., "We have contract crushed aggregate in quarries as far west as Arkansas and from New York to the Florida Everglades. Everyone who visits our campus says 'Wow, I didn't know you guys were capable of so much.'" "As the aggregate industry rebounds and continues to grow, the biggest problem will be finding good workers," Blake said. "We want to be the company that helps producers manage their growth, using our workforce. We want to be the go-to company that producers call upon when they have a challenge, whether it's building new plants; provid- ing engineering expertise to design flexible and productive crushing plants; contract crushing; or selling parts; service; new or used equipment, and; component exchange. That's how you build a lasting bond that makes a partnership stronger. We're constantly looking at how we're going to be better and who can help us achieve that goal." Part of helping producers meet their challenges centers on meeting their parts-and-service needs. "I think that parts and service is really one of the keys to demonstrating our value to our customers," Blake said. "You've got to have the inventory of parts and the people who can troubleshoot and fix the equipment. Since the recession producers and manu- facturers are carrying fewer parts." Mellott Company maintains a vast and varied inventory, valued in the millions of dollars. This parts-trove includes Community involvement and education are central to the Mellott Company culture as shown here, with Paul Mellott Jr. talking to local high school seniors in the company's main training room. Mellott Company technicians make ready to commis- sion a track-plant for use. History and Mission of MelloƩ

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