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ROCK products • September 2018 • 27 Special equipment moves the filled bags onto pallets. Bagging Sand Sand is also bagged using the Chantland bagging and palletizing systems. "Employees used to stack bags on pallets by hand," Carlson said. "This system obviously saves a lot of time and work." The company moves pallets around using Hyster lift trucks. There is also an eighth silo for loading rail cars. The plant is located near a railroad track, and an existing spur gives them the capability to send mate- rial to market up the tracks, an option they will be expanding in the future to accommodate a greater number of cars. Currently most customers truck purchased material out of the plant. Ohio Basic Minerals specializes in producing finished products for: • Sealcoating – Sealcoat sand helps the appearance of the sand with uniform texture, reduced sun glare and cuts down the chances of streaking. • Foundries – Foundry sand is clean, uniformly sized, high-quality silica sand, used in foundry casting processes. • Water filtration – Sand filters produce water at a slow, constant flow rate and are usually used in conjunction with a storage tank for peak usage. This slow rate is necessary for healthy development of the biological pro- cesses in the filter. • Sandblasting – They offer a different range of sizes from very fine, which is a 100 mesh, to its most course of a 10/20 spec. • Stucco – Stucco sand is used as part of an exterior finish for masonry or frame walls. • Turf sand – This silica sand can either be coated with different materials as a standalone product or can be used to firm up in combination with traditional crumb rubber infill systems. • Frac sand – It's frac sand product is sold to companies working the Marcellus and Utica formations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Ohio Basic Minerals – which at present runs with 11 full-time employees and one part-time intern – gets along well with its surrounding neighbors. No surprise, since the company embraces "the principles of sustainable devel- opment and strives toward environmental preservation." "Customer satisfaction is our number-one goal," Carlson said. Chantland automatic bagging system. CRUSHING

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