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JAN 2013

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Setting Up Shop Some of the first equipment at the plant was purchased through Reli‐ able Asphalt Products. "I first started talking to Jon Paglio about four years ago," said Jim Grida, a sales rep for the company. "After looking at nu‐ merous plants around the country he made a decision on one and then the work started, from teardown to shipping, Southern Ohio Sand did all of the setup themselves. I helped them with the startup and adjusting, and since then we have provided them with other pieces of equip‐ ment. I can say that Jon has put to‐ gether a top‐notch facility." In 2007, the partners initiated their plan to maximize frac sand produc‐ tion. "In the past, making frac sand was done by taking the wet product and putting it through a dryer, then some type of high frequency screen to help with the blinding," Paglio said. "But there was a need to in‐ crease the tons per hour produced. So as we began to set up our plant, we wanted to use some kind of water separation process." The first step was to get in touch with McLanahan Corp., from which they bought a "Hydrosizer." Accord‐ ing to McLanahan, when extremely sharp classification is needed to sep‐ arate granular material by size, the Hydrosizer is comparable to screen‐ ing but at only a fraction of the foot‐ print and cost. PARTNER COUNTRY "For specific gravity separation, the Hydrosizer offers the best, most efficient and cost-effective solution. Proven over a period of more than 30 years in applications as diverse as construction and specialty sand, aggregates, iron ore, phosphate, coal, mineral sand and many other ore concentrates, the Hydrosizer is the simple, robust and reliable way to maintain tight control over product size fractions," the company said. "It actually floats the sand and you can peel off different grades," said www.rockproducts.com Indonesia Profi t from one of the largest growth markets in the world! Feel the pulse of the future now. bauma 2013 awaits you. Join us – at this superlative trade fair with some: over 6 million sq ft of space Register 500,000 visitors online and save! 3,300 exhibitors Enjoy the benefits – Go online and register directly: www.bauma.de/tickets/en ROCKproducts • JANUARY 2013 23

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