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MAR 2019

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32 • ROCK products • March 2019 www.rockproducts.com Pattison Feature P attison Sand is a family owned sand and aggregates company based in Iowa. Producing a diverse range of products, they service several industries including infra- structure and construction. After successfully using a number of Weir Minerals products at its site, Pattison Sand wanted a custom-designed plant capable of producing more than seven materials, including: concrete stone, road rock and base material, asphalt stone, asphalt chips, railroad ballast and manufactured sand. This was a particularly challenging demand considering most aggregates sites in the region typically focus on producing only a few products. "We are very close to Pattison Sand, and spend a lot of time with them on-site brainstorming ideas and working together," said Eric Jones, global service director of commi- nution aftermarket for Weir Minerals. "When they have a problem we work tirelessly to find a solution that fits their needs and enables them to service their end market effi- ciently. When Pattison Sand presented the ambitious plan for their sand plant, our integrated solutions team worked with them to make it a reality." Unique Facility The unique facility, comprising both an underground and surface mine, is located on the Mississippi River. Process- ing highly abrasive materials combined with the physical diversity of the site presented a number of technical and engineering challenges. With an aggressive timeline of three months to deliver and commission the new plant, Weir Minerals' Integrated Solu- tions team was determined to meet Pattison Sand's exacting demands. A Future of Flexibility Pattison Sand Increased its Productivity With a New Custom-Designed Plant. By Mark S. Kuhar

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