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AUG 2012

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FEATURE which was a carryover from the old plant. "The deposit, which consists of four distinct ledges, is not characterized by highly abrasive material," Ted Baker said. "This keeps us from having to change the wear liners." Material then splits off to two 8 x 20 quadruple‐deck Deis‐ ter screens. An Impact Service Corp. vertical shaft impactor is used for the tertiary phase. "We do no washing at all at the plant," Ted Baker said. "Material goes to a Sturtevant 16‐ft. Whirlwind air classifier which creates the sand prod‐ uct we sell. We also make lime at the plant. We turn 100 percent of the material we run into product. There is no waste." An on‐site asphalt plant owned by Scotty's Contracting is the quarry's main customer, however it supplies stone to contractors throughout its market area as well. The com‐ pany's main products are washed sand, #89s, #57s, #67s and scrubber stone. "None of our quarries are mega-quarries," Ted Baker said. "We own medium-sized quarries that are manageable and have great potential." Future Growth The quarry operations at its other Kentucky locations came equipped with newer equipment than the Bowling Green location, thus, they won't have to go through a makeover any time soon. Since the Kentucky acquisitions, Bluegrass Materials has added operations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. "We want to remain a Southeastern company," Ted Baker said. "All of our investors are in it for the long term. We want to continue to find good operations and keep growing." E 22 ROCKproducts • AUGUST 2011

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