by Bill and Mary Weaver While RAP is a widely used ingredient in new asphalt mixes, the use of Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles (RAS) can pose problems for the asphalt producer. Far too many ripped asphalt shingles end up in landfills, instead of becoming a valuable resource for new asphalt mixes. RAS contains a significant amount […]
A look at how the Morbark 6600 revolutionized grinding asphalt shingles for Greenup by Keith Loria The Greenup family has owned Greenup Enterprises (the former Jon Greenup Logging Inc.) in Estacada, OR for exactly three decades. The company began in 1988 and Jon’s son, Jon, and his wife Jill took over in 2004.
by Melissa Davidson, Construction-industry writer Fargo, ND Regardless of industry, waste is one of the most detrimental and costly factors in a business. One New Mexico-based construction company was able to turn what used to be tons of waste into big profit with the help of a single crushing machine from IROCK.
by Andy Slipher For anyone charged with allocating marketing dollars, it can seem like an arduous and even dicey process to decide how much to spend annually, and on what. For some, it’s the autopilot response of last year’s budget, plus three to five percent. For others with limited marketing dollars, it can mean the […]
by Bill and Mary Weaver In 2011, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), a federally recognized tribe near Shakopee, MN, began what would soon become a large-scale composting operation. The business fit in well with the Dakota tradition of caring for the earth: waste materials would be used to create a valuable product instead of […]