While trucks are still the prime movers of aggregate materials, rail is continuing to gain market share. More than 35,000 railcars serve the U.S. aggregate industry and efficient, custom-designed transloading facilities are a key factor in cost-effective bulk material transport.
Automated and integrated unloading, loading and stockpile conveying systems continue to streamline operations at railcar facilities, as well as at river and ocean distribution centers worldwide.
Better Rail Loading & Unloading
Scotty’s Contracting & Stone opened a new rail unload yard in Vine Grove, KY. They expanded their plant with the motivation to provide their county with higher quality stone.
The Scruggs Company’s general manager, Mike Fisher, describes how their plant increased its capability from unloading 12 railcars to 60 railcars using a conveying system from Superior Industries.
From Stockpile to Rail Car
L.G Everist’s Sioux City facility unloads up to 100 railcars per day, and stockpiles up to 30 different aggregate products with the use of a new unloading and material handling system. The new system includes three-hoppers that can unload each of the three doors of a pneumatic railcar simultaneously and uses telescoping radial stacking conveyors to allow higher-volume stockpiling within a tight footprint.
rail loading operations
Using two RazerTail® Truck Unloaders to streamline its operations, Conrad Yelvington is able to quickly and easily transfer materials onto a 170-ft TeleStacker® Conveyor.
L.G Everist’s Sioux City facility unloads up to 100 railcars per day, and stockpiles up to 30 different aggregate products with the use of a new unloading and material handling system.
To optimize material delivery and stockpiling methods, the Scruggs Company used rail transportation to supply an onsite asphalt plant and two portable concrete plants.