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A serious crush: the 20 largest recycled aggregates producers in the U.S. combine to produce significant tons of material.



From interstate highway Noun 1. interstate highway - one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
interstate

highway, main road - a major road for any form of motor transport
 projects to the demolition Demolition is the opposite of construction: the tearing-down of buildings and other structures. It contrasts with deconstruction, which is the taking down of a building while carefully preserving valuable elements for re-use.  of large stadiums and factories, the recycling recycling, the process of recovering and reusing waste products—from household use, manufacturing, agriculture, and business—and thereby reducing their burden on the environment.  of concrete and asphalt asphalt (ăs`fôlt, –fălt), brownish-black substance used commonly in road making, roofing, and waterproofing. Chemically, it is a natural mixture of hydrocarbons.  at these sites has become standard practice, keeping a growing number of companies busy in the pursuit of creating recycled aggregate products.

Producing recycled aggregates is not the sole territory of any one type of company, a survey of the concrete and asphalt crushing crushing

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 landscape would seem to indicate.

When researching companies to compile To translate a program written in a high-level programming language into machine language. See compiler.  this list of the 20 Largest Recycled Aggregates Producers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , the types of companies that made the list or were in the running include traditional aggregates powerhouses like Hanson Aggregates; demolition companies like Cherry Demolition; offshoots of excavating and site preparation companies like Independence Recycling; highway contractors and paving companies like Dykes Paving; and entrepreneurial firms that started out with a focus on concrete recycling When structures made of concrete are to be demolished, concrete recycling is an increasingly common method of disposing of the rubble. Concrete debris was once routinely shipped to landfills for disposal, but recycling has a number of benefits that have made it a more attractive , such as Big City Crushing Co.

Now widely practiced, the industry is still relatively young compared to some other types of recycling (metals in particular) or to the practice of quarrying quarrying, open, or surface, excavation of rock used for various purposes, including construction, ornamentation, road building, and as an industrial raw material. Rock that has been quarried is commonly called stone. .

But in the past two decades, the standard practices tide has turned away from hauling rubble to landfills as a matter of habit. Certainly, quantities of concrete and asphalt are still tipped into landfills, but contractors of all stripes are now convinced that there are sound financial reasons to hire crushing crews, or even to start up their own recycling operations or subsidiaries.

On highway, street and parking lot projects, asphalt surfacing is recycled and re-used on site. Crushed concrete can take one of several different paths, recycled either on site or offsite in a variety of size classifications for a growing number of applications.

Attempting to chart the steady growth of aggregates recycling was one of the topics addressed in a 2005 survey sponsored by the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA CMRA Commercial Mail Receiving Agency
CMRA Construction Materials Recycling Association
CMRA Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association
CMRA Capital Market Risk Advisors, Inc.
), Eola, Ill.

The survey, released in early 2006, concluded that concrete and asphalt recyclers recovered as much as 140 million tons of concrete and at least 15 million tons of asphalt in 2005. According to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 the CMRA, this would make concrete the most recycled material in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.  by weight.

The process is also an efficient one, according to the CMRA. Concrete and asphalt crushing plants recycle re·cy·cle  
tr.v. re·cy·cled, re·cy·cling, re·cy·cles
1. To put or pass through a cycle again, as for further treatment.

2. To start a different cycle in.

3.
a.
 99 percent of what they handle. "This report shows that, by weight, concrete is the most recycled material in the country, and the 99 percent recycling rate shows the efficiency of those plants processing it," says William Turley, executive director of the CMRA.

The survey's data was compiled by consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
consulting company

business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a
 and CMRA member Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. (GBB GBB Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (The Netherlands)
GBB Gas Blow Back
GBB General Broadband
GBB Globe Broadband
), Fairfax, Va. "This was the first scientific attempt to determine how much concrete is recycled since [an earlier] attempt in 1997," says Turley. "At that time we estimated 107 million tons were recycled. But this review was more thorough and rigorous than our first and confirms what many C&D experts already felt: that concrete is recycled more than any other material."

The CMRA study concluded that 155 million tons of recycled aggregates are produced by the C&D recycling industry every year. This includes an estimated 130 million to 140 million tons of concrete and 15 million to 25 million tons of asphalt.

The asphalt figure does not include asphalt recycled in-place by specialized spe·cial·ize  
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es

v.intr.
1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.

2.
 equipment used by paving contractors. That annual total is estimated at 90 million tons by the National Asphalt Pavement pavement, the wearing surface of a road, street, or sidewalk. Parts of Babylon and Troy are believed to have been paved; Roman roads were noted for their durable stone paving. Cobblestones were common from late medieval times into the 19th cent.  Association, Lanham, Md.

Identifying the companies who belong on the 20 Largest Recycled Aggregates Producers in the U.S. list presents challenges in a fast-growing and changing industry.

Defining which processes should be considered presents the first challenge. For purposes of this list, figures for asphalt that is recycled by specialized in situ In place. When something is "in situ," it is in its original location.  paving machinery were not included. Asphalt crushed at fixed plants and portable job site units was included.

Surveying the various industry segments mentioned above (paving materials companies, highway contractors, quarrying firms, demolition contractors and the entrepreneurs who have recycled aggregates as their main business focus) to determine which are the largest and most active provided a first layer of research, followed then by making contact with the companies determined to be among the candidates.

Companies have very different policies concerning the disclosure of their business activities. Some are reluctant to provide information, and in some cases this probably led to their omission omission n. 1) failure to perform an act agreed to, where there is a duty to an individual or the public to act (including omitting to take care) or is required by law. Such an omission may give rise to a lawsuit in the same way as a negligent or improper act. .

Our intention in putting together a list like this is purely to recognize the most successful operators in this recycling segment. We hope that owners, managers and employees of the companies that are on the list will consider it an honor. It takes hard work by a lot of people to put together winning bids, set up crushing plants, and produce marketable Marketable are securities that can be easily converted into cash. Such securities will generally have highly liquid markets allowing the security to be sold at a reasonable price very quickly.  products.

Managers and employees of these largest companies can be proud of the mountains (of debris) that they move. We hope that our recognition of these companies will be viewed as a way to honor leadership in an industry that can provide challenges with each new project that is put on the schedule.

The tons of materials these leading companies produce can fluctuate year-to-year, depending upon the number of large projects in which a company is involved in a given calendar year.

Most observers of the industry, however, believe the trend of recycled aggregates produced should continue upward, as a variety of factors help the market for recycled concrete and asphalt, including more distant quarries Quarries may refer to:
  • Quarry, a type of open-pit mine, generally associated with the extraction of stone, or sometimes fuel
  • Quarries (biblical)
, higher fuel costs and legislative bans on disposal.

Companies that recycle concrete still have the cyclical cyclical

Of or relating to a variable, such as housing starts, car sales, or the price of a certain stock, that is subject to regular or irregular up-and-down movements.
 nature of the construction industry to contend with, and zoning and regulatory matters can make life difficult for even the most conscientious con·sci·en·tious  
adj.
1. Guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled: a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice.

2.
 concrete recyclers.

But comparing this list to its predecessor list of two years ago demonstrates that concrete and asphalt recycling are on firm footing as business practices. The sound financial and operational reasons to recycle concrete and asphalt are in place, and crushing plants should remain deployed throughout North America as long as there are demolition and highway projects being undertaken.

Among the Missing?

Several companies were identified by our researchers or sources within the industry that we worked with as potentially belonging on this list.

A few of these companies responded to our inquiries but did not quite make it into the 20 Largest list--some of them just barely missed out. Among those who could make it onto future editions of the list with some corporate growth are: Cox & Floyd Grading, Greer, S.C.; Oxford Recycling, Denver; American Eagle Recycling, Cleveland; Waterway waterway, natural or artificial navigable inland body of water, or system of interconnected bodies of water, used for transportation, may include a lake, river, canal, or any combination of these.  Materials LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
, Chesapeake, Va.; New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt.  Recycling, Taunton, Mass.; Dallas Contracting Co. Inc., South Plainfield South Plainfield, borough (1990 pop. 20,489), Middlesex co., NE N.J.; inc. 1926. It is the seat of several research and consulting firms and has plants that make chemicals, plastics, spices and flavorings, cosmetics, rubber products, pigments, electrical machinery, , N.J.; and Veit & Co., Rogers, Minn.

Several companies that we attempted to contact did not respond to our inquiries, and for some of these we were not able to make a reliable estimate to place them on the list. Among the companies that may well belong on this list are: Angelo lafrate Cos., Warren, Mich.; Roy Woodruff & Son, Tampa, Fla.; Granite Construction Granite Construction is a member of the S&P 400 Index, and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers.  Inc., Watsonville, Calif.; Gudelsky Group/Percontee/Recovermat, Silver Springs, Md.; Tilcon, West Nyack, N.Y.; Winzinger Inc., Mount Holly Mount Holly is the name of several places in the United States of America:
  • Mount Holly, New Jersey
  • Mount Holly, North Carolina
  • Mount Holly, Vermont
  • Mount Holly, Minnesota
  • Mt.
, N.J.; and a Canadian contender, Lafarge North America, Toronto, Ontario.

If you work for one of these companies or know of another company that you suspect should be on this list but was not contacted (or did not respond), please let us know and we will make sure to let our readers know. Editor-in-Chief Brian Taylor Brian Taylor (born April 10, 1962), is a former Australian rules footballer and now AFL commentator. Playing career
The moustachioued Taylor, known as "Barge", "Bristle" or "BT", began his VFL career with Richmond in 1980, and had the misfortune of being a full-forward at
 can be contacted via e-mail at btaylor@gie.net or give him a call at (216) 961-4130.
LARGEST RECYCLED AGGREGATES PRODUCERS

20 LARGEST RECYCLED AGGREGATES PRODUCERS

                          Company
Company                   CEO or               TPY of Recycled
Address                   President            Aggregates/2006

Vulcan Materials Co.      Don James            3.7 million
1200 Urban Ctr. Dr.,                           (est.)
Birmingham, AL 35242

Independence Recycling    Victor               3.1 million
5531 Canal Rd., Valley    DiGeronimo Jr.
View, OH 44125

Dykes Materials           Lee Young            2.5 million
2775 Mechanicsville       (VP-Materials)
Rd., Norcross, GA 30071

Mulliniks Recycling       Bill Mulliniks Jr.   2.5 million
5937 Soutel Dr.,
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Dan Copp Crushing Corp.   Dan Copp             2.06 million
1300 N. Hancock St.,
Anaheim, CA 92807

Hanson Aggregates         Dave Hummel--        2.0 million
North America             West Region
8505 Freeport Pkwy.,
Irving, TX 75063

Intex Crushers            Greg Buhl            1.85 million
13845 Northdale Blvd.,
Rogers, MN 55374

Recycled Materials        Rick Givan           1.75 million
Co. Inc.
6385 W. 52nd Ave.,
Arvada, CO 80002

Big City Crushed          Trey Brown           1.7 million
Concrete
PO. Box 59831,
Dallas, TX 75229

Northern Indiana          Bill Critser         1.5 million
Materials
9331 W. 205th Ave.,
Lowell, IN 46356

Ewles Materials           Dave Ewles           1.5 million
16081 Construction Cir.
W, Irvine, CA 92606

Southern Crushed          Jim Miller           1.3 million
Concrete                                       (est.)
14329 Chrisman Rd.,
Houston, TX 77039

Las Vegas Paving Corp.    Terry Mendenhall     1.28 million
4420 S. Decatur Blvd.,
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Cherry Crushed Concrete   Leonard Cherry       1.0 million
4601 Holmes Rd.,
Houston, TX 77033

Weber Sand and Gravel     Scott Weber          1.0 million
Inc.                                           (est.)
1401 E. Silverbell Rd.,
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Aggregate Industries      Joe Hanbury          950,000
Northeast
1715 Broadway, Saugus,
MA 01906

Yannuzzi Group            John Yannuzzi        840,000
56 Oakwood Ave.,
Orange, NJ 07050

Reilly Construction       Robert Reilly        700,000
Co. Inc.
1675 NE 51st Ave.,
Des Moines, IA 50313

Ted Ondrick               Adam Ondrick         660,000
Construction Co.
58 Industry Rd.,
Chicopee, MA 01020

Seegert Crushing Inc.     Nick Seegert Jr.     600,000
585 Waynes Ridge,
Camano Isl., WA 98282

Company                   No. of      States or Regions
Address                   Plants      Served

Vulcan Materials Co.      19 fixed    Five different states
1200 Urban Ctr. Dr.,
Birmingham, AL 35242

Independence Recycling    2 fixed,    Ohio; mobile crews
5531 Canal Rd., Valley    11 mobile   throughout
View, OH 44125                        Eastern U.S.

Dykes Materials           3 fixed,    Southeastern U.S.
2775 Mechanicsville       3 mobile
Rd., Norcross, GA 30071

Mulliniks Recycling       1 fixed,    Southeastern U.S.
5937 Soutel Dr.,          8 mobile
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Dan Copp Crushing Corp.   6 mobile    Southern California
1300 N. Hancock St.,
Anaheim, CA 92807

Hanson Aggregates         5 mobile    California
North America
8505 Freeport Pkwy.,
Irving, TX 75063

Intex Crushers            4 mobile    Minnesota and
13845 Northdale Blvd.,                the Dakotas
Rogers, MN 55374

Recycled Materials        3 fixed,    Colorado; adjacent
Co. Inc.                  6 mobile    states
6385 W. 52nd Ave.,
Arvada, CO 80002

Big City Crushed          3 fixed     Texas
Concrete
PO. Box 59831,
Dallas, TX 75229

Northern Indiana          3 fixed     Indiana
Materials
9331 W. 205th Ave.,
Lowell, IN 46356

Ewles Materials           4 fixed     California
16081 Construction Cir.
W, Irvine, CA 92606

Southern Crushed          9 recy.     Texas
Concrete                  locations
14329 Chrisman Rd.,
Houston, TX 77039

Las Vegas Paving Corp.    3 fixed,    Nevada, Arizona, Utah,
4420 S. Decatur Blvd.,    2 mobile    California
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Cherry Crushed Concrete   2 fixed,    Texas, Louisiana
4601 Holmes Rd.,          5 mobile
Houston, TX 77033

Weber Sand and Gravel     2 fixed     Michigan, Florida
Inc.
1401 E. Silverbell Rd.,
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Aggregate Industries      2 fixed     Northeastern U.S.
Northeast
1715 Broadway, Saugus,
MA 01906

Yannuzzi Group            3 mobile    New Jersey, New York,
56 Oakwood Ave.,                      Delaware, Pennsylvania
Orange, NJ 07050

Reilly Construction       1 fixed,    Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska,
Co. Inc.                  5 mobile    Missouri, South Dakota
1675 NE 51st Ave.,
Des Moines, IA 50313

Ted Ondrick               3 mobile    The six New England states
Construction Co.
58 Industry Rd.,
Chicopee, MA 01020

Seegert Crushing Inc.     2 mobile    Washington, Oregon, Idaho
585 Waynes Ridge,
Camano Isl., WA 98282

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Date:Mar 1, 2007
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