Asphalt Plant Manufacturer
Asphalt plant manufacturer companies include Stansteel and Astec.
Buying an asphalt plant is one of the costliest expenses for any asphalt contractor.
Because of the costs, most new contractors don't risk buying an asphalt plant when they start their business and opt instead for buying the asphalt from companies with existing asphalt plants.
Typically, only after the contractor has established itself in the marketplace and the market has shown consistency in pricing and demand, does the contractor consider buying an asphalt plant instead of purchasing the asphalt from other asphalt companies.
Typically an asphalt plant can supply asphalt for pavements inside about a 15-mile (24 km) radius.
Beyond that, haul times especially with heavy traffic are too lengthy for delivering the asphalt hot enough, which is a requirement for successful asphalt work.
The costs are quite high for a new plant. For example, a 400-ton-per-hour plant can cost up to $4 million, not including the delivery and storage of raw materials used to make asphalt including stone and liquid asphalt.
There are also a lot of maintenance costs associated with asphalt plants, including electric work needed for smooth running of the plant.
Because of their environmental footprint, getting a permit for an asphalt plant may also arise as an issue. In California, for example, it can take a year or more to get a new plant permit.
Stormwater management is one of the environmental issue a plant purchaser needs to consider, with State and federal regulations applying.
When purchasing a plant, it's a good idea to visit websites of your top manufacturers under consideration for technical details of the plant and offer.
Also, you could and should visit a few plants owned by other contractors and talk to the people who have actually run them to find the potential weaknesses in your particular line of asphalt work.
Your choices also include stationary, relocatable, and portable plants, which allow different degrees of movability. Unless your clientele is static within a confined locality, you could consider movability as an option.
Available Asphalt Plant Manufacturer Companies
Astec Inc (astecinc.com) is one of the bigger asphalt plant manufacturers in the United States.
Their contact information:
Phone (423) 867-4210
Parts Fax: (423) 867-4636
4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Astec, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of continuous and batch-process hot-mix asphalt facilities, and soil remediation equipment.
The company was established back in 1972, and has grown to become one of the the hot-mix asphalt plant market leaders.
Astec has a manufacturing plant that occupies over 440,000 square feet of modern manufacturing and office space in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Stansteel, meanwhile, calls itself America’s number one manufacturer of Asphalt Plants and Equipment product solutions.
Their contact information:
12700 Shelbyville Road,
Louisville, Kentucky 40243
Toll Free 1-800-826-0223Local/Outside US: 502-245-1977
Stansteel Asphalt Plant Products have been available for nearly a century for all types of hotmix asphalt plants such as large capacity batch plants, double drum plants, rotary mixer conversion systems, Roadmaster portable plants, and more.
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