Pattison Sand Company is days away from commissioning a $2,200,000 tunnel feeder plant to enhance their aggregate production facility while improving quality and response time to customers.
Pattison Sand has long been known for its innovative approach to problem solving. The project has been under development for 16 months. The tunnel feeder idea was born from rapid growth in our aggregate and sand business resulting in hiring 200 new employees. This brought on new challenges including a shortage of resources causes by the immediate demand for our high quality aggregate materials at our multiple transload sites throughout the state. This project features a 500 ton per hour conveying system that allows Pattison Sand Company to directly load high quality, dolomitic limestone into rail cars without requiring additional material handling, manpower and equipment.
“This project fits the mold of our company by pushing the boundaries of normal aggregate business practices in Northeast Iowa and improves how our aggregates are produced, handled and delivered.”
– Chance Harvey, Director of Engineering, Pattison Sand Company