Innovative Design
This was a heavy industrial area many years ago. With the new multi-purpose central mix facility, we’ve tried to make a real improvement in what is viewed from the highway a smart environment located in the midst of nature, but with all the conveniences of urban life.
Modern Construction
A Gob hopper below the mixer allows us to have a load waiting before the truck enters the yard. It also has two separate aggregate scales that weigh simultaneously. Besides a 4.5 million-btu system. Kemco hot water burner and Control Solutions automation, we have a TrakIt GPS system, so we can time out our next load and have it in the gob hopper, ready to be fed into the truck and out the gate in just 30-40 seconds.

Our Vision

Andale required a high-intensity mixer versus a tilting or reversing drum model. Careful attention to mix design developments, including self consolidating concrete, dictated the inclusion of a technically advanced batching and mixing system.

To eliminate air pollution, the Andale plant is equipped with oversized dust collection and an anti-overfill cement inventory system. The twin-shaft mixer is virtually dust-free with an engineered air balance system. Loading trucks indoors with a fully accessible drive-through also eliminates noise pollution.

 

A customized, high-intensity mix plant design comprising a heated and lighted enclosure encompassing all utilities, an instant hot water system, automation, and facility electrical services was drawn up by Ober for modification by the Molitors. For the basic central-mix layout, Andale required a high-intensity mixer versus a tilting or reversing drum model. Careful attention to mix-design developments, including self consolidating concrete, dictated the inclusion of a technically advanced batching and mixing system.

“We feel SCC is one of the many new developments in concrete construction that will require better forced mixing,” explains Jim Molitor. “We also wanted to be sure we could load dump trucks of very low-slump paving mixes, while maintaining the best overall mix quality for our everyday contractor clients.”

 
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CEO

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Staying Green

To eliminate air pollution, the Andale plant is equipped with oversized dust collection and an anti-overfill cement inventory system. The twin-shaft mixer is virtually dust-free with an engineered air balance system. Loading trucks indoors with a fully accessible drive-through also eliminates noise pollution.

Andale Ready Mix Central dispatch center

In addition, we knew we wanted to integrate batch operations, dispatch, and the front office in one large, completely enclosed building. The drivers are our front line with customers and we did not want to isolate them in any way. They know faster than anyone if there is a problem out in the field. When you isolate them, you lose access to a lot of critical information. This meant the new plant had to be designed for functionality from more than just the equipment side. It needed to work from a human resources standpoint as well.

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