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Crushing at Langston Concrete Inc.

In 2007, Langston Concrete Inc. purchased a crushing spread to provide custom crushing services. We started out crushing gypsum for a local Portland producing plant and are now fully entrenched all aspects of the custom crushing market.

Our plant is made up of several components, but is mostly all Terex Cedar Rapids. The jaw is a 3054 and the cone is a Classic II- 54”. We have two 7’ x 20’ screen decks and several conveyor belts for transferring the material. The last component is a 136’ tele-stacker for piling the material. The tele-stacker has several features about it that make it a very nice addition to the crushing spread as a whole. It has the ability to “stack” the material in various configurations as to help reduce the amount of segregation that can occur from piling material. This feature allows us to custom set the configuration of the tele-stacker and pile it to the specifications of the individuals we are performing the crushing for. Every entity we have crushed for has complimented this feature and have expressed how nice the material looks when pulling off the pile with a loader.
crushing11We are available to mobilize and set up our spread anywhere we are asked to go. We have crushed for several counties in the state of Colorado, several private corporations, several recycle entities, and the National Forest. We are no stranger to making spec material and can source local third party quality control/assurance agencies to validate the spec results of the material.

The ‘recycled materials’ market has proven to be very popular in the last several years. We have been fortunate enough to have been on the ground floor with assisting several separate entities develop their recycled material and have enjoyed figuring out the ins & outs of what it takes to crush them. The most popular are recycled concrete and recycled asphalt. Each, of which, have their own quirks to crushing, but are equally rewarding in the idea that recycling doesn’t end with aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Recycled concrete and asphalt has thousands of uses beyond what they were originally intended for; and we are proud to have been able to be a part of seeing them being used a second time around. We are eagerly excited to see if the “recycled” trend sticks around and continues to grow in our industry.

One of the best aspects of the crushing spread is that it keeps our organization diverse and liquid. We are fortunate enough not to have “all our eggs in one basket” when it comes to construction. The crushing spread allows us to capitalize on another arm of the construction industry. This has proven to give us an advantage in the industry when one segment or another of the market is slow. We are able to keep our work force busy nearly year-round because of it.

For those of you who may be in need of such a service, give us a call today and we can discuss what you are looking for and what it will take to it done.