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Press Announcement - Tilcon opens state-of-the-art asphalt plant at Mount Hope Quarry

Posted Thu, May 9th, 2013

DATE: May 9, 2013

CONTACT: Karen Edgar, Public Relations Manager,, (973) 659-3632




Tilcon opens state-of-the-art asphalt plant at Mt Hope Quarry

Wharton, NJ - Tilcon New York Inc has opened a state-of-the-art asphalt plant, which is capable of producing 600 tons per hour and storing 2,700 tons of material in nine 300 ton hot storage silos, at its Mount Hope Quarry, Wharton, NJ.  The energy-efficient Gencor Drum plant, is one of the largest asphalt plants in the state.

The new plant is situated close to the entrance to the facility and the scale house, providing customers with convenient, safe and easy access and exit and a fast turnaround.

Another convenience is that customers do not have to get out of their vehicles. The plant features separate COD and Call-in-Order Intercom Systems. COD customers speak their orders via intercom and send their payments via an air tube, similar to drive-through banking.

The plant has several environmental, quality control and safety advantages:

Environmental – the plant's Gencor Ultraplant TM technology is the most fuel efficient and environmentally clean design in the hot-mix industry.  The Gencor Ultraplant TM is the only hot mix plant with a positive volatile capture and recovery system that totally eliminates blue smoke and asphalt odors from the process and feeds them to the combustion process as fuel.  The drum and all piping are insulated and hot oil silos are thermostatically-controlled, making the plant energy-efficient.Quality Control – the state-of-the-art quality control lab has five dedicated staff members who are state-certified.  There are Lab Stations for the Department of Transportation and other state agencies in view of the plant, with a sampling platform at the truck exit.Safety  – the plant does not require customers to exit their vehicles at any point while loading, and the control room is in full view of the silos, automatic ticketing and payment systems. Customers can communicate with the control room via intercom.

Technical Facts: * 600 ton per hour insulated "ultra drum," which is warm mix and RAP compatible, * 120,000 CFM bag house with 400 HP variable frequency drives, * 10 — 10 feet  x 16 feet cold feed bins, 100 tons each, * 3 — 10 feet  x 15 feet RAP bins, * 4 — 35,000 gallon vertical asphalt tanks, * 1,000 gallon calibration tank, * Automatic sampling station for Quality Control, * 2,000 gallon anti-strip tank and automated metering pump, * 2,000,000 BTU hot oil heaters, * 9 — 300 ton hot storage silos, 2,700 tons of storage.

Tilcon New York Inc produces construction materials and provides road construction services in New York and New Jersey.We operate quarries, asphalt plants and material recycling facilities and offer heavy highway construction and paving. Our quality materials are transported throughout our region by truck, barge and rail.We have worked on some of the most iconic and prestigious projects in our region. Our stone can be found in the Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan, beneath New York City streets in the Second Ave Subway and on Governors Island. We have paved at Newark Liberty International Airport, Teterboro Airport and the Lincoln Tunnel.

Tilcon is part of the Oldcastle Materials Group, which is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving services in the USA.

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