Portable Batch Plants
The following projects were completed using our portable batch plants:
KDOT Project – U.S. Highway 50 in Reno County Kansas
Project Details: Highway 50 was completely removed, upgraded and replaced, while keeping traffic flowing throughout the duration of the project.
Capacity Required: 97,000 yards of base, pavement, and shoulders.
KDOT Project – I-235 and 13th Street Flyover Bridge in Wichita, Kansas
Project Details: Consisted of two flyover bridges spanning 2,273 and 1,690 feet long respectively.
Capacity Required: Mass concrete was needed to reduce the risk for thermal cracking while concrete cured.
Large Scale Commercial Projects
Lyons Salt Mine Project – Lyons. Kansas
Project Details: Set up a portable concrete plant on the surface — 1,000 feet above the Lyons Salt Mine to provide concrete to the mine below.
Capacity Required: Provided 13,000 cubic yards of low heat hydration self-consolidating concrete. Concrete was created by utilizing the salt brine as mix water.
Lincoln Street Dam and Bridge – Wichita, Kansas
Project Details: Replacement dam and bridge completed just downstream from downtown Wichita. The unique part of this project was the mass concrete for the pours on the dam. A low heat of hydration was required on these pours so that the concrete didn’t generate too much heat while curing.
Capacity Required: Successfully poured almost 4,000 yards of mass concrete for the project.
KC-46A Hangar Project – McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS
Project Details: Set up a portable concrete plant to supply material to McConnell Air Force Base for 3 separate hangars to house the new KC-46A refueling planes.
Capacity Required: Successfully provided 65,000 cubic yards of airfield pavement and structural concrete to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
New Eisenhower Airport Terminal and Apron
Project Details: The City of Wichita constructed a new airport terminal and apron adjacent to the existing facility.
Capacity required: The project required 27,000 cubic yards of concrete in applications ranging from FAA P-501 pavement, structural lightweight in elevated decks, and exposed aggregate designs for architectural uses.
Caney River Wind Farm – Near Howard, Kansas
Project Details: Set up portable plant to provide concrete materials for aggressive pour schedules for 111 turbine foundations.
Capacity Required: 111 foundations poured in 3 months.
Post Rock Wind Farm – Near Ellsworth, Kansas
Project Details: Set up a portable plant in rural area to provide concrete materials for 134 turbine foundations.
Capacity Required: 134 foundations using 36,000 yards of concrete were poured in 4 months.
Flat Ridge II Wind Farm – Harper County, Kansas
Project Details: Set up portable high-production plant to provide the concrete materials for 294 turbine foundations on a fast-track schedule.
Capacity Required: 294 foundations poured on a fast-track schedule and farm became fully functional in December 2012.
Cimarron Bend Windfarm – Mineola, Kansas
Project Details: Set up two portable plants in a rural area to provide concrete materials for 200 turbine foundations.
Capacity Required: 200 foundations using 67,000 yards of concrete were poured at a rate of 2-4 foundations per day.