Grand River ordered its MileMaker with a design that allows for RAP production when needed. Bradler says the plant is flexible enough to allow for easy changes between mix designs, but adds that such is rarely the case.
"Our core mixes are generally a base mix, an intermediate mix and a top," he says. "Mind you, each one of those could contain RAP depending on what is spec'd for that particular job."
Grand River is currently entering the last months of its first full year with the MileMaker, and Bradler says they could not be happier with the way things have gone.
"We had a couple of small issues when we first went online, but that's to be expected with any new equipment, let alone something as big as this. But those minor hiccups were quickly resolved by ADM, and we were back in no time. They also did a nice job training our people so startup would be smooth; I can't say enough about the role they played."
"We are fortunate to have a good location, a decent, reliable client base in this area and an outstanding person at the helm in Mr. Osborne," says Bradler. "Couple all that with the productivity we've seen we can get can get out of the new ADM plant and we feel confident that we are very well-situated for the long-term."