Aggregates producer Pennsy Supply Inc. opened a new, state-of-the-art Gencor 400 tph Drum Mix Asphalt Plant in Lebanon, Pa. Two years in the making, the new plant’s major goal was to increase the asphalt production rate without jeopardizing quality.
The plant offers specific environmental benefits. It reduces noise pollution in the area, being mindful of its neighbors and surroundings, and using the latest technology, the new plant has reduced emissions output, putting it well ahead of environmental emissions standards, according to the company.
The Prescott Asphalt Plant is able to produce up to 400 tph, allowing Pennsy to keep up with increasing asphalt demands in the region. “It was becoming more and more difficult to meet the needs with our older plant,” said Derek Vanderslice, vice president of the Asphalt Division for Pennsy Supply. “The new asphalt plant will allow us to meet the existing needs, as well as continue to grow in the future.”
Based in Harrisburg, Pa. and serving the greater Harrisburg and Lancaster markets, Pennsy Supply is one of south central Pennsylvania’s leading suppliers of aggregate, concrete and asphalt with numerous paving crews, and also operates a rail yard out of Annville, Pa. The company is part of the Mid-Atlantic Group of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., which includes Slusser Brothers in West Hazleton, Pa.; and Pioneer Concrete in Wilmington, Del. Serving the region for more than 90 years, Pennsy operates 13 quarries producing crushed stone, sand and high-calcium limestone, 10 asphalt plants and eight concrete plants. With more than 500 employees, the company has earned local, regional and national recognition for its community efforts.