Tennessee Materials Corp. (TMC) of Savannah, Tenn., announced that a new barge is being shipped from its new limestone quarry located at Linden, Tenn., mile marker 145.8 on the Tennessee River.
TMC has six quarries currently permitted with the Linden site being the latest to come online. “Linden is our jewel on the Tennessee River,” said company CEO Charles Smith.
TMC has an estimated 160 million tons of limestone rock on the Tennessee River with an existing load-out facility. This is a prime location for shipping aggregate down to the Gulf of Mexico via the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway.
This first barge is being towed by Crounse Corp. and is to be delivered to Aberdeen, Miss. to be off-loaded. TMC hopes to ramp production at the Linden site to 1.5 million tons per year shipped via barge.
Other operations of TMC are located at Savannah and Stantonville, Tenn., Bremen, Ala., and Mayflower, Ark. New sites for 2012 will be located at Crump, Tenn., and Muscle Shoals, Ala.