DID YOU KNOW?
In the United States, close to 80 million tons of reclaimed asphalt are reused annually in new roads and parking lots. When it comes to sustainability, asphalt is 100% reusable and is the best option. N.B. West was one of the first in Missouri to incorporate RAP and Shingles. And they have consistently increased their usage percentages at their plants since 2009.
For nearly six decades, N.B. West Contracting has been instrumental in tackling projects of all sizes across Eastern Central Missouri. They provide a full range of services including heavy highway work, local county and municipal roads, and building parking lots. Their fleet of cold-milling machines and other specialty equipment travel throughout the Midwest, to help other contractors complete unique projects.
N.B. West owns a small Terex-Finlay screen plant, purchased in 2011, which they still use today. “In our industry, having something that you can still use 9 years later, day in and day out, at the same production levels as when you purchased it gives you confidence in a brand.” - Chris West
N.B. West has two conveniently located offices and four asphalt plants, which allows them to provide efficient and economical supplies to projects throughout the region. Their recent investment in a NEW Terex Finlay I-100RS tracked impact crusher will be a game changer for them. With variable speed, this impact crusher gives operators unprecedented levels of field efficiency and production. Working in tandem with their current fleet, all milled asphalt will be reused as Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) at one of their four Missouri asphalt plants.
Third generation family member and current Vice President, Chris West, has some inspiring plans for the new crusher. West Contracting will be operating the machine at their headquarters site in Pacific, MO as well as their stationary and portable asphalt plant sites. The I-100RS will be used in asphalt and potentially concrete recycling applications. The single handling of RAP played a big part in the decision to add the new Terex-Finlay machine to their operation.
“Coming from a screen deck, and then a small screen/crushing unit, the Terex I-100RS allows us to process RAP one time, and one time only. We don’t have to hire an outside firm to come in and crush our oversize RAP or plant waste. We can do it all internally now. Other factors included speed (TPH), low maintenance, low fuel consumption, impact bar vs blow bars, and the T-Link systems which allows us to monitor all of this.” - Chris West
“Modern Tech Equipment Owner, Micheal McCusker, and Regional Sales Manager, Doug Hill, have personally been there for us the entire time. They have been helping us train multiple employees to run the machine, helped us with maintenance and the purchase of the most efficient impact bars and screens, and helped install the T-Link system and weigh belts. We know they stand behind what they sold and will help us with it for years to come!” - Chris West