LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE USED AS ICE CHAT IMPROVES SAFETY FROM WINTER WEATHER

 

The surprisingly extreme winter conditions in North Texas produced uncommon amounts of accumulated precipitation – ice and snow – in the first two weeks of February 2011. Although the inclement weather curtailed sales to most of our customers, the weather did provide the opportunity to address needs in the maintenance marketplace.

 

ARCOSA’s Streetman Expanded Shale Plant successfully delivered over 12,000 cubic yards (CYDS) of Grade 5 Modified “Ice Chat” to several TXDOT Districts, Local County and City Maintenance Units, as well as several private institutions. (Note: see below for more information on “Ice Chat.”) Interestingly, a finer blend of the material was also used on some of the walkways around the Dallas Cowboy Stadium during Super Bowl XLV.

Grade 5 Modified “Ice Chat” is primarily used to reduce vehicle “skidding” on icy patches on roads and bridges. Its dark, contrasting color is deliberately designed to alert motorists of potential icy and/or hazardous conditions on overpasses and curves in the road.

Additional benefits using Grade 5 Modified “Ice Chat” is a reduction in the clean-up efforts normally needed with competitive products. “Ice Chat” provides a significant reduction in maintenance, as well as liability costs, as no dangerous sweeping is required. The material weighs half as much as most competitive products so once the ice melts, the traffic flow will “sweep” the excess material off to the shoulder of the road by simple tire rotation.

 

The Grade 5 Modified product is a (-3/8) blend of material specifically designed for weather related applications and can also be used for other maintenance applications such as “Pot Hole Patcher Aggregate” and cleaning up certain chemical spills

PENNSYLVANIA

ALIQUIPPA

100 Woodlawn

Aliquippa PA 15001

OHIO

CCET

931 Round Bottom Road

Milford OH 45150

PENNSYLVANIA

J&K Salvage

1099 Kings Mill Road

York PA 17403

NEW JERSEY

SMS Rail

3 Osprey Court

Logan Township NJ 08014

OHIO

Arcosa - National Lime & Stone

1428 Waynesburg Dr. SE

Canton OH 44708

KENTUCKY

ARCOSA

1797 Coral Ridge Road

Brooks KY 40109

ILLINOIS

Ozinga Lemont

11400 Old Lemont Road

Lemont IL 60439

LOUISIANA

ARCOSA

12652 Airline Hwy

Erwinville LA 70729

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INDIANA

ARCOSA

6618 North Tidewater Road

Mooresville IN 46158

PENNSYLVANIA

Boyertown Transload

300 Rear Old Reading Pike

Boyertown PA 19512

MICHIGAN

Sargent Dock

5606 N Westervelt

Saginaw MI 48604

Missouri

Bruce Oakley - St. Louis

1 Angelica Street

St. Louis MO 63147

ALABAMA

ARCOSA

201 Industrial Street

Livingston AL 35470

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