Construction material supplier Brox Industries expanded its facilities at one of the largest asphalt plants in the Northeast.
The Massachusetts-based company, which has supplied asphalt, stone and sand products to the pavement and construction markets for more than 50 years, sought to increase production by replacing the existing facility at its rock quarry operation in Dracut, Massachusetts. The original plant was capable of producing up to 900 tons-per-hour of hot mix asphalt; the new plant is 235 feet long with 24-foot-high walls, and includes silos, conveyor systems, soils building, quality control building, and a new scale house.
The contractor, Southern New Hampshire Poured Concrete Construction, used 3,000 square feet of Doka's framed formwork Frami to construct both the footing sides and the walls. Because the contractor had a short timeframe for the new plant, keeping on schedule was of utmost importance. Being able to use one lightweight system and reuse the components proved to be a real time-saver on this project.