Topeka, Kan.-based Custom Dredge Works (CDW) recently delivered a new 14 inch, electric powered, chain ladder dredge to Legacy Materials.
Located in Booneville, Iowa, just outside of West Des Moines, Legacy Materials is a new, women-owned and women-operated aggregate mining operation that will supply sand and gravel aggregate to concrete and asphalt manufacturers in the Des Moines metropolitan area.
The new dredge has two unique characteristics. It is electric powered, which will greatly reduce or eliminate air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution, and ongoing maintenance requirements. Its chain ladder cutting system will allow the dredge to mine effectively and efficiently in the presence of large rock, cobble, and other debris indicative of aggregate deposits in this area of Booneville adjacent to the Raccoon River.
“Our focus was to design and deliver a world-class flagship dredge to Legacy Materials,” says Custom Dredge Works’ President John Jones. “We believe that we have achieved that, and we are excited to see how this aggressive and cutting-edge dredge will aid Legacy in its rise to be one of the top aggregate mining operations in Iowa.”
“As a family-owned business ourselves, we are excited to work with another family-owned and oriented business in Custom Dredge Works. We choose CDW because of their reputation of quality and being the overall best value,” said Misty Wittern Lee, CEO and president of Legacy Materials. “At Legacy Materials, we pride ourselves in being a quality supplier that treats our customers like family. We recognize CDW is a leading global supplier in their industry and shares a common commitment to their customers.
“Our experience with CDW exceeded our expectations. Their employees conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and most importantly CDW met our aggressive project timeline from a manufacturing perspective,” she added.