Construction projects require a strong base of stone and aggregates to give them the strength they need to do their jobs over their lifetime. Because of the importance they have in their products, concrete and asphalt producers look for the best and most reliable aggregate providers to work with. Based in Maryland, Savage Stone LLC says it has become known as one of the most successful and reliable providers of crushed granite for the construction industry, and that’s due in large part to the quality of its equipment at its granite quarry as well as the strength and guidance of its parent company, Aggregate Management Inc.
“Savage Stone offers a full line of quality crushed-stone aggregates serving the contracting industry,” the company says. “We supply materials for many of the area’s largest concrete and asphalt producers, as well as commercial and residential projects of all sizes.
“Savage Stone also offers rip rap products for marine projects and shoreline protection, as well as fill and clay materials,” the company continues.
Dedicated to Quality
Founded in 2006, Savage Stone says its convenient location along U.S. Route 1 makes it an easy choice for customers who need large quantities of crushed stone aggregates and require quick and efficient service. The company says its aggregate is available for customers to pick up from the quarry facility or can be delivered upon request.
Savage Stone typically ships between 600 and 1,000 truckloads of aggregate every day to its customers throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, but that wouldn’t be possible without a facility consisting of the most advanced and reliable equipment in the industry. The company says its quarry facility in Jessup, Md., is one of the most effective in the industry.
The company’s dedication to doing things the right way is evident in every facet of the facility’s operation, all the way down to its dust abatement efforts. According to published reports, Savage Stone has two water trucks continuously spraying down the majority of the facility as well as two sweeper trucks working constantly to keep dust down to a minimum. The company also has paved the most heavily traveled areas around the facility in a further effort to keep trucks and equipment from kicking up dust.
Savage Stone’s quarry in Jessup is ideally located, giving the numerous large-scale construction projects going on in the Baltimore metropolitan area easy access to the quarry’s aggregate. The company also emphasizes the technological advantages its facility has, which give it a clear edge in producing the highest-quality aggregate possible.
The company’s Jessup facility has been designed with a two-plant design. One plant focuses on the primary crushing while a second plant concentrates on additional crushing to create the finished aggregate. According to the company, trucks haul granite shot rock mined out of the quarry to its state-of-the-art Lippmann 5062 Jaw Crusher. A vibrating grizzly feeder brings the granite to the primary crusher or to a triple-deck screener where rip rap is screened out and stockpiled.
Once the granite passes through the primary crusher, it is taken next to twin Sandvik S 6800 gyratory secondary crushers where it is crushed into finer aggregate. From there, the aggregate is transported on five feeders to the finishing side of the plant for final crushing and screening.
On the finishing side of the plant, aggregate is screened across a triple-deck screen through a series of hydraulic gates. What’s left is crushed through gyratory crushers and then sent on to the finishing screen plant. There, the aggregate is passed through four four-deck screens.
Savage Stone is one of many aggregate, asphalt, concrete and block companies under the umbrella of Aggregate Management Inc., based in Laurel, Md.
Aggregate Management strives to provide the most comprehensive service it can to its customers. “As an American, privately held, family-owned business, we strive to deliver superior service and quality aggregate, ready-mix and asphalt products at competitive prices to all of our customers, large and small,” it says.
Aggregate Management’s subsidiaries include Allegany Aggregates in Maryland and West Virginia. “[Allegany Aggregates] furnishes material to projects for the West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, as well as to industrial jobsites and private developers,” the company says.
Fairfax Materials has three operating limestone quarries and one sandstone quarry as well as three ready-mix batch plants. Laurel Asphalt provides asphalt to large and small contractors for public and private projects. The company’s oldest subsidiary, S.W. Barrick and Sons, has been in operation since 1874.