Re: Was: cement travel: Small town cement dealers

Cyril Durrenberger

That is usually called a concrete batch plant.  Where they mix the cement and fly ash with sand and gravel, sometimes other things and water to make concrete which is then sent to the construction site.  For large projects they may mix the concrete on site.

Cyril Durrenberger

--- On Sat, 11/20/10, Nathan <obermeyern@...> wrote:

From: Nathan <obermeyern@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Was: cement travel: Small town cement dealers
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:42 AM


I've really enjoyed the discussion on the cement plants. I just want to confirm that the cement plants being discussed are the ones that produce the actual cement raw material that is then later mixed with sand/etc to make concrete.

My interest lies in the small town cement dealers who would receive that product produced at the cement plants via the railroad and then mix the cement with sand/etc and then sell it to the local community like Petersen's Redi-mix would in Blue Rapids, KS. I will upload a picture of the plant circa 1950s-1960s in the photo section under the album named "Obermeyer photo album" in the photo section.

Petersen's had the Big Blue River and sand pits near by so they wouldn't need to bring sand in by rail, but they would require the cement.



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