"To succeed in Las Vegas, you need the right equipment."
Those who develop the infrastructure for the booming Las Vegas construction market, place heavy demands on their concrete suppliers.
Less than four short years ago, Galen Stockton, Vice President, and Ennis Jordan, President of All Star Transit Mix Inc., a previous fledgling independent, took over the company and turned it into a great success story. Out of 5 million yards of concrete poured last year, Galen's company had already earned a 10% market share. The keys to this remarkable turnaround?
"Market knowledge, the right mix of people, and of course, the right new equipment investments" says Stockton. Stockton, a native of Las Vegas, knows the local construction industry, and having previously run material processing operations for RInker Materials, he knows crushing. When it came to choosing the right crushing equipment for launching Buffalo Building Materials, the recycle crushing devision of All Star, they chose Lippmann.
"We looked at different manufacturers and felt comfortable with Lippmann. Lippmann has a good name. We didn't want the cheapest crushing equipment, we wanted the best equipment for the long haul. We liked the logical design of Lippmann's 4800 Impactor Plant. Lippmann was also flexible with us, converting from diesel to electric to meet our needs." said Stockton.
The heart of the 4800 plant is Lippmann's 4248LP Impact Crusher, a brute that features a heavy-duty rotor built to handle the daily punishment of recycle crushing. The plant is currently processing concrete at a remarkable 275 tons (US) per hour for Buffalo Building Materials.
"Portability was also a big factor with our multiple sites," says Stockton. "We can easily move the Lippmann plant in on load rather than four or five. Set up is quick, particularly with the hydraulic package we bought."
Is your recycle or aggregate business positioned for success? Make sure you choose equipment you can rely on.