Granite says it has recently opened the Big Rock Aggregate and Asphalt Plant in Llan. Big Rock will provide aggregate and asphalt to private and public customers in northern and western Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, and San Bernardino counties.
The company says the plant uses technology to be able to produce 11 aggregate materials simultaneously with the flexibility to modify finished products as the market demands. The aggregate plant will also recycle 134,000 gallons of water per hour with a combination of dewatering screens, low-water washers, and water clarifiers. The asphalt plant optimizes the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement and warm-mix asphalt, two products that conserve raw materials and energy, cut emissions from operations and improve conditions for workers, the statement says.
“Granite’s investment in our construction materials business demonstrates a commitment to aggregate and asphalt production in key markets across our vertically-integrated footprint,” said Brad Estes, Granite’s vice-president of construction and materials.
“We expect Big Rock to fill a need for high-quality construction materials in the northern LA market for many years to come.We are pleased to bring this new plant online as part of our continued expansion in Southern California.”
Big Rock is Granite’s 76th materials facility. Granite’s construction materials business stretches across the western United States, and it specializes in recycling operations, aggregate plants, and asphalt plants, which supply external customers and support Granite’s vertically integrated business.