Page 36 - HUB-4 Magazine Issue 79
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 Washing & Screening
J.A. Jackson builds a sustainable future
with CDE wash plant investment
The Lancashire firm has integrated a new solution to their site in a bid to meet increased demand...
J.A. Jackson, part of the Fox Group, has installed their third major project with wet processing experts CDE which will see them produce over 10,000 tonnes of washed material weekly.
Established in 1967, J.A. Jackson is a supplier of building materials, aggregates and ready-mix concrete as well as providing skip hire and haulage services.
Working out of sites in Preston, Leyland and Lancaster, J.A. Jackson supply quarried and recycled aggregates but increased demand for their products has boosted the need for more material recovery.
Long-standing partnership
The family run business has been working with CDE since 2010 when they installed their first wash plant at their 90- achre site in Fullwood which was processing between 80-120tph, and over the years was gradually upgraded to a 150tph plant.
Due to the long-standing relationship, J.A. Jackson had confidence in CDE’s expertise to design a solution which would increase the amount of material they could process to meet current market demands.
Commenting on the relationship, David Scott, Health Safety and Operations Manager at J.A. Jackson said: “There were a number of reasons why we’re continuing our partnership with CDE, firstly is that we’ve always been delivered a solution to suit business needs and received great support from the local team to ensure the smooth operation and development of our plant
“When we bought the plant in 2010, we were told to expect a 10-year life span, the plant has already outlasted that at 13 years, so we knew CDE’s solution is designed to last. Some of the team commissioning our new plant had worked on the first one in 2010, and we were really reassured working with a team that we knew understood our site.”
Sustainability at the heart of the solution
At the centre of J.A. Jackson’s decision making is sustainability. In recent years, they have seen increased demand for recycled aggregates opposed to virgin limestone materials,
David comments: “Five to six years ago recycled aggregates were considered second rate, customers would prefer to pay the extra £2 per tonne to use virgin limestone materials. That landscape has completely changed and now we have a large demand for our recycled materials. Our single size aggregates and sand have proven to be very popular, we also produce a recycled Type 1 MOT from the clean oversize from the wash plant, giving a higher quality product when compared to dry processing. We are confident in the quality of our recycled products and trials have shown the quality to be equal to virgin materials.”
As well as that, J.A. Jackson chose to continue partnering with CDE as it was more sustainable for their business as David continues: “We have been able to retain the main feed conveyor and aggregates processing section with the additional plant. CDE were able to design a plant to seamlessly integrate the elements we could keep from the original plant, which is a much more sustainable solution for us and a large part of the reason for working with CDE again.”
Feed material entering R4500 primary scalping unit
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