There was a large turnout of customers in Pleasant Valley this week as we prepare for a busy 2019 construction season. Over the last several years, many changes and updates have occurred as we invest to respond to customer needs. As costs rise, and the scarcity of truck drivers is felt by all, Peckham continues to work to lower the time trucks are in the plants.
In Pleasant Valley, we converted our asphalt plant from a batch tower to a continuous mix drum plant with six silos. This allows us to store over 1000 tons of ready-to-sell blacktop, ensuring the trucks will not be held up. Over at the quarry, we’ve added new loaders that can cycle faster, knocking waiting and loading time down as much as possible.
Approximately 150 employees from NYSDOT, Dutchess County DPW, various town highway departments and local private contractors joined us for this two-day training and education experience.
In addition to plant safety, we had a representative from the Federal Highway Administration, Emmett McDevitt, speak to everyone on work zone safety. We followed with a tour of the HMA plant, quarry and lunch. Attendees on both days came away with a better understanding of how to perform their job safely and of Peckham’s safety culture. We look forward to seeing more customers at future events.