Asphalt ROI: Part 6 of a 6-Part Series
If you’re already in the asphalt production business, you may be considering a newer, larger capacity plant. Just as you did before buying your first plant, consider your market size, location, long-term expenses and plant features when examining the costs and potential savings of buying a new plant.
A more efficient, larger capacity plant — such as the EX Series, which produces as much as 425 tph — will not only allow your company to take on more projects, but bigger projects, as well. Plus, a newer plant will reduce maintenance costs and emissions while offering a better mix consistency.
If you’re a plant owner looking to upgrade components, it’s worthwhile to consider newer, high-quality ADM parts. Improved components such as baghouses will help you reduce emissions, and recycle systems allow cost-efficient recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) to be used in the hot mix. Better quality storage tanks in modern plants offer a more economical way to store and monitor pricey liquid asphalt cement. And newer storage silos provide a way to keep freshly mixed asphalt at an ideal, constant temperature until it is ready to be discharged.
All of these factors should be considered when weighing the costs and benefits of upgrading a plant.