New quarrying venture
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
UK-based HD Ricketts is aiming to diversify its business with a venture into aggregate production and has invested in a new Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak 3-way split mobile screen. The hauling company worked with Finlay Central to specify the screen for use at its Weeford Quarry base in the West Midlands and is being used to produce six size of single size material.
The company previously specialised in delivery of sand and gravel but has moved into quarrying after gaining a licence to operate Weeford. Quarried materials from Weeford include building, concreting and plastering sand, washed and graded gravels and decorative gravels.
HD Ricketts managing director Adrian Ricketts said, “As a haulage business selling sand and gravel, we decided that a natural progression for the business was to make our own sand and gravel product. It gives us the flexibility to deliver bespoke products, and supply exactly what the customer needs. We have chosen the new Terex Finlay screen because we have enjoyed a good working relationship with Finlay Central for a number of years.”