Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

David Simmons started out in 1986 with a front-end loader that he'd use for small lot clearing jobs and various agricultural work. He worked for himself and took on one job at a time. "I was right out of high school with one front-end loader," Simmons said.

MDS International, the Ireland-based manufacturer of the MDS rock trommel range and a contract fabrication provider, has recently made great strides with its introduction to the American market. Liam Murray, owner of MDS International, initially approached European Powerscreen dealers about offering his machines to the market and has experienced success with his company's MDS M515 track trommel in Europe and Australia's quarry industry.

Eastern Compost LLC, located in Battleboro, N.C., is benefiting from a new CBI (Terex) Magnum Force 5800BT grinder that the company purchased from Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic Inc. Employee John Fisher was most impressed with the features on the grinder. “To me this is the real voice of the grinders,” he said.

In the new millennium, construction companies are increasingly realizing the merit — and potential profits — of being environmentally responsible. No matter what business owners personally think about the impact of humans on the environment, most now certainly see how lucrative it can be to “go green.” Not only do these endeavors fill their coffers, but they are also a proven way to boost a firm’s cost savingsA good example of a company successfully adding green efforts to its business model is Columbia-based Armstrong Contractors, a full service site-work outfit that has been operating from the South Carolina capital since 1961.

Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic Inc. recently hosted an event premiering the AggreSand from Terex Washing Systems (TWS) at the Carolina Sunrock facility in Kittrell, N.C., as well as an event that followed at Carolina Sunrock’s facility in Butner, N.C., featuring the Matec System.

The Powerscreen Pegson XH320SR impact crusher has proven itself to be a wise purchase for an aggregate recycling company in Richmond, Va. Logan Aggregate Recycling Inc. was founded by husband-and-wife team Joe and Michelle Logan in the spring of 2010.

At an industrial zoned site in Forest Hill, Md., Celtic Demolition operates a recycling yard that converts construction debris to usable material at the same time it helps maintain air quality. The latter environmental feature is a consequence of Celtic's switch to a piece of machinery powered by a Tier IV-standards engine.

Last December Potomac Landfill in Dumfries, Va., decided to improve and expand upon its operations and purchase additional screening equipment from Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic Inc. (the authorized dealer for Powerscreen crushing and screening equipment in both the Virginias and Carolinas).

A Raleigh-based company has found a way to move material out of its quarries that it believes will save dump trucks full of money over time. Carolina Sunrock LLC, a construction materials firm that supplies aggregates, asphalt and concrete to construction projects across the Southeast, has recently begun handling and transporting rock out of its new Woodsdale quarry in Person County via conveyor belt.

In a year of one hurricane after another, one contractor can't help but think back two years ago to the work he did in North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Isabel. On Sept. 12, 2003, the storm tore a path of destruction through Cape Hatteras, NC, with winds up to gale force 10.

With only 21 days left until the "Greatest Show in Dirt" arrives in Charlotte, NC, Construction Equipment Guide is proud to announce two more special guests for the Charlotte Construction Expo on Dec. 1 and 2: Mark Packer, host of the WFNZ radio show, "Primetime with the Packman," the No.