* Keeping the plants running whenever possible. "We try to run all day," [Paul Reiner] says. The plant will operate all night if paving jobs dictate that service. "When you run these plants steady, it's a lot more cost-effective," Reiner says. "You're not turning your motors on and off. You're keeping everything hot." That, too, involves using reliable products that keep the plant up and running, he says.
PLANT MATTERS No waiting Lindy Paving keeps customers happy and moving with trio of Gencor asphalt plants in Pittsburgh Technology L indy Paving leaders know area. “We put out a consistently good there is no substitute for product. We preach making it right, increases speed quality. They have a trophy making the best mix. That comes Keeping trucks moving is a bene- case that proves the point first.” fit that customers notice; quick turn- — including two presti- But product quality is just the first around fosters customer loyalty and gious NAPA honors: the Diamond step in Lindy’s success story; there helps generate considerable repeat Achievement Award, for excellent are others, including: business. “We pride ourselves in not site operations, and the Sheldon G. 1) Be fast — keep trucks moving, having a line or a wait,” Reiner says. Hayes award, for exceptional paving get materials delivered to the jobsite. “We get trucks in and out.” work. 2) Be efficient with the plant oper- That can prove difficult because That excellence starts at the plant. ations — specifically, get the most out paving specs often require three “We strive to do the best in every- of the equipment and take advantage drops of mix into a truck. Meet- thing we can,” says Paul Reiner, gen- of innovations and new technology. ing the need for speed — and three eral manager at Lindy Paving, with 3) Be efficient with fuel to help keep drops — is one of several ways tech- three locations in the Pittsburgh asphalt prices as low as possible. nology comes into play at Lindy. (Continued on page 62) 60 asphalt contractor • November 2008 The Quick Draw Silo Lindy Paving counts on the Quick Draw Silo technology to keep pa
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