The densely populated northeastern United States provides enormous opportunities for the sale of aggregates to the commercial, industrial, construction, and restoration markets. Holliston Sand Company is the leading producer of high quality sands in New England. It has supplied golf and synthetic turf fields, filtration facilities, and others with high quality sand and natural stone products since 1970 from its Slatersville, Rhode Island, location. Holliston Sand prides itself on its commitment to providing superior quality products and services.
The company's filtration sands are nature's own filter media and must be carefully washed, sized, and graded to meet stringent industry specifications. These filter-media products are certified under NSF-61 by the National Sanitation Foundation and are suitable for municipal wastewater treatment, drinking water systems, pool filter systems, commercial and residential well drilling, and environmental monitoring wells.
In 2006 Holliston Sand's weighbridge was at the end of its usable life and needed to be replaced. The first choice for a supplier was METTLER TOLEDO, which had been providing service to the company for years. According to Carmine Iacuone, the facility's general manager, METTLER TOLEDO won the sale for the service relationship, competitive price, and software support. Holliston Sand purchased a 21-meter, steel-deck weighbridge, along with a JagXTREME terminal and an OverDrive software package for managing data from weighing transactions. Initially, the new weighbridge was set up for temporary use and then installed permanently when the foundation was ready. Sand can cause problems by collecting under a weighbridge and around its load cells. For the permanent installation, risers were used to position the weighbridge and its load cells above the ground. That provides easy access for clearing the area under the weighbridge and preventing frozen material from building up during the winter. The weighbridge is cleaned regularly and maintained properly to ensure a long life.
According to Iacuone: "We're very pleased with the equipment. The weighbridge is so accurate, local municipalities have asked to use it to certify their weighbridges. We've also experienced no lightning problems." Holliston Sand is planning to add another weighbridge in its dryer storage and dispensing area. The company's full-service packaging center, which is equipped with blending and filling stations, uses METTLER TOLEDO scales to ensure consistency in its palletized products. Overall product quality is verified by on-site testing laboratories, which use laboratory balances from METTLER TOLEDO.
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METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.