Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Eureka! Sand For The Golden State

Our load out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin was sand going out to California. When Ed called about the load, he said to the agent, "They don't have sand in California?"

Red Flint Sand and Gravel, has what Exxon Mobil Oil Refinery in California needs.
In these "bins" were colorful rock with names like Pink & Pepper, Ginger Gems and Almond Drop. But we weren't getting any of that pretty stuff, we were getting sacks of sand.

Red Flint Sand & Gravel provides industrial minerals and water filtration media. At Exxon Mobil, the guy Ed talked to said they use it to create "beds" to filter jet fuel through. Who knew?

It's interesting though, what we haul back and forth across the country. One year we hauled lumber from a Home Depot in Washington State to a military base in Delaware. They don't have a Home Depot in Delaware?? We often joke about how you'll see, for instance, trucks hauling logs, passing each other on the highway, one of them going east, the other west. The good thing about our business is that there always seems to be an endless supply of stuff that needs to go somewhere else.

California needs sand? We're on it.

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