Kespry says Illinois-based Wendling Quarries is using its drone-based aerial intelligence platform for tracking inventory, estimating production, planning overburden management and improving worker safety.
Tony Manatt, owner and president of Wendling Quarries, says the company chose Kespry for the ease of use and to have its data in the cloud.
“With frequent technology changes, I loved the fact that we’d lease and get technology updates along with the use of the drone for surveying. I liked the ability to upgrade through a lease. I liked the simplicity of flying it and downloading data the same day, and that it is iPad-based with no joystick,” Mannat adds.
Wendling Quarries also uses Kespry across its entire cycle as well as reclamation surveying when it closes quarries. In addition, the drone helps the company understand how much reserve the company has in the bottom stone ledge at a quarry.
“We use it on the planning side to know inventory of bank tons available. Our quarry development team can come to a meeting, pull up some survey work and know if we’ve got the ledge available to meet the salespeople’s needs”, Manatt concludes.
Paul Ross, vice president of marketing, at Kespry, says: “We created Kespry’s inventory management capabilities specifically for companies like Wendling Quarries that require exacting precision when it comes to measuring and managing the material that ultimately is the lifeblood of their business.”
Wending Quarries produces crushed stone, sand, gravel and asphalt mix and processes recycled concrete and asphalt in 12 counties throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The company manages around 40 quarries, 11 sandpits, seven crushing plants and eight wash plants.