Polaris Materials opens aggregate terminal in the California

A Panamax ship carrying 77,000 tons of aggregates from the Orca sand and gravel quarry, made the first delivery into Vancouver-based Polaris Materials’ new terminal in the Port of Long Beach. 

The products were offloaded using a new computerized conveying and stacking system specifically designed to maintain the integrity of the gravel products when stockpiled in large quantities.

These materials are intended for projects demanding high technical performance and the company has been promoting product quality to consulting engineers and specifiers.

Polaris Materials’ chief executive, Herb Wilson, said: “The arrival of the first ship into the Long Beach terminal was a milestone event that went smoothly and proved the value of the innovative berthing solution the company developed.

“The large product inventory now available on the site enables us to actively pursue supplying major projects and infrastructure where the high performance characteristics of concrete made with the Orca aggregate can add considerable value.” 

“We are pleased that our marketing plans are back on track and are actively supporting new initiatives intended to make the logistics more efficient. 

“The market in San Francisco remains strong and the east Bay market is beginning to improve through increased housing development, an inevitable reaction to the high property values in the San Francisco to San Jose corridor.”


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