Nugent Sand Co. Signs Agreement to Purchase a New Dredge

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Posted September 10, 2018

An agreement for a new Marlin Class electric dredge purchase between Nugent Sand Co. of Louisville, Ky., and DSC Dredge, LLC was confirmed following the NSSGA 2018 Annual Convention and AGG1 Expo, held in Houston, Texas.

“NSSGA provides an excellent setting for aggregate producers and suppliers to engage and generate solutions for their requirements,” said Tom Nugent, president of Nugent Sand Co., who also serves on the NSSGA Board of Directors. “DSC Dredge listened to our needs, evaluated our production specifications, and helped us make the right choice for Nugent Sand Co.”

DSC Dredge team members Lyn Condict, Bill Wetta, and Charlie Johnson participated in and exhibited at the recent NSSGA expo and convention. “The NSSGA environment is conducive to networking, exchanging of ideas, thus creating opportunities for all who attend and actively contribute,” Condict said. “We are eager to deliver this new DSC Marlin Class electric dredge in early 2019 and help Nugent Sand Co. accomplish their specific production goals.”

Nugent Sand Co. dates back to 1896 when the Nugent family began mining sand. Today, Nugent Sand Co. produces sand and gravel for commercial, residential, and infrastructure projects. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Nugent Sand Co. has seven locations throughout Kentucky and Indiana with the ability to distribute products by truck, rail, or barge. Nugent Sand serves customers with ASTM- and DOT-approved materials in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

DSC Dredge, LLC will produce a fully electric powered cutter head suction dredge that will mine to a depth of 80-feet, with estimated production of 700 tons per hour. This new Marlin Class dredge will be delivered to a mine site which has been operated by Nugent Sand Co. for more than 30 years. Other areas of the property were previously dredged, but this DSC Marlin dredge will operate in a pit currently being dry-mined down to the water table. The dredge will feed a dewatering wheel before material is conveyed to the processing plant.

Source: Aggregates Manager