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Polaris Materials opens aggregates terminal in Long Beach

By |  July 27, 2015

Polaris Materials Corp. opened an aggregates terminal in the Port of Long Beach in California.

According to Polaris, the terminal took its first delivery July 19 from a self-discharging Panamax ship carrying 77,000 tons of agggregates from the company’s Orca Quarry in Port McNeill, British Columbia. Products were offloaded using a computerized conveying and stacking system specifically designed to maintain the integrity of gravel products when stockpiled in large quantities, Polaris adds.

“The large product inventory now available on the (port) site enables us to actively pursue supplying major projects and infrastructure,” says Herb Wilson, president and CEO.

Wilson adds that the San Francisco market remains strong and that the east Bay market is beginning to improve because of increased housing development.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or

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