What started as a simple idea has manifested itself here before us. For over two years we have worked tirelessly to create and construct Repurpose Aggregates from a thought to the plant you see below. Repurpose Aggregates is a product of Harford Minerals, developed through a major investment in wet processing plant equipment from CDE Group. The plant has been operational since May 2022 but today officially we are open for business.
This plant is the biggest investment the company has ever made. It processes 250 tons of input material per hour, and produces six different kinds of sand, stone, and clay aggregates with a huge spectrum of practical uses. Through the innovative wet wash process, material is separated and cleaned so that it is once again valuable construction material of similar if not better quality to virgin materials. Now we possess the capability to supply high-grade, reliable materials to the local region, including the first recycled sand available in the Mid-Atlantic region.
We see how much potential the Mid-Atlantic has to change the American landscape; implementing reuse practices and Repurpose Aggregates is the best way to make sure we can fulfill every opportunity that is presented to us. Sand is the second most excavated natural resource on the planet behind only water. The time for this technology is now. 95% of the materials processed by Repurpose Aggregates is diverted from landfills. Our facility is projected to annually divert 2,800 tons of carbon from our atmosphere, equivalent to planting 134,000 trees.
There are so many people to thank along the way:
CDE Group has consistently blown away our expectations in their continued partnership. On every level, we have experienced a superb level of reliability, expertise, and true passion for the mission. We are confident in our product because we are confident in CDE Group. We look forward to your partnership for many years to come.
There are so many other people that I need to thank but thank you to our speakers: Senator Bob Cassilly, District A Councilman Andre Johnson, Len Parrish, Steve Johnson, Andrew Cassilly, and Darren Eastwood.
Additionally, we would like to thank supporters like, The Office of the MD Governor, Hartford County Government, Maryland Department of Commerce, Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland State Highway Administration, M&T Bank, Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), Maryland Federal Highway and so many more.
It is a major challenge to change mindsets in an industry as traditional as construction and development. Today is a chance to show you why enterprises such as these are so important. We look forward to the hard work ahead.
The Team at Repurpose Aggregates