Posillico’s Major Capital Investment at Their Asphalt Recycling and Production Facility
On June 19, 2013, Posillico Materials announced the unveiling of their new rail siding and materials transfer depot. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place to showcase this and other energy saving and carbon reduction measures, including asphalt recycling, in the completion of phase one of this major capital project in conjunction with the Town of Babylon Industrial Development Association.
Farmingdale, New York (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
On June 19, 2013, Posillico Materials announced the unveiling of their new rail siding and materials transfer depot. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place to showcase this and other energy saving and carbon reduction measures, as well as asphalt recycling technologies, in the completion of phase one of this major capital project, in conjunction with the Town of Babylon Industrial Development Association.
The project completion enables most of the materials that are required for asphalt production to be shipped via rail rather than truck. The new rail system and improved plant layout reduces fugitive dust and also eliminates 5,000 truck trips from local streets and highways annually. These changes result in reduced net fuel consumption and less CO2 emissions.
Astec Industries has been working with Posillico's engineering and material experts since 1971 to help lead the region with asphalt recycling technologies and other beneficial reuses of materials that would otherwise require landfilling as waste. Astec's Vice President of National Accounts Gail Mize said, "This recent expansion into receiving aggregates by rail will remove a considerable amount of traffic from the roads and goes far to demonstrate how good a neighbor Posillico is for the citizens of Babylon Township. Removing traffic count from the roads is always a good thing for the public, but is seldom possible."
The event was well attended by several elected officials and other dignitaries from various associations. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and he spoke about Posillico's hard work and people first approach. "This company is thriving and reinvesting because they get it and it's why they are one of the great companies we have in this region." Also on hand was Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer who spoke of the forward thinking of Posillico. "I knew we had to have them if we were going to guarantee a better future for the town of Babylon and Suffolk County Long Island," Schaffer said referring to the Town of Babylon's approval of Posillico's permit renewal in 1996.
Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Builders Institute and Suffolk County representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Mitchell H. Pally spoke about the environmental and economic impact of the new rail siding. "The creation of the new recycling center by Posillico is one of the most important environmental and economic developments to take place in the construction industry in many years. The new center will create jobs, reduce the use of trucks on our roadways, and protect our air quality. It is a great achievement for our entire community."
For three generations, Posillico, Inc. has combined quality performance with a successful background in civil, materials, environmental, drilling, and consulting, which have allowed them to provide cost-effective and seamless construction solutions to complex problems their clients demand today, and will in the future. Incorporated in 1946 under the presidency of Joseph D. Posillico, Sr. as a small trucking contractor, the company has grown to become one of the top construction firms in New York. Posillico employs as many as five-hundred people, and serves the entire Tri-State Area. The new state of the art rail facility will serve to anchor Posillico's plan to complete further capital investments which will improve overall environmental impact through innovative techniques like asphalt recycling, and create more jobs in its Farmingdale, New York campus.
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