Pontotoc Sand & Stone knows that the most significant value proposition for your business is the load-up time. A delay in the loading process can lead to further delays at your facility. These delays cause problems with your on-site manufacturing and also lead to additional costs to your drivers. Pontotoc has developed a truck loading automation system that allows for a rapid turnaround for efficient delivery of industrial sand and cost savings for manufacturers across various industries
Pontotoc’s Automated System Process
While some sand mines have an inefficient standard system that can take several hours, Pontotoc has engineered an automated truck loading system that completes the process in as little as seven minutes. Each truck that arrives at our mine has an automated bill of lading attached to its license plate number. Upon arrival at Pontotoc, we scan your driver’s license plate so we can view their cargo manifest.Your driver then enters the pick-up line and waits for the sand loading process to begin. Once the sand is loaded into their truck, the driver heads out to the check station for weighing and then starts the trip back to your facility. Our automated loading system keeps your driver in their truck throughout the process. Pontotoc’s innovative automation system keeps the process moving and reduces the risk of injury for your driver.
Quality Sand That Is Ready for Immediate Use
Not only does Pontotoc offer an automated delivery system with a quick turnaround, but our sand is also available for use the moment it arrives at your facility. Our sand goes through a rigid quality assurance process that removes unwanted debris so it arrives at your facility washed, graded, and fully within industry specifications.
Ready to partner with a company that considers your supply chain needs first? Contact Pontotoc to see how our innovative automation initiatives can increase your efficiency.
Industrial Uses of Pontotoc Sand
Pontotoc offers high-quality commercial silica sand that has various applications in many industries. Some of the industries that need frequent amounts of silica sand include:
Oil and Gas
Frac sand, or proppant, is one of the key ingredients in the fracking process. Frac sand is injected into rock formations and is used to prop open the fractures in the ground. The injected sand allows for the natural flow of oil and gas. Pontotoc knows the vital role frac sand plays in the oil and gas industry, which is why every batch we supply meets specific industry standards for specification and quality.
Sand provides the concrete foundation for many modern buildings. Silica sand adds structure and coarseness to concrete used in construction. Utility sand is used to fill holes and trenches for foundations and roadways. Sand is also applicable in road construction, providing the necessary grading that allows roads to move and curve with the landscape.
Sand is a key ingredient in the roofing industry. It is an ideal foundation for asphalt shingles because it is:
- Temperature resistant
- Extreme weather resistant
- Mold and algae resistant
- Color customizable
Sand granules give asphalt shingles their distinct look and provide protection from wind, rain, UV rays, and ice.
Silica sand possesses heat-resistant characteristics that make it ideal for the glass-making process. High-quality silica sand determines the color, clarity, and strength of glass. Pulverized sand is used in the manufacturing of fiberglass insulation.
Choose Pontotoc for Your Industrial Sand Needs
Pontotoc believes in quality. Our automated truck loading system provides a quick turnaround, and every truckload of sand from our facility has been clean, grated, and will meet your specific specifications. Industrial sand plays an essential role in the modern world, and we understand that high-quality sand will always be an in-need product. Contact Pontotoc Sand & Stone today to learn more about our truck loading automation system and see how we can help improve your efficiency today.
While other mines may keep your driver waiting for hours, Pontotoc has an automated truck loading system that features turnaround in as little as seven minutes.