Sand, Gravel and Crushed Stone
Aggregates, which consist of crushed stone, sand and gravel, are among the most abundant of natural resources and are a vital raw material used by construction, agriculture and industry. Aggregates are fundamental to our lifestyle. Imagine our lives without roads, bridges, streets, bricks, concrete, wallboard, and roofing tiles or without paint, glass, plastics, fertilizers and medicine! Every small town or big city and every road connecting them were built and are maintained with aggregates. More than 90 percent of asphalt pavements and 80 percent of concrete are aggregates. Aggregates are critical materials used in water purification, reducing sulfur dioxide emissions generated by electric power plants, and in controlling soil erosion. Every man, woman and child in the United States requires more than 5,000 pounds of aggregates each year!
High-quality aggregate reserves serve as the cornerstone of Peckham. These strategically located reserves insure a continuous supply of sand, gravel and crushed stone for highway, commercial and residential construction. Subsidiaries Peckham Materials Corporation, Palmer Paving Corp., Putnam Materials Corporation, Wingdale Materials, LLC, and William E. Dailey, Inc., supply aggregate throughout the greater Hudson Valley region, southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and northeast and north central Connecticut. We have aggregate sources that meet both friction requirements and the stringent specifications required for Hot Mix Asphalt and Portland cement concrete. We manufacture all NYSDOT, MassDOT, CTDOT, and Vermont AOT gradations.
In addition to the permanent crushing operations at our quarries, Peckham also operates portable crushing plants to meet the needs of remote or temporary construction projects. Skilled crews can mobilize, set up and produce high-quality sand, gravel and crushed stone in a matter of days.
Today, we recognize that Earth’s resources, however vast, are finite. We also realize that everything we use must start with raw materials that are grown or mined. We also understand that wise stewardship of the environment is necessary to preserve natural resources for future generations. Peckham works closely with government agencies to develop conservation and land reclamation plans.