Where Profitability and Sustainability Meet E-plantcrushing broken concrete. Town Country charges contractors a tipping fee and crushes the concrete into a compactible aggregate that meets INDOT spec- ifications for a base for roads and parking lots. They also sell the product to other contractors. We started out trying to stay competitive but it turned out to be a nice benefit for environmental reasons and because of the tipping fees and aggregate sales he noted. The Urbanos also sell the rebar they remove from concrete as scrap producing more income. Since buying the crusher Town Country has easily worked down its stockpile of used asphalt and concrete. The E Plant is so productive that operators dont run it at full speed when crushing asphalt because we cant feed it fast enough with a 5.5-yard bucket Urbano said. He estimates the crusher processes 130 tons of concrete an hour. The E-plant is designed to sift out fine pieces of asphalt before crushing and that keeps the screens from getting gummed up Urbano said. He has been pleased with the consistency of the material the plant produces and it has outperformed anything we could imagine in handling the rebar. Town Country had a warranty issue shortly after the plant was installed and Columbus Equipment and Team Eagle were here immediately even though it was super cold. They took care of the issue. They didnt patch the problem part they replaced it. I could not have been more satisfied with how they handled the problem Urbano said. Town Country was started in 1982 by the late Tom Burns who drove around in his pickup looking for driveway paving jobs. One of his five stepsonsthe Urbano brotherswas usually with him. Today those five still work for the company. Mike is personnel director Carmen is the mechanic John is paving crew superintendent and Dan is asphalt plant operator. During the paving season they have more than 30 employees. Town Country works for INDOT counties and municipalities and is a subcontractor for bridge builders and general contractors. Embracing recycled asphalt and acquiring the Eagle crusher was a big decision for the company but the Urbanos did the necessary research and now they are reaping the rewards. S COMPETITIVENESS AND TREAMS Columbus Equipment and Team Eagle were here immediately even though it was super cold. I could not have been more satisfied with how they handled the problem. Rodney Urbano VP Town Country Paving Process upgrades at Town Country have led to good thingsincreased capacity and decreased cost or raw materialsat the companys De Motte IN facility. Center right Operations Manager Dan Urbano loads product from the companys drum mixer asphalt plant right.