Weldon Materials Meets Market Need with Innovative Plant Technology

Weldon Materials in New Jersey has been in business for over 100 years as a leading producer of crushed aggregate, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete. Their reach is significant: they operate ten hot mix plants, three ready mix plants, two quarries, and two contractor supply yards. They are a family-owned business and have continually been leaders in the construction industry since the business’ start in the 1890s; still, despite being a staple in the construction industry, Weldon is not afraid to innovate and grow.

Their eight batch plans run with state-of-the-art Libra Asphalt Batch Controls for their batch, loadout, and scale ticketing operations. The system is customizable, so Weldon Materials can add fields to files, set field lengths and labels, make selector lists for field entries, and select data to be shown on transaction screens, design reports, and more. Its extensive configurability and modular design make moving to the latest version quick and easy, and Weldon has integrated this into its everyday controls!

Improve Uptime to Keep Productivity and Profits Ticking Up

Both of Weldon’s drum plants operate with Libra Asphalt Drum Controls, which delivers a complete visualized approach to help Weldon monitor their plants.

With the Libra Asphalt Drum Controls, downtime is reduced because the system alerts the operator of potential issues before they become actual problems and notify of preventative maintenance windows. This reduction in downtime is critical to maximizing efficiencies and preserving good customer relations: unplanned plant shutdowns lead to significant production loss, tamper with truck driver’s income, and tarnish relationships with customers. Weldon’s use of the Libra Asphalt Drum Controls ensures Weldon stays ahead of these risks.

“The Libra Asphalt Drum Controls have been a great system for us,” said Dominic Mileto, Operations Manager at Weldon Materials. “It’s a reliable system, and we have a reliable support team to go with it.”

Weldon Materials also utilizes Libra Enterprise Information Services, which connects Weldon’s production facilities to the back office and maximizes billing systems. The management dashboard delivers a complete menu of production and management reports so they can make timely, informed decisions with real-time and historical transaction data.

Can’t Put a Price Tag on Safety

Weldon Materials also implemented the Silo Safety System at two of their drum plants, as well as every batch plant. Prior to implementing this cutting-edge safety system, from time to time, materials would unintentionally be dropped on the truck, resulting in costs from lost product, and lost production time, and in a few cases, damage to the truck.

Since the implementation of the Silo Safety System, Weldon has not had a single incident where any product was dumped on the hood of a truck.

“This upgrade has secured the safety of our drivers and our equipment,” said Dominic. “After implementing the Silo Safety System, we have not had any incidents.”

Unmatched Industry Expertise and Reliability

In working closely with Command Alkon, the software behind the Libra products, Weldon is able to deliver a phenomenal support experience with the intention being that customers not only fall in love with the product, but also fall in love with the company.  roadmap is to deliver a phenomenal support experience with the intention being that customers not only fall in love with the product, but also fall in love with the company.

“The systems that we use are wonderful, but what I can really tout on is the reliability of the people that we work with at Command Alkon,” said Dominic. “The support is great, and we’re close to the office so if we ever need extra parts, we can work with Command Alkon to get them quickly so that there isn’t downtime.”

Command Alkon’s employee base is the driving force behind their distinguished products, services, and support. The industry-specific expertise of the employees differentiates them as a world-class company and global software business. That expertise gets only richer as its partnerships with other industry leaders mount up. 

For more information on Command Alkon’s Libra product offerings, visit www.commandalkon.com/getlibra.

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