Dredge providing Barrett Paving distinct advantages

Barrett Paving Materials offered P&Q a look this year at its brand-new Supreme Manufacturing dredge in Fairborn, Ohio. Supreme president Neil Hoobler discussed the project during our visit, outlining how the dredge operation allows Barrett Paving to realize new efficiencies. Learn More >

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Barrett Paving enjoying its difference-making dredge

Jim Meckstroth saw this day coming years ago for Barrett Paving Materials. Roughly 15 years ago, that is. Back then, Meckstroth envisioned Barrett Paving someday shifting away from its dragline and to a dredge at the company’s operation in Fairborn, Ohio. Dredge investments, however, are not made overnight. In Barrett Paving’s case, a number of events had…

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Supreme Manufacturing floating conveyor

The Supreme Manufacturing, Inc. (SMI) floating conveyor is used to transport dredged material from the floating clamshell dredge to shore. SMI’s floating conveyors range in sizes from 24” to 60”, and lengths ranging from 100’ to 400’. All conveyor truss’, head and tail sections are galvanized. All floatation is marine-grade epoxy painted steel. Supreme conveyors…

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P&Q Profile: Supreme Manufacturing’s Neil Hoobler

Neil Hoobler, president of Supreme Manufacturing, paid P&Q a visit this spring to discuss the latest in dredging. Our conversation covered the market environment and what’s currently driving demand for dredges. We saw capex come to a grinding halt last year. Dredges certainly represent big capex projects. What was 2020 like for Supreme Manufacturing on…

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Supreme Manufacturing Building Clamshell Dredge Ohio Producer

Construction is underway on a new Supreme Manufacturing Inc. (SMI) floating clamshell dredge at a sand and gravel operation for a dredge Ohio producer. The new SMI machine is a gantry style dredge with a 16-cu.-yd. bucket (MD-16). Designed specifically for this operation’s stony deposit, the MD-16 will utilize the latest technology in material processing…

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Supreme delivers new deep/digging clamshell dredge to Ohio USA plant

Breaking News from DredgeWire Thursday, February 18, 2021 — Western OH: Construction is underway on a new Supreme Manufacturing, Inc. (SMI) floating/ digging clamshell dredge at a sand and gravel operation in Western OH, USA. The new SMI machine is a gantry style dredge with a 16yd3 (12.2m3) bucket (model MD-16).  Designed specifically for this operation’s stony deposit, the MD-16 will utilize the latest technology in…

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Supreme Manufacturing Dredges Extract 100% of Their Deposits

Supreme Manufacturing provides proven solutions for producers to extract 100% of their deposit. The company’s team of specialists can explain to producers how clamshell dredges can outperform more conventional methods like draglines or excavators when used in underwater deposits. Producers are constantly faced with the challenge of extracting material from their underwater deposits and this often…

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