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 to transpire over several years to validate the cost of a dredge.