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Dredge providing Barrett Paving distinct advantages

By Neil Hoobler | December 2, 2021

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 >

Barrett Paving enjoying its difference-making dredge

By Neil Hoobler | October 25, 2021

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…

Supreme Manufacturing floating conveyor

By Neil Hoobler | July 6, 2021

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…

P&Q Profile: Supreme Manufacturing’s Neil Hoobler

By Neil Hoobler | July 6, 2021

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…

Supreme Manufacturing Building Clamshell Dredge for Ohio Producer

By Neil Hoobler | May 5, 2021

Supreme Manufacturing Building Floating Clamshell Dredge for Ohio Producer

By Neil Hoobler | April 6, 2021

Construction is underway on a new Supreme Manufactur-ing Inc. (SMI) floating clamshell dredge at a sand and gravel operation in western Ohio. 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 and…

Supreme Manufacturing Building Clamshell Dredge Ohio Producer

By Neil Hoobler | February 20, 2021

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…

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

By Neil Hoobler | February 19, 2021

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…

Supreme Manufacturing Dredges Extract 100% of Their Deposits

By Neil Hoobler | May 26, 2020

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…

Supreme Manufacturing Announces the Hiring of Elliot Archibald as new VP of Sales & Marketing.

By Dave Sapala | January 12, 2020

Stoneboro, Pennsylvania – Supreme Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of clamshell dredges and other specialized equipment, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Elliot Archibald, who joins as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Archibald is a third-generation member of the aggregates and mining industry and joins Supreme by way of the company’s relationship with Q4…