Foundry industrial sands as well as various construction related end product(s) are produced and loaded directly onto ships at our port facilities on lake Michigan.
CSI operates a state of the art sand processing facility that enables manufacturing and refinement of silica sands to the highest industry standards. All products are greater than 98% pure Si02. Our Brevort, Michigan sand mine and port facility produces API Spec 40/70 & 100 mesh frac sand with easy access to the Marcellus/Utica shale formations with port and trans-load facilities in Buffalo New York, Cleveland Ohio and Thunder Bay Ontario.
Michigan Aggregate Industry Frequently Asked Questions
What are aggregate companies?
Michigan aggregate companies provide a wide array of different building and aggregate materials for building and commercial applications primarily. Aggregate materials are created from coarse particulate matter. Aggregate industries Michigan work alongside quarries and mines to provide premium-quality aggregate materials for customers. Aggregate companies are defined as companies which extract stone from mines and process it into crushed products, sand, and gravel.
What is aggregate in building materials?
Aggregate building materials are derived from aggregate industries’ Michigan mines and further afield. They are commonly used for mixing with other materials such as cement, bitumen, gypsum lime, and the like. Combining building-grade aggregate materials with any form of adhesive material can be useful in the production of concrete and mortar, which provides support for a vast array of different building applications. Notably, including Michigan aggregate within the mixture creates additional texture and stability.
What are the 4 main types of aggregates?
The four main types of aggregates, as harvested from Michigan mines by aggregate industries in Michigan. Gravel is incredibly tough wearing, made from ground stones. Sand is much finer and composed of quartz, namely silicon dioxide. Crushed concrete aggregates are often used for infilling. Finally, type 1 MOT is a suitable trench filler and over site filler. Topsoil and ballast materials are often also considered forms of Michigan aggregates, too.