Managing director Matthew Booth said there was no secret to the success of his family company.
?We place an emphasis on efficiency and we take pride in providing a professional, cost-effective service from start to finish,? he said.Such a service ensures customers enjoy expert guidance on how to dispose of many types of waste materials and advice on relevant procedures, which also includes the provision of chemical testing.
?Staff on-site have been trained to recognise the importance of a quick response to customer inquiries,? Booth said. ?For example, our review of chemical data prior to acceptance is usually completed within 24 hours ? and often the same day as the initial inquiry.?
Booth Ventures? business operates as four separate divisions: waste disposal, site regeneration, aggregate sales and consultancy.
Each plays an important part in the business, but when combined they offer a synergy that provides enhanced benefit to customers, locality and environment.
The full site regeneration service is derived from Booth Ventures? capabilities and resources, which enable the company to undertake many remediation projects.
These range from the clean-up of contaminated land and landfill restoration to golf course reprofiling, land raising and reprofiling for construction.
Typically these are carried out under environmental permits. The company also assists customers in a wide variety of asset management roles, ranging from machinery decommissioning and demolition projects to site clearances and infrastructure maintenance. Depending upon site-specific circumstances, Booth Ventures also acquires contaminated land or sites with previous or existing industrial uses prior to remediation.
Highlighting the company?s success in this area of business is the contractor?s award Booth received at the British Ceramic Confederation?s Pledge conference in 2012. The award followed a nomination by one of Booth?s major customers, Wienerberger, the world?s largest brick manufacturer. ?I think it?s testament to the work we do to ensure our operations are conducted with health and safety as a paramount consideration,? Booth said of the award.
Directly associated with its site remediation business, Booth Ventures operates five sites, including a successful waste treatment, recovery and disposal business. All operations are run from Harwood Quarry in Bolton, which is also permitted to accept inert and non-hazardous wastes for disposal.
The site covers more than 20ha and is just 5km away from Bolton. The facility is engineered and operated to the highest standards, being utilised by a wide range of companies, from house builders to remediation businesses and haulage ?muck shift? operators.
Additionally, Harwood Quarry extracts blue shale and also stocks a variety of virgin and recycled products ranging from pipe beddings, 6F2, bulk fill and rockery/walling stone. Fine screened ash is also available from the site for use in agricultural applications and in block making.
An increasingly important side of the business for Booth Ventures is the supply of both virgin and recycled aggregates to businesses and the public.
These include top shale stone ranging from 0-50mm, as well as 6F1 stone, 6F2 stone and brick shale, while recycled aggregates cover a broad spectrum ranging from 0-10mm, 0-40mm recycled and 6F2 recycled.
In addition, various other aggregates are available, including a 0-4mm clean brick product, bulk fill material, rough walling stone, fine screened ash and top soil, among others.
All these products are usually available to backload, either from Harwood or Mouselow Quarry (which is in Glossop), or by arrangement they can be delivered throughout the northwest, with many products proving particularly suitable for engineering and site remediation purposes.
However, to process, size and supply the materials a crushing and screening solution was required. It not only had to be mobile
on site but also easily transportable from site to site.
After an extensive search and evaluation, Booth Ventures settled on an S5 screener (now a QA340) and QJ341 jaw crusher supplied by Sandvik Construction. ?Equipment flexibility is essential for our business, so the ability of our screens and crushers to function equally effectively at a recycling centre or a quarry is vitally important to us,? Booth said.
?The QJ341 crusher is not only highly productive, it is so flexible that one minute we can use it to crush virgin rock and the next demolition rubble that is full of rebar, bricks and reusable concrete.?
The QJ341 is used in conjunction with the S5, a three-way split screen that uses Sandvik?s patented double screenbox technology to deliver accurately sized materials at high rates of throughput.
Continuing the relationship with Sandvik Construction, Booth Ventures has recently acquired two QE341 scalpers/screens.
The QE341 combines more than 10 years of experience and customer feedback in the mobile scalper market. It represents a major development from its predecessor the QE340, offering users a more refined, robust unit with increased throughput.
The QE341 has also been developed with an easier set-up, operation and maintenance in mind, and features a robust crusher-style chassis that has been designed to be compatible for two-way or three-way split configurations, along with reversible side conveyors.
NEW ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
One of the major upgrades to the QE341 is its new electrical control system, which incorporates a number of features to improve both operational effectiveness and safety. The simple system has colour-coded numerical push buttons and a visual display unit, allowing the operator to fully monitor the process.
Pre-start warnings on all plant functions and an auto start/stop facility are included, together with a three mode selector function, set-up, operation and tracking facility, all ensuring that safety and ease of operation are paramount at all times.
These new features, which were attractive to Booth Ventures, ensure the QE341 is now as user-friendly and environmentally focused as it is productive and efficient as well as versatile.
The final part of the Booth Ventures portfolio is the provision of a waste management consultancy service.
This highly valued operation is based on in-depth knowledge and experience accrued over many years working in the industry.
The company now works in partnership with clients on a wide range of waste management procedures and issues, including testing and characterisation site investigation, waste management and commercial processes.
These broad headings cover such essential activities as chemical testing for disposal of waste by landfill, compliance testing, geotechnical testing of aggregates, risk/environmental assessments, site investigation, feasibility studies, liability assessments and so on. Indeed, anything any company would require assistance with when dealing with waste or contaminated land.
TOTAL SOLUTIONS PACKAGE
Booth Ventures is a new breed of waste management company that does not limit itself to specific elements of the industry.
Through drawing on its experiences, facilities, expertise and robust equipment, it can provide its customers with a total solutions package catering for virtually any requirement.
The Sandvik crushing and screening plant are playing their part, dealing with whatever is thrown at them and turning what have traditionally been seen as throw-away materials into valuable products for reuse and resale, thus perfectly fitting Booth Ventures? operating ethos.
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Source: Sandvik Construction