Wendling Quarries, a subsidiary of Manatts, Inc. has announced it has selected aerial intelligence solution provider Kespry for its aggregates operations to ensure inventory accuracy and reserves, the company said.
Wendling Quarries´ operations include 13 counties throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The family-owned business operates approximately 40 quarries, 11 sandpits, seven crushing plants, and eight wash plants in its service area. The company is focused on the production of crushed stone, sand, gravel, and asphalt mix, and processing of recycled concrete and asphalt.
Prior to using Kespry, Wendling Quarries used LIDAR technology with a gyrocopter, or rented planes to fly quarries to provide rough inventory estimates.
Wendling Quarries uses Kespry across its entire cycle from pre-production to post-production. It also uses Kespry for reclamation surveying when it closes quarries, so it understands what it has to do to meet bonding requirements and restore the quarry after mining.
Kespry´s delivers a fully integrated solution from drone data capture to industry-specific analytics, serving customers across North America, Europe and Australia.