SUISUN CITY — Concrush plans to have a new home in 2014 to recycle concrete and asphalt rubble.
It sits along Cement Hill Road on leased land, some distance from any homes. But Fairfield’s growth plans call for this to change in coming years, with the area targeted for subdivisions. What amounts to an outdoor rubble-pulverizing operation with heavy equipment wouldn’t likely be popular in a residential neighborhood.
Concrush has gotten a permit from Fairfield to move to leased land at 5052 Peabody Road. That’s an industrial area about a mile away.
Operations will continue at the Cement Hill Road site until the end of March, said Allen Hochstetler, the company president. The move will start in early April.
This won’t be the final move. Fairfield’s growth plans call for the Peabody Road area also to someday be developed with homes and stores. This location is part of the city’s planned train station community, with the centerpiece a train station to be located at Peabody and Vanden roads.
The train station community is to have an industrial area developed near North Gate and Canon roads. That’s where Hochstetler ultimately wants to bring Concrush.
Hochstetler, a 1973 Fairfield High School graduate, began Concrush about 20 years ago. The operation uses machines to turn rubble into an aggregate that can be a base for everything from freeway onramps to big box stores to bike paths to patios.
Concrush recycles about 100,000 tons of concrete and asphalt a year. If effect, yesterday’s unwanted sidewalks, driveways and buildings find a new life after they get torn down.
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