About FMT Aggregate, LLC Located in Mandeville, Louisiana
Established in 2009, FMT Aggregate, LLC (“FMTA”), a privately owned corporate affiliate of Florida Marine Transporters, LLC (“FMT”) is poised to become the leading high volume provider of construction aggregates in the Central Gulf Coast. As a member of the Construction and Aggregates Association of Louisiana (CAAL) and AGC, FMTA provides high quality limestone material located in Missouri and Kentucky such as APAC’s Brickey’s Mills Quarry in Bloomsdale, Missouri and Warren Paving’s Slats Lucas Quarry in, Salem Kentucky for sale by way of direct barge shipments onto all navigable waterways located inside of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. We currently operate a distribution yard located in Alexandria where we can deliver directly to your job site truck or direct barge shipments. FMTA has established its yard in a strategic location to best serve our markets with reliable supplies of aggregates to include rip-rap, armor stone, gravel, rock sand, pump sand and synthetic products. Looking forward FMTA will continue to expand its network of distribution yards to better serve the growing needs for high quality aggregates with affordable pricing. We take pride in our ability to provide quality products and services to the commercial, industrial and residential construction markets as well as providing government agencies and municipalities, with a reliable source of materials in the quantities required for large scale capital projects and infrastructure improvement.
The FMT Aggregate Advantage
At FMTA, we know the importance of establishing strategic alliances with our customers and vendors which allows us to provide unparalleled delivery services every step of the way. FMTA understands that transportation is a major factor in determining the delivered price of aggregate and we feel that providing our own transportation gives FMTA an extremely competitive edge. Since 1998, FMT has worked diligently constructing the newest, most operationally efficient and diverse fleet of towboats in the industry. Not only is the cost of barging a fraction of the cost of other methods of transportation, such as trucking, but FMTA provides customers with all the additional benefits of FMT’s extensive new fleet of 140 foot 6,000 horsepower towboats, each capable of pushing 30 barges carrying a minimum of 45,000 tons of cargo. These benefits include a 50% reduction in emissions and energy efficient engines that have reduced fuel consumption by 2,000 gallons per day per vessel. By utilizing FMT’s fleet of towboats as well as hopper and deck barges to transport aggregates we will be able to provide more timely shipments to our valued customers. FMTA, through its close operational affiliation with FMT, is able to provide uniquely responsive sales and delivery services to its customers. Our expertise in the transportation side of the business as well as having a steady and reliable source of top grade domestic limestone affords us a competitive edge that benefits our customers. We handle our aggregates from quarry to yard which results in our ability to offer low pricing and superior quality. In turn, FMTA is able to enjoy a greater advantage over our competition.
Solid Reputation Built Upon Strong Values/ Outstanding Customer Service
Mr. Dennis Pasentine, Chairman, CEO of FMT/FMTA, began his voyage with a vision to achieve excellence in the maritime industry. An award winning marine company, FMT has developed into one of the largest inland marine businesses and proudly serves its customers with one of the youngest tow boat fleets in the industry. FMTA prides itself on a commitment to customer service by providing 24/7 access to our customers, efficiency in our work, loyal employees, and a long standing excellent reputation for inland transportation. We have built our company’s success on the shoulders of dependability and results, with safety as the first priority of every job. We look forward to developing long term relationships with our customers and providing them with a reliable supply of domestic aggregates that meet DOTD and USACE Specifications. From start to finish, the highly skilled professional, at FMTA work hard to safely deliver the results our customers deserve.