Custom Dredge Works Delivers Ladder Dredge to Legacy Materials

Custom Dredge Works (CDW) delivered a new 14-in. electric-powered Chain Ladder Dredge to Legacy Materials in Booneville, Iowa, just outside of west Des Moines. Legacy Materials is a new aggregates operation that will supply sand and gravel to concrete and asphalt manufacturers in the Des Moines metropolitan area.

  • The electric-powered dredge will greatly reduce or eliminate air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution and ongoing maintenance requirements.
  • The dredge’s chain ladder cutting system will allow the dredge to mine effectively and efficiently in the presence of large rock, coble and other debris indicative of aggregate deposits in this area of Booneville adjacent to the Raccoon River.

Custom Dredge Works’ President John Jones is very excited and confident in the effectiveness of this new dredge to achieve or exceed production goals and ambitions. “Our focus was to design and deliver a world-class flagship dredge to Legacy Materials,” he said. “We believe that we have achieved that, and we are excited to see how this aggressive and cutting-edge dredge will aid Legacy in its rise to be one of the top aggregate mining operations in Iowa.”

“As a family-owned business ourselves, we are excited to work with another family-owned and -oriented business in CDW. We choose CDW because of its reputation of quality and being the overall best value,” said Misty Wittern Lee, CEO and president of Legacy Materials.

“At Legacy Materials, we pride ourselves on being a quality supplier that treats our customers like family. We recognize CDW is a leading global supplier in their industry and shares a common commitment to their customers,” said Wittern. “Our experience with CDW exceeded our expectations. Their employees conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and most importantly CDW met our aggressive project timeline from a manufacturing perspective.”

Legacy Materials is a women-owned (WBE certification pending), woman-operated business that produces sand and gravel products for a variety of industries. As an Iowa Economic Development Authority Certified Targeted Small Business, Legacy Materials provides superior services and excellent quality products for customers in building communities and commercial developments across Central Iowa.

Custom Dredge Works,