Midwest Asphalt has been serving as a commercial, municipal and residential paving company for the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro since 1968. They offer a variety of construction aggregates including Class 7 Recycled Base, washed rock, washed sand, bituminous aggregates, processed topsoil, granite landscape road and more. When it comes to asset management in companies such as this, keeping accurate inventory of the quantity, weight and location of each material can be a challenge.
MSA was asked to utilize its industry leading drone technology and software to deliver automated reporting of material, volume, and estimated tonnage for every stockpile across three active Midwest Asphalt quarries in the Twin Cities Metro area.
Flights are conducted on a monthly schedule, with each pile flown the same day. The result is a simple two-page map report in PDF format that is generated in less than 24 hours. This report ensures a consistent picture of system-wide inventory. Due to the cost savings, increased safety, and reliability of this methodology, Midwest Asphalt relies solely on MSA’s drone program for their inventory management and forecasting.