Daniel Figueroa IV, Staff Writer | PLANT CITY OBSERVER
Nearly ten years and a few million dollars after purchasing 43 acres of land on Jim Johnson Road, C.W. Roberts opened its fifth asphalt plant Aug. 16. in Plant City.
C.W. Roberts kicked off its opening with a tour of the facility led by company president Bob Flowers.
The plant creates hot mix asphalt, one of the strongest, most flexible forms of the compound and the most commonly used asphalt type in the United States, often used for road projects. The plant currently uses two silos, each holding about 200 tons of asphalt and taking an hour each to fill. The plant, Flowers said, is capable of producing 1,000 tons of asphalt per day and 200,000 tons per year. It’s also capable of running around the clock, he said.