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New Wine Village Construction Uses Concrete Crusher

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The Port of Kennewick hopes to have those new buildings open by the end of the year. The Port of Kennewick hopes to have those new buildings open by the end of the year.
KENNEWICK, WA- You may see a huge machine crushing concrete when you drive down Columbia Drive in Kennewick the next few days.

As demolition continues for the Port and City of Kennewick's new Wine Village, a new machine was brought in to turn concrete slabs into gravel.

The city and the port brought the "Trakpactor" machine from the west side of the state as part of a week long effort to recycle the concrete at this site for other uses. The machine even has magnets that weave out metal from the debris. Now that new concrete gravel can be used in sidewalks across the city.

"It's probably gonna be here a week, and then it will go to our school project up by the fairgrounds. There is another big pile of concrete there, that will be processed through the crusher," explained Larry McGill who works for Big D's Construction in Kennewick.

Big D's construction, who does a lot of work for the port, says this machine makes their job quicker. They started crushing on Wednesday and only have one more large pile of concrete blocks to go.

The Port of Kennewick hopes to have those new buildings open by the end of the year.
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