By Steve Yablonski
Thanks in part to Infrastructure Bill, company expects substantial growth
Lindsey Aggregates of Oswego is poised for substantial growth, thanks in part to the recently approved Infrastructure Bill.
The company, located at 5646 state Route 104, in is a major manufacturer of sand and gravel products.
Lindsey Aggregates was formed in 1999 by Warren Vandish and his wife, Virginia. She is the company president; he is the vice president.
It began as a small aggregate company which was primarily staffed by Vandish and his family.
Today, Lindsey Aggregates, Inc. has grown into a multi-faceted corporation that not only produces the aggregates in the area but also provides trucking services, both commercial and residential, according to its website.
“Even though the act has passed, we haven’t seen any direct effect yet,” said Alan Levine, the company’s CEO. “The 81 repaving project will be the first major piece. We are starting to see some activity for that future work.”
Currently, Lindsey is supplying crushed stone and sand products to a variety of projects — solar farms, water line project, gas line project and builders of homes and commercial sites, he said.
From humble beginnings, with a small investment and a dream, Warren and Virginia Vandish built a multi-million dollar company and a major supplier of sand and gravel in Central New York.
“Certainly there is a lot more work out there compared to 2020 and 2021,” Levine said. “Whether the Infrastructure Bill has had any impact I’m not sure.”
Their core customers, he added, are the concrete suppliers and the paving contractors.
“We supply them as a manufacturer and also truck the material, he said.
Lindsey’s plant produces two sands and five stone aggregate products simultaneously — open graded product (clean) as well as dense graded product (run a crush).
“Our stone and sand products are produced in Palermo, at our quarry at 1219 Red Schoolhouse Road,” Levine said. “Almost all of our raw material comes from DEC-permitted pits within a five-mile radius of our quarry.”
Their investment in state-of-the-art equipment, such as its crushing and washing equipment, enables Lindsey to “provide its customers with high quality products, consistently.”
“We currently have 25 employees and a gross between $5 million and $6 million a year,” Levine said.
Its aggregates have been supplied to virtually every market place including heavy highway, municipalities, airfields, industrial facilities as well as many residential applications.