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Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply Chain

CR Minerals serves customers and distributors across North America and the world. This means that the supply chains managed are typically long distance and complex.

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Inventory


CR Minerals has partnered with its customers to help manage these supply chains and minimize supply chain costs while assuring timely delivery of pumice products. We strive to maintain inventory of all grades in stock in our warehouse at all times. Likewise, our extensive network of distributors strives to maintain inventory of key CR Minerals pumice grades at all times.

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Packaging


We take great care to package our Navajo Brand, SafSil®, and PFM (Pumice Filtration Media)® products in high quality bags filled accurately to assure proper bag weights. We use only high quality pallets, and our loading staff is trained to assure that every pallet is straight and square. We know that broken bags and broken pallets cause problems in the supply chain, and work diligently to prevent breakage by bagging, palletizing, and loading trucks properly.

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Distribution


CR Minerals partners with its customers and distributors in all aspects of logistics, to assure that the critical logistics portion of the supply chain works efficiently. We enjoy excellent relationships with many trucking companies, and provide frequent assistance in securing trucks on a timely basis and in minimizing freight rates.

We take great pride in knowing that our customers receive CR Minerals pumice at the right time, at the right logistics costs, and without damage to our product.

Logistics

Navajo Brand, SafSil®, and PFM (Pumice Filtration Media)®


These products are shipped from the CR Minerals manufacturing location in Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo), NM, and from the many locations of the worldwide distributor network of CR Minerals.

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Shipment


Navajo Brand, SafSil®, and PFM (Pumice Filtration Media)® pumice can be shipped in vans, flatbed trailers, and in oceangoing containers. Shipments can be arranged truck direct or via intermodal. International shipments can be made by container, or we can assist in having vans shipped to various ports across the United States for trans-loading into containers. Shipments are typically in full truckload quantities, but are also available in less than truckload (LTL) quantities.

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Load Integrity


We take great care to package our Navajo Brand, SafSil®, and PFM (Pumice Filtration Media)® products in high quality bags filled accurately to assure proper bag weights. We use only high quality pallets, and our loading staff is trained to assure that every pallet is straight and square. We know that broken bags and broken pallets cause problems in the supply chain, and work diligently to prevent breakage by bagging, palletizing, and loading trucks properly.

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Packaging Options


All Navajo Brand, SafSil®, PFM (Pumice Filtration Media)®, and pozzolan (Tephra®) pumice is shipped in paper bags and in supersacks. CR Minerals offers several standard packaging options. CR Minerals is also prepared to provide special packaging if required by its customers. On behalf of its customers, CR Minerals has worked with many trucking companies to assure that maximum legal weights can be carried. For most packaging combinations, 22 pallets can be loaded on trucks without exceeding standard trucking highway weight limits.

Mine Products

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Shipment


CR Minerals Mine grades are shipped directly from our pumice mine in bulk trucks. Since CR Minerals mine pumice is very light in weight, typically less than 35 lbs. per cubic foot, our sales and customer service staff works diligently with customers and trucking companies to assure that high cubic capacity trailers are used in order to achieve maximum legal weights loaded on the trucks.

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The staff of CR Minerals enjoys long term relationships with many trucking, rail, and oceangoing transportation providers. We are prepared to assist our customers in securing the best level of transportation service at the lowest transportation cost possible.

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