Loading hours are Monday – Thursday, 6 am to 3 pm. We operate on a first come – first served basis. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at (503) 286-4333.
DRIVERS – PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING YARD.
Vans and Shipping Containers
For your convenience, we can now load dry-vans and containers by loading ramp. Use of the ramp is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Height restrictions and limitations: Double-stacked bulk bags can be up to 9 ft (108″) tall. Most high-cube trailers can accommodate these, unfortunately, refrigeration (reefer) units, vans with roll-up doors and some curtain vans cannot accommodate pallets of double-stacked super sacks. When in doubt, measure first and call us BEFORE sending a truck.
Loaded from the side with a forklift, pallets of 4 cubic foot bags and palletized bulk bags will need to be strapped down. Bulk bags of expanded perlite will settle from road vibration and this may cause straps to loosen. Straps will need to be checked and tightened somewhere en route to the end-user (after 50 miles, for example).
Tarping is typically unnecessary with horticultural grade products. Check with end-user on their requirements.
Ask us about fine grade adsorbents bulk loadout in belt bottom or walking floor trailers.
Loaded Pallet Dimensions
Expanded perlite ships by the pallet-load of 4 cubic foot bags or double-stacked bulk super sacks.
4 Cubic Foot Bags
Greatest dimensions (36 bags per pallet) are approximately 60” L x 43” W x 96” H. Weight ~ 900 lbs. 2 pallets will fit side-by-side every 5 feet of deck space.
Greatest dimensions (double-stacked 60 cu. ft. bags) are approximately 48” L x 48” W x 108” H. Weight ~ 765 lbs. 2 pallets will fit side-by-side every 4 feet of deck space.
Add cap and stretch-wrap for added moisture protection.
Unexpanded Raw Perlite Ore
Greatest dimensions are approximately 43”L x 43”W x 38”H. Weight ~ 2,000 lbs.