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Since 1904, contractors all across northern New Jersey have come to count on Braen Stone. From building highways to driveways, bridges to tunnels, the Braen team makes sure every customer has what they need to get the job done right.

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Haledon, NJ

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About This Quarry

Quarry History

The Haledon Quarry was sold to Samuel Braen’s Sons from the Sowerbutt Brothers Company in 1948.

The Samuel Braen’s Sons company consisted of third generation miner’s Sam and John A. Braen. Sam Braen is the grandfather of the Braen’s that are currently operating the Haledon Quarry.

The quarry has remained in the Braen family since 1948.
With the purchase of the Haledon Quarry, it expanded Samuel Braen’s Sons operations to seven locations.

Between 1949 and 1977, Braen quarries provided the raw materials, hauled by Braen Trucks to Sam Braen Construction Company building sites, which ordered Braen manufactured concrete and asphalt (also hauled in Braen trucks) and all of the equipment was fueled by gasoline and diesel fuel that Braen distributed.

In 1977, Samuel Braen, Jr. took over the quarry and it became known as Stone Industries and was the sole operation under Sam Braen, Jr. and Stone Industries.

Stone Industries went back to its origins and was dedicated to blasting rock, crushing stone and grading aggregate. While asphalt remained, gone was everything else from ready mix to construction work and the oil business.

The location of the Haledon Quarry and its proximity to New York City allowed the Braen’s to provide a good share of the aggregate and asphalt for road repair and maintenance projects west of the Hudson River.

In 1990, Stone Industries secured a license to recycle concrete through the Haledon Quarry and began accepting broken concrete and asphalt which would be crushed into Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) and Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP).

In 2000, Braen Supply, Inc. was formed as a subsidiary of Stone Industries to meet the demands of a growing customer base. Braen Supply, Inc. which is located on the grounds of the Haledon Quarry, diversified Braen’s product offering by adding landscape, masonry and hardware building supplies. The addition of Braen Supply also opened up Braen to the homeowner market.

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How Our Materials Are Used

Aggregates

Construction and road building materials

 

Basalt/Traprock is the mineral that is extracted from this quarry location. The crushed traprock that is produced at the Haledon Quarry is sold as construction materials and used in the building of infrastructure projects. Depending on the final size of the crushed traprock, it can be used for stormwater management systems, tracking pads, drainage solutions, dry wells, rod base or road surfacing material, walkways, roofing stone, hot mix asphalt, landscaping and race track mix.

 

Additionally, some of the aggregates that are produced are then used in the two asphalt plants on site to make asphalt for building driveways, roads and highways.

 

 

Recycling

Base materials

 

The Haledon Quarry has a Class B recycling license, which allows for broken concrete and asphalt to be accepted by the quarry. This material is then crushed into Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) and Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP).

 

 

Asphalt

Road building materials

 

The Haledon Quarry is home to two asphalt plants – a 500 ton per hour drum plant and a batch plant. The material that is produced at these two asphalt plants is used for paving everything from your driveway to the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

Operations

Compliance & Regulation

The Haledon Quarry is governed by Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) helps to reduce deaths, injuries, and illnesses in the nation’s mines with a variety of activities and programs. The Agency develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, and provides technical, educational and other types of assistance to mine operators. MSHA works cooperatively with industry, labor, and other federal and state agencies to improve safety and health conditions for all miners in the United States.

In addition, the Haledon Quarry needs to abide by the principles and priorities of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

A national leader. A balanced approach. A commitment to be guided by science. That is the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

For over 50 years, DEP has made New Jersey a stronger and fairer state by protecting our environment and public health. With hard work, exceptional knowledge and expertise, the DEP’s staff has made the agency an unfailing guardian of New Jersey’s precious natural and historic resources.

The DEP was established on April 22, 1970 – America’s first official Earth Day. Today, DEP employees in dozens of programs continue to advance innovative strategies to safeguard and enhance New Jersey’s air, water and land, and the health of its residents.

The Haledon Quarry also operates in a manner in which all of the local ordinances set by the Borough of Haledon are followed.

Braen has both a safety and environmental department to ensure that all of its operations are following and exceeding the safety protocols set forth by MSHA and the principles and priorities of the NJDEP. In addition, these two departments ensure that Braen is operating within the regulations set by other agencies on the local, state and federal level.

Braen always strives to go above and beyond, as a result, outside vendors are hired to provide additional help monitoring operations such as drilling and blasting.

How We Do What We Do

Braen’s miners extract or excavate the earth and then crush the material down into smaller sized spec meeting material.

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Fall Informational Open House

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS HISTORIC QUARRY IN OUR COMMUNITY

Join us for cider and apple cider doughnuts on September 20th, 2023 and learn more about Braen Stone, including our Rocks to Roads story, open positions and careers at Braen, and discover more about our unique geology, and more.

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83 Roe St., Haledon, NJ 07508

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September 20, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q How often do you blast?

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Typically, we blast one to two times a week. On a yearly average, it is 1.5 times a week or about 60-70 blasts a year. All blasts take place Monday through Friday between 10:00AM and 4:00PM. Blasts never occur on the weekend.

Q How can I get on your blast notification list?

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Please call Braen Stone directly at 973-595-6250 and ask to be put on the blast notification list.

Q How can I report a concern regarding a blast?

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Please call Braen Stone directly at 973-720-7094.

Q Is the blast damaging my house?

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No, blasting is not damaging your house. Blasting is highly regulated by the government. Both the government and universities have done studies to show where damage occurs and the regulations set forth by the government are below that.

Q How long is the quarry going to be there?

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The lifespan of the quarry will depend on production. There is a limited amount of reserves available, so if production increases, that will shorten the lifespan of the quarry. If production decreases, it will increase the lifespan of the quarry.

Q What are your hours of operation?

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The Haledon Quarry operates Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM and on Saturdays from 7:00AM to 1:00PM. During the season, the Haledon drum plant will operate 24 hours a day.

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