Western Sand & Gravel mines aggregates along the Platte River near Ashland and Louisville. Concrete aggregate makes up 70 percent of the mines' product. More than 40 additional products ranging from coarse gravel material used in landscape decoration to fine-grained sands used for golf course greens and athletic field construction. Everything mined and produced at Western Sand & Gravel is nonpulluting and recyclable. Plant machinery is electrically operated and produces no hazardous waste. Former mining sites, originally Nebraska pastures and farmland, have undergone reclamation and transformed into recreational lake developments.