Bulk Material Handling


We design and deliver bulk material handling systems across a broad range of commodities including aggregate, cement, ash, coal, pet coke, limestone, industrial minerals, phosphate, potash, hard rock ore;   … from sticky hard to handle clay, bauxite or gypsum;  to dusty coal or alumina,  to corrosive fertilizers and salts,  to abrasive silica rock or DRI. Systems capacities range from small to capacities over 12,500 ton per hour and service power generation, mines and quarries, ports, and other industrial facilities.

Our bulk material handling systems include truck, rail, barge, and ship unloading, conveying, stacking and reclaiming, crushing and screening, blending, weighing and sampling, and truck, rail, barge, and ship loading.

Our principals have designed and built more than 1,000 conveyor systems. Our belt and overland conveyor design experience, coupled with the latest software provides innovative and effective material handling solutions and includes latest technologies for long distance, high capacity overland conveyors with both vertical and horizontal curves.

Millcreek Engineering brings particular expertise in transfer, chutework, and skirtboard designs which focus to minimize spillage, dust, and wear.  We utilize Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) to ensure smooth transfer of material, minimizing impact, material degradation, spillage and dust generation, while optimizing equipment service life and plant personnel safety.

Millcreek Engineering Company has unequaled experience in evaluating existing facilities and developing innovative design solutions. Our senior personnel all have more than 20 years in the industry, and together we have established a proven track record of successful bulk material handling projects.