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Our History

    • 1929

      1929: Captain J.H. 'Ham' Duffy of the Ohio River Sand Company in Louisville and Richard N. Coolidge, a Pennsylvania engineer, launched Cumberland River Sand Company, Inc. in Nashville. This aerial shot shows the original yard.

      Captain J.H. "Ham" Duffy of the Ohio River Sand Company in Louisville and Richard N. Coolidge, a Pennsylvania engineer, launched Cumberland River Sand Company, Inc. in Nashville. This aerial shot shows the original yard.

    • 1937

      1937: A flood inundated the company's main offices and plant area. This photo shows one of the company towboats and a rail car in the floodwaters.

      A flood inundated the company's main offices and plant area. This photo shows one of the company towboats and a rail car in the floodwaters.

    • 1954

      The company was purchased by Johnstown Coal & Coke (R.M. Crichton).

    • 1955

      1955: This photo from December 1955 shows the company's screening plant and load-out bins. Trucks would pull under these bins to get a load of sand or different sized gravel. Downtown Nashville is visible in the background. In fact, Titan's stadium - now called LP Field - sits where this photo was taken.

      This photo from December 1955 shows the company's screening plant and load-out bins. Trucks would pull under these bins to get a load of sand or different sized gravel. Downtown Nashville is visible in the background. In fact, Titan's stadium – now called LP Field – sits where this photo was taken.

    • 1962

      The company is sold to Ingram, a regional producer, marine transporter and distributor of specification sand.

    • 1990

      1990: In July, a detailed newspaper write-up featured the company's history and connection to Nashville.

      A detailed newspaper write-up featuring the company's history and connection to Nashville.







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Building Progress in Tennessee, Kentucky & Alabama When you drive around middle Tennessee, western Kentucky and northern Alabama, there's a good chance you're driving on roads using sand and gravel supplied by Pine Bluff Materials. (read more)