• Location: 418 Chisholm Trail
    Cincinnati, OH 45215

  • Phone: 1-513-522-6002
    info@ensaca.net

Information About

Sand Bagging

We are basing our calculations on one ton of fine sand weighing 2,000 pounds.

 

Bagging generates:

  • •   40 bags weighing 50 Lbs. each.

 

At the local big box hardware store a 50 pound bag of fine sand is sold for $ 4.98.

The cost of 1 ton of fine sand at the material supply store counter is $22.60.

There are 40 fifty pound bags in a ton of sand (2000 pounds).

Sand cost per bag: It takes the cost of the sand divided by the 40 bags weighing 50 Lbs. each.

•   $22.60 /40 = $ .57 per bag

Labor per bag is about 12 cents if a worker produces 3 bags per minute or 180 per hour calculated on a salary of $20.00 per hour.

A 3 mil bag measuring 16 x 24 inches costs 20 cents on the internet.

Total Cost for a 50 pound bag of fine sand: $.57 (bag) + $.12 (Labor) + $.20 (bag) = a cost of $.89 per 50 pound bag.

A $20 per hour employee yearly salary for this operation is about $ 41,600 When divided by 12, this equals a labor charges of $ 3,466.00 monthly, two employees would be $ 6,932 monthly. Initially two employees bagging 20,000 bags per month (the machine has productivity up to 50,000) would cost:

  • •   $6,932/20,000 = $ 0,35 bag

 

Cost of sand bagged:

  • •   $ 0.57 cost of sand for each 50 pound bag
  • •   $ 0.20 cost of packaging
  • •   $ $.35 labor each bag on an annual basis
  • •   $ 1.12 - total cost for a 50 pound bag.

 

Sand bagging generates on average a profit margin of 400%, when sold at the going retail price of $4.98 for the 50 pound bag.

Daily MANUAL bagging production for an 8 hour work day.  

  • •   1 employee 200 bags per day.
  • •   2 employees 500 bags per day.

 

Production of bagging with an EnSaca Bagging Machine .

  • •   1 employee 1,600 bags per day bags.
  • •   2 employees 2,500 bags per day.

 

Material to get started bagging:

  • •   One Shovel or Bobcat.
  • •   1 EnSaca machine with 1 or 2 operators.
  • •   1 forklift, pallet truck or even a fork adapter for the Bobcat.
  • •   50 pallets for storage and transport.
  • •   Truck for transport preferably with a lift gate. Some stores have a forklift for loading and unloading.

 

It would be convenient to have a storage facility ready to store the bags as the sun dries out the plastic.

All EnSaca machines are engineered for outdoor use and storage with shielded motors and sealed electrical parts.

With a low investment, it is possible to have high profitability. Just build a good customer base and they will appreciate the service!

We wish great success in your new venture.

We are available to answer any questions.