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 sandbags 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 sandbag of fine sand: $.57 (bag) + $.12 (Labor) + $.20 (bag) = a cost of $.89 per 50 pound sandbag.
A $20 per hour employee yearly salary for this sandbagging 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 sandbagging 20,000 bags per month (the machine has productivity up to 50,000) would cost:
Sandbagging 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 sandbagging production for an 8 hour work day.
Employee Sandbagging Production with an EnSaca Bagging Machine .
It would be convenient to have a storage facility ready to store the sandbags 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!
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