BUILD OUR FUTURE
We will manufacture construction aggregates that are lightweight, strong, and consistent. The result will be economic and environmental revitalization in communities across America, while, at the same time, enabling sustainable, affordable infrastructure.
We are developing a proprietary process that is mobile, allowing production to take place at the coal waste site. The process will also be more energy efficient than current lightweight aggregate production methods, reducing the industry's environmental impact.
We believe in the value and dignity of the American Worker, that financial responsibility and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive, and that a strong, free economy is a foundational element of a strong, free society. We see Nautilus leveraging the power of capitalism to improve the lives of people around the world.
CONVERTING COAL WASTE INTO NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
In less than a decade following WWII, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover and his team took the destructive power witnessed in the use of the atom bomb and constructively harnessed it for nuclear power generation and propulsion on board a United States submarine, the USS NAUTILUS. The commissioning of the first nuclear powered submarine was not only a watershed event in world history, but symbolized the victory of a small, determined group over conventional thinking, as well as powerful political and engineering obstacles. We at Nautilus Materials are inspired by the efforts of Admiral Rickover and his team and aim to solve problems with the same determination, commitment to excellence, and sense of purpose.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Andrew W. Castrodale is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majored in Economics. After a few years in the concrete industry, he served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the United States Navy, completing tours on the USS SPRINGFIELD and at the Pentagon. He received an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and lives in North Carolina with his wife and four young children.