The Turris engineers preferred to utilize a conveyor system due to its high reliability and continuous operation. It they chose to drive a vertical shaft to simplify their excavation problem, they would be forced into the unpleasant necessity of installing a skip hoist and foregoing the advantages of a conveyor system. Turris Coal Company was facing a dilemma they wanted to construct a vertical shaft and use a conveyor system.
The materials handling specialists at Scholtz-EFS Corporation, Annandale, Virginia (an affiliate of Scholtz-EFS GmbH, Hamburg, West Germany) presented Turris Coal Company with an innovative solution. With a Scholtz Vertical Conveyor System, Turris Coal Company would have a cost-effective conveyor system installed in an economic vertical shaft.