WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER

Strong communities are built on the actions of people, individually and collectively. Our people are proud to support the communities where we operate – from disaster relief and emergency management to educational and social causes. At Vulcan, it’s more than just financial contributions. Our people volunteer their time and talent. And as good neighbors, Vulcan employees find many opportunities to make positive impacts in our communities.


“I am proud to represent Vulcan, and I enjoy working closely with our community partners. Whether we are volunteering to help our local schools or working shoulder-to-shoulder on a community project with our neighbors, we’re in this together.”

- Valerie Garza, Executive Assistant and Community Relations Leader, Texas, 2 years of service

One of our first Adopt-A-School partnerships began over 30 years ago at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia.

MEETING IMMEDIATE NEEDS

DISASTER ASSISTANCE AND EMERGENCY RELIEF

From Texas to Florida to Mexico to California, our communities have recently been impacted by natural disasters: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Tropical Storm Nate, the major earthquake in Mexico City and the tragic fires in Northern and Southern California.

Vulcan employees have also been affected.

There are many stories to share that speak to the heart of Vulcan. People at various Vulcan offices and facilities moved quickly to meet the needs of those impacted.

In the Southwest Division office in San Antonio, Texas, employees collected much-needed diapers, clothes, food and even dehumidifiers to dry out homes and belongs. Vulcan’s transportation team in Texas and Arizona helped by offering its delivery service into Houston.

In Fort Myers, Florida, despite the abundance of water from the flooding, the community was cut off from safe drinking water. In the face of flooded roadways and supply shortage, Vulcan secured over 1,500 cases of water – that’s more than 36,000 bottles – and then immediately distributed them to Vulcan employees and the community near the Fort Myers Sand Plant.

Vulcan employees made generous cash donations, and the Company met each dollar with a matching gift, supporting relief efforts of the American Red Cross. One America Appeal and Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Lasting Partnerships

STRONG SCHOOLS - STRONG COMMUNITIES

Being a strong community partner means recognizing the unique opportunities we have to make a lasting difference in the communities we serve. With a strong emphasis on conservation and education, we are long-term partners to thousands of organizations coast to coast. We offer resources to get things done – whether it be our people’s time and talents, materials or financial support.

Being a strong community partner also means opening our doors to neighbors. For more than 30,000 children and adults each year, our facilities become open-air classrooms where our employees serve as guides and teachers. Kids learn about science, technology, engineering, math, the Earth and geology, while seeing the mining process in action.

As proponents of higher education, we provide scholarships to college students. In 2017, we awarded over 100 scholarships. Through our 25-year partnership with the national organization INROADS, we offer internships to help prepare minority college students for corporate and community leadership.

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Better education builds brighter futures and stronger communities. One of our first formal Adopt-A-School partnerships began in 1986 at Meadowcreek High School, which is next to our Norcross Quarry in Georgia. Established to bring curriculum such as earth science, mathematics, ecology and geology alive for students, the partnership has grown to include a popular art program, which features works from students of all ages.

Today we partner with nearly 250 schools around the country. These long-term relationships – which include service projects, classroom involvement, mentoring and resource donations – enable us to play a role in improving the quality of education and ensuring the success of tomorrow’s leaders. As in every facet of our business, open dialogue is key to a successful partnership. Ongoing conversations and training among teachers, school administrators and our employees result in enriching projects that pair employee talents with student interests.

100 +

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN 2017

$ 470,000+

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AWARDED IN 2016

Laraway Quarry Area Operations Manager Bob Tota mentors student participants of the Joliet Cyborgs robotics team in preparation for the team’s annual competition. Vulcan has been a sponsor of Joliet Township High School’s robotics team since the program’s inception. Pictured: Area Operations Manager Bob Tota (rear) along with Joliet Cyborgs members (from left) Zack Lindley, Miguel Gutierrez and Jake Blaauw.

Leadership in Action

CONTRIBUTING OUR TIME AND TALENTS BEYOND THE JOB

Each year, we volunteer thousands of hours to organizations and causes that shape our communities and keep residents safe and healthy. As a business, we believe in being a good neighbor by volunteering in local schools, working on Habitat for Humanity projects, helping adults learn to read, working at food banks and volunteering for local and national service organizations that make our communities stronger.

Our dedication to safety extends far beyond our facilities. We believe in fostering safer communities for our neighbors. Many of our facilities hold annual Safety Days, as in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we partner with local law enforcement and community organizations to educate families on safety in their homes and neighborhoods.

Robotics Brings Science to Life

The employees of our Laraway Quarry in Illinois have supported and mentored the students of the Joliet Cyborgs robotics team since the program’s inception in 2010. Led by Area Operations Manager Bob Tota and Engineer Mike Rollinger, the team is made up of more than 30 students at Joliet Township High School, who apply complex mathematical and physics concepts at annual robotics competitions.

For Bob Tota, one of the most rewarding aspects of sponsoring the program is watching its members develop and grow their technical and leadership skills over time while reinforcing the real-world applications of science and math. “If Vulcan was not a sponsor of the program, we would not have been able to move forward each year,” says Carol Collins, program director of the team. “Vulcan is instrumental in the livelihood of the Joliet Cyborgs.”

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school partnerships

30,000+

average annual visitors

545 +

AVERAGE ANNUAL PLANT TOURS

The Columbia Quarry in South Carolina hosts the Quarry Crusher Run, which has been benefiting the surrounding community since 2011.

Paying it Forward

A FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY

Established in 1988, Vulcan Materials Company Foundation provides nonprofit organizations with financial support that helps them better address and respond to today’s social challenges. We work with community partners across the country to create pathways to opportunity and a stronger future through education, land conservation, wildlife habitats and causes that make a difference for the communities we serve. Since 2010, the Company and Foundation have donated over $23 million to worthy organizations across the U.S. We are also proud to match employee contributions to select educational institutions and organizations up to $10,000 per year, per employee.

But there is more than just financial support. Construction aggregates form the backbone of our cities, towns and transportation networks. That’s why we take an active role in helping build and beautify our communities. We annually donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of crushed rock, stone, sand, asphalt and concrete to projects in and around the communities where we operate. As just one example, in Sun Valley, California, we donated rock to a community beautification group to help build landscape features, including bioswales. The structures capture stormwater flooding in the community and remove silt from surface runoff.

Crushing It

2017 marked the expansion of the Vulcan Materials Company Quarry Crusher Run (QCR) Series. Vulcan added two additional races, 1604 Quarry in San Antonio, Texas and Chula Vista Quarry in San Diego, California.

The QCR was started in 2012 by a small group of community-minded citizens in Columbia, South Carolina, who wanted to work together with Vulcan's Columbia Quarry and the adjacent Olympia neighborhood. After a few years of running a small festival called Olympia Fest near the quarry, the organizers came up with the idea to host a foot race running down into the quarry pit and back out in hopes of attracting more attendees to the festival. And it did! The QCR at the Columbia Quarry has been wildly successful, gaining more participants each year. In 2016, the QCR expanded into a series of races and hosted QCRs in the Atlanta area at the Norcross Quarry, at Havre de Grace Quarry in the Baltimore area, and in the Birmingham area at the Dolcito Quarry in Tarrant City. This year, the series grew to six Vulcan served-states. For Vulcan, the QCR is similar to an open house at the quarry. Each event gives people an opportunity to see inside a quarry and to get to know Vulcan better.

Over 2,548 people took part in the race series and proceeds benefited the following organizations: Chula Vista Firefighter’s Foundation, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Meadowvale Elementary School, Olympia Community Education Foundation, Soldiers’ Angels and Tarrant City Schools.

$ 23.4M

DONATED from 2010-2017

5,636

foundation and matching gift recipients from 2010-2017

$ 3.6M

Matching gifts for employee charitable contributions from 2010-2017

Our Commitments

Safety, Health & Environment

Protecting the health and safety of people and the environment guides us in everything we do. It goes far beyond regulatory compliance. It’s a personal responsibility we have to one another, our families, neighbors and the community. Our people lead the way. Their expertise, dedication and best practices are the reason we are a longtime industry leader in safety, health and environmental performance.

People

At Vulcan, leadership doesn’t just come from the top. Our people understand that actions matter. They share a competitive drive for excellence that fosters an environment of trust, teamwork, positive reinforcement and inclusion. Ours is a culture of mutual respect, integrity and commitment that drives our growth and success.

Natural Resources

Working with the land is the crux of our business. Mining is an interim use of the land. Good stewardship means taking a holistic approach that bears in mind the present and the future.

Community

Strong communities are built on the actions of individuals. Our people are proud to contribute to the communities in which they live and work in big ways and in small – from disaster relief and emergency management to educational and social causes. At Vulcan, it’s more than just financial support. Our people volunteer their time and talent.

Our Commitments

Protecting the health and safety of people and the environment guides us in everything we do. It goes far beyond regulatory compliance. It’s a personal responsibility we have to one another, our families, neighbors and the community. Our people lead the way. Their expertise, dedication and best practices are the reason we are a longtime industry leader in safety, health and environmental performance.

At Vulcan, leadership doesn’t just come from the top. Our people understand that actions matter. They share a competitive drive for excellence that fosters an environment of trust, teamwork, positive reinforcement and inclusion. Ours is a culture of mutual respect, integrity and commitment that drives our growth and success.

Working with the land is the crux of our business. Mining is an interim use of the land. Good stewardship means taking a holistic approach that bears in mind the present and the future.

Strong communities are built on the actions of individuals. Our people are proud to contribute to the communities in which they live and work in big ways and in small – from disaster relief and emergency management to educational and social causes. At Vulcan, it’s more than just financial support. Our people volunteer their time and talent.