Highlights: Environmental Stewardship

California

Azusa

Western Division

Environmental Stewardship

“Conservation and Community Through Site-Specific Reclamation”

Creating new opportunities for habitat creation and connectivity. Thank you Wildlife Habitat Council for featuring our Azusa Quarry (near Los Angeles) in your “Conservation and Community Through Site-Specific Reclamation” whitepaper. We’re reclaiming half of the site as a habitat for native wildlife like the western fence lizard, California scrub jay, California quail and desert cottontail and improving aesthetics for the surrounding community. Great work Team Azusa! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pSn7Ng

Texas

Medina

Southwest Division

Environmental Stewardship

Community

STAR Community Program Silver Level Certification

Congratulations to our Medina Quarry team in Texas for achieving STAR Community Program Silver Level Certification by the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA). They earned it based on their community engagement, environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts. Keep up the great work!

Georgia

Grayson

Southeast Division

Environmental Stewardship

Wildlife Habitat Council Recertification

Congratulations to our Grayson Quarry team in Georgia who achieved recertification of their facility by the Wildlife Habitat Council as a wildlife habitat. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our environment.

Florida

Fort Myers

Southeast Division

Environmental Stewardship

Fort Myers Wildlife

Nature and industry coexisting. Our Ft. Myers Quarry is home to many reptiles, mammals, fish and birds including this turkey vulture. The grasses heading into the lake are great for foraging birds and fish. And of course you’ll find plenty of gators!

California

Pleasanton

Western Division

Environmental Stewardship

Pleasanton Quarry Mascot

Our Pleasanton Quarry in California provides a unique habitat for a variety of animal species including white-tailed deer, cotton-tailed rabbits and ruddy ducks. The bald eagles are a favorite of the Pleasanton team and their customers, who regard “The Eagles” as the plant’s unofficial mascot.

California

Pleasanton

Western Division

Environmental Stewardship

Feathery Friends

Providing a home for our feathery friends. With 285 acres of wetlands and open water habitat as well as over 30 nest boxes, birds flock to Pleasanton Sand & Gravel, one of our 40+ Wildlife Habitat Council certified sites.

Florida

Southeast Division

Environmental Stewardship

Tiger Creek Mitigation Bank

Check out our Tiger Creek Mitigation Bank in Lake Wales, FL. Working with state and federal conservation agencies and organizations, we established this 400-acre home for local threatened species including the sand skink, bluetail mole skink and gopher tortoise.

Alabama

Gurley

Southern & Gulf Coast Division

Environmental Stewardship

Gurley Wins Top NSSGA Award

Building a bridge on the property to protect wetlands and Hurricane Creek, which runs through the facility, led to winning the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association (NSSGA) 2017 Environmental Excellence Platinum Award.

Virginia

Edsall Road

Mideast Division

Environmental Stewardship

Ready Mix Fleet Reduces CO2 Emissions

Since 2016, Ready Mixed Concrete has been retrofitted with a proprietary product called Carbon Cure to reduce CO2 emissions. So far, Vulcan can document reduction of more than 2 million pounds of CO2 – equivalent to over 2 million vehicle miles.

California

Sanger

Western Division

Environmental Stewardship

New Conveyor Reduces Vehicle Emissions

A conveyor system bridge is being built for the Kings Canyon Road project. The system will improve safety, reduce vehicle emissions and relieve traffic congestion by transporting an estimated 800,000 tons of material from the yard over the highway to the job site.

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