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Environmental Stewardship

Sac-Tun Leads by Example in Social and Environmental Sustainability

Vulcan Material Company’s Mexico operation, Sac-Tun, near Playa del Carmen in the State of Quintana Roo, is the company’s largest quarry and employs more people (450) than any of Vulcan’s other quarrying operations.  Sac-Tun is the largest non-tourism employer in Quintana Roo.  Our employees, who come from all parts of Mexico, earn more than three times the minimum wage paid in Quintana Roo and are covered by comprehensive health, retirement and other employee benefit plans.  
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Welcome to Medina

Vulcan’s newest quarry, Medina Quarry in Hondo, Texas primarily serves the San Antonio and Houston markets with products aggregate and concrete used for projects that include roads, bridges, businesses, homes and schools.
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Supporting First Responders

For the past three years, Vulcan’s facility in Chula Vista, California, has partnered with their local first responders in its Quarry Crusher Run, an annual charity race that offers the opportunity to run or walk inside a quarry.
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Community

Vulcan Vinny

A few years ago, Vulcan’s Sun Valley, California facility donated the blue hawk costume to the school and the students named it Vulcan Vinny.
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Partnering With First Responders

Vulcan often partners with first responders but none are cuter than those at the Madera Sheriff’s Office - namely, Apex, Arco, Gaston, Nacho and Tonka. Those would be the five Belgian Malinois who make up the Sheriff’s K9 unit. Vulcan works with the Sheriff’s office to support the Madera Sheriff’s Foundation, which helps fund the program that pays for dogs’ training and equipment, including chew toys and bullet-proof vests.
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Loop 202

When the State of Arizona needed aggregates and asphalt to construct its largest freeway project in state history, Vulcan answered the call. The new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in Phoenix, which opened in 2019, is a 22-miles expressway that shortens commuter times by connecting the East and West Valleys and brings significant economic opportunities to the area.
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Community Pride on Display

For the past 15 years, Vulcan’s McCook Quarry has partnered with Saint Francis Xavier School in La Grange, Illinois for the Annual La Grange Pet Parade.
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Knippa Rockcrushers

The Knippa, Texas Independent School District is all about Vulcan. The high school gymnasium in Knippa is named The Vulcan Center and the school mascot is, what else, a Rockcrusher!...
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Grand Opening

Joined by over 150 neighbors, stakeholders and customers, Vulcan’s Southeast Division celebrated the grand opening of its new aggregates quarry in Lexington County, South Carolina by hosting an open house. The open house welcomed members of the community into the facility where they met with the Vulcan team and asked questions. Those who attended were able to take a tour of the quarry, look at equipment, learn how Vulcan uses science and technology in our daily operation and enjoy a free lunch in the pop-up Quarry Café.
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Disaster Relief Ship Stranded

The Downs family was stranded in Houston aboard their disaster relief ship “Glory.” They needed fuel to make a supply run to Puerto Rico. Vulcan Materials Company donated 10-thousand gallons of diesel fuel so they could complete their humanitarian mission...
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