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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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Recreation Rocks

A long-term partner of the Florahome Parks and Recreation Association, Grandin donated $16,000 toward construction of a new playground at Palmetto Park. The playground is located adjacent to the Florahome Trailhead for the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail, roughly six miles east of the sand plant. The trail runs north of the plant’s entrance...
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“Daily Mile” Initiative

Vulcan Materials Gold Hill Quarry provided an in-kind donation of over 300 tons of stone in the past 2 years for 10 elementary schools in Rowan County, North Carolina. The stone was used to build walking tracks/trails in partnership with Healthy Rowan...
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Driving Towards Success

Just down the road from the Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, a new interchange is being built for the interstate. The I-985 Martin Road Interchange project in Atlanta, Georgia is taking 150,000 tons of material - all from Vulcan’s Friendship Quarry in Buford, Georgia.
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Rock Out the Quarry

Quarry Park, built on a former quarry site donated by Vulcan, is now the most visited park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Spectrum News recently featured the city of Winston-Salem's second annual "Rock Out the Quarry" event held at Quarry Park. The event was an opportunity to bring the community together and encourage regular visitors to the park.
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Thursday Night Lights

The popular TV show “Friday Night Lights” captured the pride and passion Texans have for high school football. That same devotion is evident in the San Antonio area, where “Thursday Night Lights” is a popular attraction for fans...
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Ready For Takeoff

Until recently, the small, aging runway at the McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville, Tennessee has limited the economic boost the airport could provide. Vulcan was offered the opportunity to supply the majority of the materials required for runway expansion exspanion, but this opportunity didn’t come without its challenges...
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Women Build

Habitat for Humanity’s Birmingham Women Build program was recently featured in Bham Now. A team of Vulcan women participated in the program this year, building a home for Tanquenekia Dunning, a single mother of two young children.
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Making An Impact

Vulcan donated seven new sewing machines to Mariposa Community House after the Impact House was broken into and the sewing machines were stolen in summer 2018...
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Lights, Camera, Action!

Since 2013, Vulcan facilities have hosted 32 TV/Film productions and the big names keep rolling in. Vulcan’s Stockbridge Quarry in Atlanta, Georgia has been aptly named ‘Vulcan Hollywood South.’ In 2013, Stockbridge had their first big movie shoot with Fast and Furious 7. Major motion pictures followed such as The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Marvel’s Black Panther...
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