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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-95 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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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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Quarry Crusher

Annual Chula Vista Quarry Crusher Run raised $45,000 towards the Chula Vista Firefighter’s Foundation. The 2018 Quarry Crusher Run at Chula Vista had 369 participants. 75 volunteers from Vulcan’s Chula Vista and Carroll Canyon facilities were there to help along with sponsors from Chula Vista Fire Explorers...
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Supporting Our Troops

The Vulcan Southwest Division first partnered with Soldiers' Angels in 2017 for the first Quarry Crusher Run in Texas. Given that San Antonio is Military City, USA, Soldiers' Angels was a natural charity partner for this race...
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Girl Power

The Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas know first-hand there’s a lot to learn at a quarry. Scouts who attend Camp Metro in San Antonio get hands-on experience and explore skills in a variety of thematic areas, including STEM learning...
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Special Growers Bloom

Special Growers started with an inspirational idea – to provide opportunities for young adults with special-needs. Founded eight years ago, the non-profit employs about 70 workers who harvest fresh herbs for wholesale to restaurants in and around Blount County. Area high school students with special-needs also work at Special Growers, arriving daily by school bus to the two-acre plot...
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