News: Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Phone Recycling Helps Gorillas

IT employees from the Vulcan Materials Company Western Division collected 600 old mobile phones for recycling. This helps decrease demand for coltan, mined in Africa and used to manufacture electronics. The mineral wreaks havoc on gorillas and other animals...
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Tiger Creek Mitigation Bank

Located just two miles from Vulcan’s fully operational Diamond Sand Plant in Lake Wales, Florida, is Tiger Creek Mitigation Bank.
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Ireland Sets Sail

Vulcan Materials Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary shipping company, “Vulica,” held a ceremony at the Blakeley Yard, Port of Mobile, Alabama to name the newest ship in Vulica’s fleet: The Ireland...
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Midden Mound Protected

The Midden Mound adjacent to Witherspoon Quarry was used by Native Americans to bury shells, animal bones and other items...
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Retire & Replace Program

As Vulcan continues to retire older components of our mobile equipment fleet, we are replacing them with newer machines that meet stringent Federal Clean Air Act Tier 3/Tier 4 engine emissions standards...
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Wildlife Habitat Council Honors Calica

The Vulcan Calica, Mexico facility was awarded the the Species of Concern Project Award by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). The plant nursery at Calica was created 26 years ago with assistance from the local community. Their goal was to collect and protect native plant species...
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McCook Reservoir Stage 1 Completed

The McCook Reservoir Stage 1 was formally unveiled to provide flood and pollution control to 3.1 million people in the Chicago area. The McCook Reservoir is part of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP)...
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Unique Conveyor Bridge

Vulcan Materials Company teamed with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on a unique conveyor system bridge for the Kings Canyon Expressway project. The project converted an existing 2-lane rural state highway to a 4-lane expressway...
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Community

Growing the Community

The Hondo Independent School District (ISD) recently completed $33 million dollars worth of construction on four campuses...
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Screening Sand Saves Energy

At the Vulcan Materials Diamond Sand Plant, a new feed prep system is saving energy and wear and tear on the plant...
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