Vulcan to Develop North Site Property
New project will generate economic growth, create jobs for Richmond County
Vulcan Materials Company today announced plans to begin development of a 68-acre property to support its existing Rockingham Quarry. The project will help the company continue its investment and hiring in Richmond County.
“This project demonstrates growth and strength in the local and regional economy and will serve as a catalyst that will help us continue generating economic and community benefits in Richmond County,” said Rockingham Quarry Plant Manager Matthew Medlin. “For more than 50 years, the Rockingham Quarry has served as an important economic engine for Richmond County and a local community partner, which will continue heading into 2020 and beyond.”
The North Site, located just north of Galestown Road and west of Lassiter Road, has been owned by Vulcan since the early 1990s and is fully permitted for mining.
Since 1969, Rockingham Quarry has produced construction aggregates that help grow and sustain the community while forming the building blocks for the region’s roads, bridges, homes, hospitals, schools, office buildings and places of worship. The Rockingham Quarry, which currently employs 70 workers, is one of 22 facilities Vulcan operates in North Carolina.
Vulcan will begin construction of the North Site this month and is expected to complete it in the fall.
Vulcan will design and operate its North Site to meet or exceed all state and federal requirements and regulations. Vulcan will mine granite from the site, process it with portable equipment and load customer trucks for delivery.
The site will be screened from Galestown Road by existing vegetation and landscaped berms that will be planted with grasses, longleaf and Virginia Pines to provide visual screening and sound buffering. As part of the project, Vulcan will fund and make improvements to a portion of Galestown Road.
Vulcan has created a website at www.VulcanRockinghamQuarry.com to provide more information about the project. It has also established a Community Line at (980) 296-1919 that the public use to get more information, ask questions and provide feedback.
In addition to its North Site project, Vulcan announced that it plans to develop a 218-acre property adjacent to the North Site, northeast of the power lines and north of Galestown Road, in the next few years. Unlike the North Site, this property will require zoning and permitting. This means mining activity could begin a minimum of three to five years from now. Vulcan pledged to work with neighbors and the community to design a responsive plan before submitting plans for the project.
Medlin and his team are also planning a Community Open House at the quarry later this year, including facility tours, displays, exhibits and activities for kids. Look for an announcement and details in the future.
Rockingham Quarry At-A-Glance
- Quarry operations began in 1969
- 70 employees
- $3 million+ spent with Richmond County businesses organizations (since 2014)
- $233,000+ donated to local schools and community organizations (since 2014)
- Produces about 3.2M tons of construction aggregate annually
About Vulcan Materials Company
Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt. Vulcan is an industry leader in safety, health and environmental stewardship. Vulcan’s coast-to-coast footprint and strategic distribution network aligns with and serves the nation’s growth centers. Visit csr.VulcanMaterials.com to learn more.