Archives: April 2019
Henderson County – Hwy 74 Landslide Repair
Posted on April 29th, 2019
Western North Carolina set an all-time record for precipitation in 2018 and that took its toll on the area’s roads and infrastructure. Last summer a mountainside slope began to fail on Highway 74 between Fairview and Chimney Rock. Dirt and debris constantly fell on the road during rainstorms which caused a major hazard for cars and trucks traveling on the steep and curvy road. The NCDOT let a contract in January to provide a permanent solution to the failure. The solution was to build a 15-foot-high rock buttress to prevent any debris from spilling on the roadway. After a grading contractor removed thousands of yards of dirt, the buttress was constructed and they’re currently putting the finishing touches on the project. The Grove Stone crew loaded over 8,000 tons of Rip Rap (Class I) over 3 weeks to meet the contractor’s aggressive schedule. Grove Stone and Material Sales Company is proud to partner with contractors by providing excellent products and service to ensure a successful project.
Posted on April 12th, 2019
Grove Stone & Sand is pleased to support local youth activity. In the Fall of 2018, Grove Stone provided technical support to a special project to benefit the North Asheville Little League. An unused green space at Asheville Catholic School was converted into a beautiful tee ball field. This past weekend marked “Opening Day” for the field – and over 50 youth were able to play ball on this field.
This field will not only help support a growing league, but it will also be a space where youth in our community are able learn about the importance of teamwork and exercise. Grove Stone and Sand is proud to be part of projects like these and proud to be active participants in our communities.
Educating Our Communities
Posted on April 5th, 2019
“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.” Shakuntala Devi
Hedrick Industries is proud of the work that we do. As such, we look for opportunities to share the work that we do with the communities around us in the form of site visits and field trips. These are great educational opportunities for the community at large and the youth of our communities. We had nearly 1000 field trip visitors to our Grove Stone Quarry in 2018.
Camp Tekoa is a community partner to our Green River Quarry in Henderson County. Camp Tekoa is summer camp that also offers holiday break and after school care. As part of their LGO Program (Let’s Go Outside), the camp decided to have a construction-themed week over Spring Break. On March 20th the campers arrived at Green River Quarry and enjoyed a day playing in the dirt, learning about geology, discovering interesting rocks and learning about heavy equipment that we use daily for aggregate production.
We would like to thank Camp Tekoa for being a great neighbor and helping us be a part in educating the youth of our community. If you have a similar camp or class that would like to be a part one of our educational programs, please contact Jason Conner at email@example.com.