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Beer City Science Pub Crawl at Colburn Earth Science Museum, Friday, February 26th
Posted on February 19th, 2016
Every month, the Colburn Earth Science Museum (soon to be the Asheville Museum of Science) hosts a Beer City Science Pub event for the public. Each event is an opportunity to informally join together around an important topic while enjoying local beer. Science pub’s are a great way to kick off your weekend and to learn something new.
Next Friday, February 26th, the presentation is “The State of our Climate 2015: A U.S. And Global Perspective” and will start at 6:30pm. Doors open at 5:30, so come peruse the museum and enjoy and craft brew from Twin Leaf Brewery.
Hedrick To Attend AGG1 Academy & Expo in Nashville, TN
Posted on February 11th, 2016
The AGG1 Academy & Expo is the aggregate industry’s leading exposition. Every year, Hedrick Industries attends for a couple valuable days of educational resources and networking. This year’s event is March 22-24 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN and like past years, the event will showcase comprehensive exhibits about the latest technologies and innovations in equipment, products and services.
January 21st is Community Night
Posted on January 14th, 2016
Next Thursday, January 21st, from 4-8pm, Highland Brewing Company is hosting a Community Night as part of the Colburn’s Spot-Light Campaign. The campaign is raising funds to help relocate and rebrand the museum into The Asheville Museum of Science, set to open Spring 2016. The expansion allows the museum to operate in a larger space in the heart of downtown, to make science more accessible to more visitors.
Come out and join Hedrick Industries in helping “move science into the spotlight.” Highland Brewing Company will have great beer, a raffle for cool prizes, Taste-n-See food truck, and good friends. $1 of every pint they sell will be donated to Colburn’s Spot-Light Campaign. Let’s celebrate positive changes together. Hope to see you there!
Working Within Our Communities
Posted on January 6th, 2016
Hedrick Industries is head-quartered out of Salisbury, NC and has rich history and ties to the town. A company-owned factory building that has sat relatively vacant since 2003 has new tenets that will bring jobs and industrial development to the area. Composite Panel Technologies (CPT), a division of The Eastern Company of Connecticut, moved into the space last summer to manufacture their composite panels. Composite panels are essentially liners made up of three layers, polypropylene in the middle and aluminum on either side. Since the panels are lightweight and durable, CPT is currently making 1,800 shells for sleeper cabs for the Western Star 5700 series trucks. With the shells made of composite panels, the trucks are more lightweight, which saves on fuel.
John Helms is the plant operations manager at the CPT plant and has lived in Salisbury for nearly 12 years. With intentions to support the community, Helms says they are planning to hire locally as the company grows. Hedrick Industries currently rents our 70,000 square feet of the building to CPT, but there is 30,000 square feet available for future expansion. Joanne Johnson with Hedrick Industries reported that the company is “so joyful” that a company like CPT, that is conscious and hardworking for the community, is using the building.
Nearly 2 Million Hours Without A Lost Time Accident!
Posted on December 21st, 2015
Hedrick Industries is approaching a safety milestone: between our nine locations across North and South Carolina, we have worked a total of 1,938,843 hours without a “lost time accident,” or LTA – that is nearly 2 million hours! This is a testament to the dedication to safety that Hedrick Industries practices every day.
Our facilities operate five days a week to supply high-quality aggregate materials for demanding construction jobs across the area. We put safety before all else and it shows, not only in our philosophy and values, but in practice. We are continuously investing in safety improvements from the production plant to our haul roads. As safety is a team effort among all individual employees to take initiative to make the workplace safer for everyone, we would like to thank all or our hard working employees that assure safety on the job!