Rocks Build America
Posted on May 19th, 2016
DID YOU KNOW? In your lifetime, you will need 1.18 million pounds of stone, sand & gravel. From our roads, homes, and everyday products, aggregate materials are the make-up of our modern world. For an in-depth look at the impact of rocks in our country, visit the NSSGA website HERE
2016 Spartan U.S. Championship Series at Grove Stone
Posted on April 22nd, 2016
Grove Stone, our quarry outside of Asheville, NC is one of the five race courses hosting the 2016 Spartan U.S. Championship Series. Kicking off in May, the most elite athletes will compete in one race a month at select Spartan Race courses across the county. Race 4 is “Southeast Showdown,” at Grove Stone on August 6th. The races will all be filmed (and then broadcast at a later date) on NBC Sports Television. Whether you are a competitor yourself or an enthusiastic spectator, take this great opportunity to be apart of it all with some of the best athletes out there.
For more on race dates, locations, and NBC air times, check out Spartan U.S. Championship Series official website
Depleted Mines Have Positive Impact On Their Immediate Communities
Posted on April 8th, 2016
To give you an idea of how expansive a depleted mine is, it will take the crew at the Bellwood Quarry 7 weeks to scale their way all the way around it, making sure that loose rock falls before the real construction begins. This is just the first step in turning the old mine into Atlanta’s largest park and reservoir that will hold more than a billion gallons of the city’s emergency back-up water supply. Later this summer, 70 trucks will transport a custom-built tunnel boring machine to Atlanta, which will dig a tunnel 5 miles long and 12.5′ in diameter under Marietta Street and under Howell Mill Road for water to travel through from the water treatment plant.
Listen to the full story HERE
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.
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.