Grove Stone Quarry Tour Tomorrow!
Posted on April 14th, 2016
In collaboration with the Colburn Earth Science Museum and their NC Science Festival, Grove Stone is hosting a tour of the quarry tomorrow, April 15th, from 2-4:30pm. Come learn about the origins of granite, sand, and gravel for building and transportation infrastructure. Our Hedrick Industries’ staff will guide the tour around the pits, rock piles and equipment. The tour will also include a visit to the on-site stream, a high quality tributary to the Swannanoa River, where you can find and learn to identify aquatic macro-invertebrates. Please remember to bring comfortable walking shoes.
This event is perfect for all ages. Just call the Colburn at (828)254-7162 ahead of time to reserve your spot. Meet at Grove Stone, at 828 Old US Hwy 70W in Swannanoa for an afternoon of exploring! The cost is $10.
Check out the COLBURN EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM WEBSITE for more information on this event and more announcements!
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
The Benefits of Landscaping Stones from Hedrick Industries
Posted on March 1st, 2016
If you are looking for a new way to landscape your yard, consider using landscaping stones. Landscaping stones add a long-lasting curb appeal to your home or business. They add natural beauty that is easy to maintain and will save you on having to water your lawn! Landscaping stones can be used to create a decorate border, pathways, retaining walls, and gardens. Unlike using mulch, stone is weather resistant and will not wear down. Lastly, adding landscaping stones to your exterior design will help water drain so it does not damage your yard.
Hedrick Industries provides high quality stones for every project. Our stones come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can control the look you want. Whether your goal is to update your place of business or add aesthetic appeal to your home, contact Hedrick Industries for your stone needs.
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.
Drone Technology Increases Productivity and Accuracy for Hedrick Industries
Posted on January 20th, 2016
Hedrick Industries recently adopted the drone method for taking stock pile inventory. In the past, inventory was done manually: an employee walks the pile with a GPS device and takes a hundred or so points to measure the volume of the pile. This process was time-consuming, cumbersome, and less precise than the drone measurements. As the drone flies over the pile, surveying the area, it takes thousands of points, meaning volume measurements are more accurate.
In addition to realizing the immediate benefits of improved stockpile measurement and safety, the drone also has the ability to take some awesome pictures! See below!