Hedrick Helps Out
Posted on February 4th, 2019
Hedrick Industries knows that being in the aggregate business is a significant responsibility for many reasons. We assist in the growth, beautification and modernization of all of our communities. We also can be counted on to respond in emergency situations.
This was the case January 13th at approximately 12:40 am in Weaverville, North Carolina. A fire truck crossing a privately owned bridge ended up in the creek under it when the bridge collapsed – leaving 5 other fire trucks stranded on the other side. Using material provided by Hedrick Industries out of North Buncombe Quarry, a crane was able to stabilize the bridge and recover all 6 fire trucks.
Hedrick would like to take the time to thank Lynn Brooks – a dedicated contract hauler – for stepping up and assisting to haul this material on incredibly short notice on a day off. Hedrick would also like to thank McKinley Wheeler – a long-time employee that can always be counted on to help.
To learn more about the story visit https://abcnews4.com/news/local/fire-truck-goes-in-creek-on-way-to-weaverville-house-fire
North Buncombe Quarry Supplies New Belgium Brewery Project in WNC
Posted on September 28th, 2015
In 2012, New Belgium Brewery selected Asheville, North Carolina as the location for its first expansion brewery. The city, they said, was chosen in part for its good water quality and mutual commitment to being a sustainable community.
As the nation’s fourth-top craft brewer, a rank based on beer sales volume, NBB is investing $175 million over the course of seven years to build a state-of-the-art brewery in Asheville’s historic River Arts District on Craven Street.
Since the project’s beginnings, North Buncombe Quarry (Hedrick Industries’ mining location in Weaverville, NC) has supplied various aggregate types for multiple aspects of the project: dirt to raise the building pad out of the flood plain, #57 stone went into the aggregate piers to stabilize the building pad and varied aggregate material for utility, roadway, and storm drain projects. In addition, North Buncombe supplied various aggregates for The City of Asheville to redesign Craven Street around the brewery to incorporate bike lanes, sidewalks, greenways, and stream restoration. Both projects are ongoing until the end of 2015.
For the Asheville-NBB grand opening, now scheduled to coincide with their 25th anniversary in July, 2016, a handful of employees from the Fort Collins-NBB are “carrying a torch” on a bike trek from the Colorado brewery location to Asheville’s. At full build-out, NBB will employ 140 full-time workers