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!
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!
Hedrick Industries Supports Anson County ‘Farm-City Week’
Posted on October 9th, 2015
Every year, Anson County – home to Hedrick Industries’ Lilesville Quarry in Eastern North Carolina – observes Farm-City Week with a dinner and program. This year, Hedrick Industries was invited to attend the event, which was on Tuesday, September 22nd at the Lockhart-Taylor Center of South Piedmont Community College in Wadesboro. Farmers, livestock producers, business and community leaders across the county attended to celebrate Anson County’s efforts to improve the quality of life in the county.
Anson County Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District and the Anson County Chamber of Commerce cordially put on this year’s Farm-City dinner. Pee Dee Electric was the host for the evening. The event combined local agricultural and community partners’ expo, a beef dinner catered by the Anson County Cattlemen’s Association, and entertainment by renowned magician and performer, Paul Miller. There was also a “Meet the Winners” reception for this year’s award recipients:
- Gary Sikes, Outstanding Farmer of the Year awarded by Cooperative Extension
- Tractor Supply Company, Outstanding Agri-Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce
- John McCormick, Conservation Farm Family by Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District
- Curtis Napier and Hunter Taylor, Resource Conservation Workshop Student Participants by Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District
Farm-City Week takes place around the nation each year to fortify the understanding of farm-city relations that deliver the foundation for our food and shelters. Hedrick Industries is proud to be a part of Anson County’s strong ties to its agricultural base and its importance to the local economy. It cannot be denied, the growth in our business and agriculture depend upon the success of one another. Moving forward, it takes both parties working together to succeed.
Hedrick Industries supplies Concord Regional Airport project
Posted on July 27th, 2015
As the Charlotte population continues to rise and travel to North Carolina for both business and leisure gains in popularity, Charlotte city officials have decided to expand the Concord Regional Airport. The airport is already the largest regional airport in the state, with a $171 million economic impact to the region. It provides over 1,900 jobs and has runway access and hangar for private and charter planes, commercial travel, flight schools, and support services. The expansion project will include a new terminal and additional parking deck.
Hedrick Industries is supplying sand to GFL Construction Corporation for the concrete apron expansion. GFL is setting up a portable concrete plant along the existing runway. The concrete is poured using a paving machine with 7-inch lifts and 21-inch total depth. The paving crew works nightshifts, starting at 3am. The project is ongoing this month and completion is expected for 2016.
Concord Regional Airport is one of our state’s busiest general aviation facilities,” said Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls. “The project will allow the airport to further expand its operations and better serve this region.”
“Rock the Quarry” Training Run!
Posted on July 17th, 2015
18 awesome runners came out last week for Rock the Quarry 5K Trail Challenge’s training run. With RTQ right around the corner, on September 19ththis year, enthusiasm was high. The practice run started at 5:45pm at Grove Stone & Sand Co. Due to construction in the quarry’s pit, the group ran around the quarry, 4 miles on the gravel haul road to the top of the overlook (see the view pictured below!). Thank you to the Black Mountain Running Co. Posse and other high-spirited runners who joined in on the fun! Stay tuned for future training run dates between now and race day!
For more information about Rock the Quarry 5K Trail Challenge and to register, visit: race website!