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.”
Hedrick Industries Supplies Greenbrier AdvoCare Sports Performance Center
Posted on June 29th, 2015
Last summer, Piedmont Sand Company – Hedrick Industries’ sand location in Pageland, SC– supplied approximately 30,000 tons of screened fill sand to The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Spring, West Virginia. The sand furnished the resort’s high quality athletic fields at the AdvoCare Sports Performance center, home of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints preseason training camp. Anthony Arnold, Officer at Material Sales Company, the sales agent for all of Hedrick Industries’ aggregate locations, commented on the project with pride: “We occasionally participate in some cool projects that ‘make us proud.’”
The practice facility, which was built in 90 days, includes three practice fields (two natural turf and one synthetic grass) and a 55,000-square-foot multi-purpose building with meeting rooms, weight rooms, locker rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations, and kitchen and dining facilities.
The owner of The Greenbrier Resort, Jim Justice, is thrilled about the expansion project and the partnership as a whole: “It took a lot of work to make this a reality, and it’s unbelievable. It’s a beautiful facility, and we’re out of our minds excited to have the Saints in West Virginia.” When the Saints come to town for their annual practices, football fans in White Sulphur line the streets to welcome the team. Fans are also invited to picnic with players and coaches, to tour the AdvoCare Sports Performance Center, and to spectate at any of the practices. All 27 practices and 1 full scrimmage are open to the public free of charge. With their practice field in West Virginia, the Saints can get out of the New Orleans’ heat. In return, the impact the team will have on economic growth and positive exposure is huge for the state of West Virginia. Hedrick Industries is proud to be a player in this partnership. Win-win. (Photo credit: Warren Moser, Material Sales Company)