If it’s Not Grown, it’s Mined
The rock we obtain from our quarry is an essential part of daily life. Aggregates (like rock) help build roadways, bridges, neighborhoods, sidewalks and schools — just to name a few.
Before we can use rock, it must first be small and loose enough to be removed from the ground and processed. One commonly-used method to obtain rock is “blasting.”
Highly trained operators drill small, precise holes in the rock, which are then filled with blasting material. A highly-coordinated, highly-regulated, closely-monitored detonation follows, which breaks the rock into small pieces that quarry workers then extract.
Independent studies conducted by federal agencies confirm that our operations do not harm nearby structures and surrounding neighbors. When it comes to our operations, we believe in transparency and accountability. That’s why we tell our neighbors when blasting will occur, and use advanced technologies to monitor local vibrations.
Part of our transparency and accountability process involves sharing information about our operational schedule with neighbors. Blasting operations are scheduled to occur only on weekdays — never weekends.
Neighbors to the quarry may request to be placed on a notification list. Neighbors who sign-up for notifications will be notified via phone within 24 hours prior to a scheduled blast. Click here to see an example of what a typical blast looks like.
We pride ourselves on having open lines of communication with our neighbors and community. We’re committed to being an industry leader in community relations, which means we regularly talk to our neighbors, listen to them and keep an open door. Any potential complaints are encouraged to be brought to quarry management immediately and can also be addresses through the community council.