Vulcan Materials Company is hosting the "Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run National Series" in locations across the United States. Routes include access to working quarries and take runners down paths with an average grade of 10 percent, past granite cliffs to the quarry floor.

Hauling rock out of a quarry is about as heavy-duty as any job can get. The people that do it have to be tough and stay sharp for hours each day both to stay safe and to keep the material moving. But they also cannot accomplish their task successfully without the right kind of equipment.

On June 1, Thompson Tractor officially became an IROCK and Screen Machine Industries dealer of the entire state of Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. In order to facilitate this product line expansion, the company hired a materials industry expert, made a substantial initial investment in units for sale or rental and parts, and is actively engaged with both of the manufacturers for product and service training.

Being an environmentally friendly corporate leader seems to be a goal or maybe even simply a “catch phrase” for the overall efforts of a lot of companies doing business in the United States Vulcan Material Company is taking its environmental responsibility to a new level in Georgia and has set up a new division at its Norcross, Georgia quarry: Vulcan Recycle.

Vulcan Materials Company, a large producer of construction aggregates, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with SPO Partners to acquire its aggregates business, Aggregates USA LLC for $900 million in cash. Aggregates USA LLC operates 31 facilities serving high growth markets in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia.

At the pit near Decatur, Ill., on Oct. 4, the guys cooked 130 lbs. of fish for customers and suppliers at Vulcan’s Customer Appreciation Day, according to mine manager Rob McMahan. McMahan said he and his employees enjoy hosting the annual event, which includes a free lunch of fresh, deep-fried fish cooked on site by members of the Blue Mound Rotary Club along with all the fixings for a great meal.