Western Rock Products Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Tue October 24, 2017 - West Edition #22
Construction Equipment Guide

Western Rock Products is celebrating 50 years of construction service in southern and southwestern Utah and surrounding areas.
Western Rock Products is celebrating 50 years of construction service in southern and southwestern Utah and surrounding areas.

Western Rock Products is celebrating 50 years of construction service in southern and southwestern Utah and surrounding areas. In 1967, Western Rock Products began by supplying asphalt, paving and construction services in Cedar City, Utah. The company quickly grew and now in 2017 provides rock products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services along the I-15 corridor.

Western Rock Products plans to celebrate its 50th milestone with its hard-working employees and loyal customers in two separate events later this year. It also will celebrate within its local community by participating in a parade with its transport and trailer, employee families and veterans.

“Western Rock Products has been supplying construction materials and services in southern Utah, Mesquite, Nevada and Page, Arizona since 1967,” said Derrick Pack, general manager. “Western Rock and our employees are committed to providing top quality aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, hot mix asphalt, landscape products and construction services for our customers, no matter how large or small. This commitment to excellence is what makes Western Rock the preferred source.”

Western Rock Products specializes in highway and site development work. It does everything from small subdivisions to multi-million dollar highway and commercial projects.

Western Rock Products is committed to community involvement and educates students about the role aggregates play in the world with its Rocks Build Our World program. Rocks Build Our World provides a hands-on learning experience for students. Some of the activities introduced to students include “cookie mining” and cement-making. Employees also teach and stress the importance of safety and wearing the proper safety equipment.

Rhett Taintor of commercial aggregate sales typically does 40 to 50 Rocks Build Our World presentations a year.

“Rocks Build Our World is a great opportunity to reach out to the future generation,” Taintor said. “My hope is to give them a glimpse of this awesome industry that we work in, and to spark an interest in all the great opportunities building with rocks can give them.”

Western Rock Products has received numerous awards. Its most recent awards include the 2016 Associated General Contractors (AGC)/Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Small Contractor of the Year Award and the Fort Pierce National Ready Mixed Concrete Association NRMCA Green Star certification.

Western Rock Products most recent notable projects include the I-15 Mall Project owned by UDOT that was completed in 2016, the SR12 Henrieville to MP 79.4 project owned by UDOT that is expected to be completed in 2017 and the Lakeshore Drive — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area project owned by Federal Highway Administration FHWA.

“Our great team of men and women that work for us have been supplying high quality aggregates, ready mix, asphalt and construction service for more than 50 years,” said Michael Kurz, south region president. “We continuously strive to be the preferred source in all the markets that we live and serve in. Congratulations to everyone at Western Rock and thank you for 50 great years.”

For more information, call 801/409-2493 or visit westernrock.com.

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