Our Commitment to Jackson County
We are committed to responsibly building our investment in Jackson County by creating and supporting jobs and economic opportunity while operating safely, reliably and in an environmentally responsible manner.
We make construction aggregates that help grow and sustain communities while forming the building blocks for the region’s roads, bridges, homes, hospitals, schools, office buildings and places of worship.
Building Georgia’s Future
Across our 42 aggregates production and distribution facilities in the State of Georgia, more than 1,000 of members of our team work to produce materials that are essential to the future growth of the state. Between sales, wages, taxes and utilities paid, we generate $769 million in annual economic impact for the State. See our State of Georgia Fact Sheet.
Vulcan Materials Company
Our local Jackson County team is supported by hundreds of experienced professionals at Vulcan Materials Company, which is an industry leader in safety, health and environmental stewardship. We are the company we are today thanks to the positive actions of our nearly 12,000 employees. We believe that doing the right thing is good for our business, our environment and our society. Visit esg.vulcanmaterials.com to learn more about our team.
East Jackson County Quarry
The proposed project would be located on a portion of a larger property that is off US Highway 441 near Richmar Road by Athens Stonecasting and other manufacturing.
- Project Area: ~837 acres
- Mining Area: ~25 acres (~10-20 years to complete*)
- Future Mining Area: ~54 acres (~30+ years to complete*)
- Future Plant: ~14 acres
- Earthen Overburden Storage: ~20 acres
We will construct an entrance with an office and scale. Berms will be built and vegetated as the project progresses.
We expect to be in the first Mining Area for ~10-20 years. From there, mining would extend into the Future Mining Area. In the future, we would build a fixed plant near the entrance. The initial mining area would be used for overburden storage.
A Responsible Steward of the Environment
Vulcan has established a strong record of environmental stewardship and operates in an environmentally responsible manner that meets or exceeds local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- We will meet or exceed local, state and federal requirements.
- We will preserve and protect local water resources by recycling water, managing stormwater and utilizing effective dust-control measures.
- We will use vegetated berms to screen our operations.
- We will provide an area for Conservation/Recreation.
Committed to Jackson County
We believe strong communities are built on the actions of people, individually and collectively. Our people are proud to support Jackson County, volunteering their time, talent and funds to the benefit of educational and social causes. And as good neighbors, our employees find many opportunities to make positive impacts in our communities.
- Providing $75,000+ contributions and donations to schools and community organizations in the region.
- Maintaining education partnerships to foster student learning including Empower College & Career Academy.
- Supporting first responders including Jefferson Fire Department.
- Partnering with organizations that assist members of the community that are aging, sick or hungry including Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Urgent Care.
- Maintaining a 24/7 East Jackson County Quarry community feedback line and email to respond to questions or concerns.
Protecting Our People and Community
We have a responsibility to one another, our families, neighbors and communities. Our promise goes beyond regulatory compliance and is reinforced through the everyday actions of our people. Their expertise, dedication and innovation make us a longtime industry leader with proven performance.
- Meeting or exceeding local, state and federal laws and regulations proven to protect our people, community and the environment.
- Prioritizing a safe work culture by recruiting and hiring people who are as committed to safety as we are.
- MSHA Citation Rate: consistently lower than the industry.
- Maintaining safe, engineered blasting procedures to protect our people, neighboring property and the community.
- Monitoring all blasting through an independent third party.
- Consistently meeting or doing better than the regulated safety blasting limits which are designed to protect people, property and structures.
We Make Big Rocks Into Small Rocks
What we do is quite simple. But it has to be done The Right Way.
- Engineers design mine plans which serve as the blueprints for the entire operation. Our inventory is the rock in the ground. It is mined at a rate based on customer demand which is largely tied to the economy.
- Using the mine plans, licensed and trained technicians, adhering to specific depths and patterns, drill holes into the rock.
- We safely and precisely remove a specific amount of rock from the ground through highly controlled blasts that last less than a second.
- Loader and haul truck drivers transfer the rock to the primary crusher, to make smaller rocks.
- The rock is transported via a conveyor to the processing plant where it is processed, sized and sorted to meet customer specifications.
- Product is shipped via local customer trucks.
- Trucks are weighed and ticketed before traveling to job sites and customers for use in homes, businesses, roads and bridges.