Vulcan to kick off expansion of its Rockingham Quarry

The North Site will be designed and operated to meet or exceed all state and federal requirements and regulations.

Vulcan Materials Co. announced plans to begin development of a 68-acre property to support its existing quarry in Rockingham, North Carolina, noting that it will generate economic growth and create jobs in the local community.

“This project demonstrates growth and strength in the local and regional economy and will serve as a catalyst that will help us continue generating economic and community benefits in Richmond County,” said Plant Manager Matthew Medlin, in a press release. “For more than 50 years, the Rockingham Quarry has served as an important economic engine for Richmond County and a local community partner, which will continue into 2020 and beyond.”

The quarry, which has 70 employees, has spent more than $3 million with area businesses since 2014. It has also donated more than $233,000 to local schools and community organizations over that same time period.

The Rockingham Quarry has 70 employees and fuels the local economy.
Photo courtesy of Vulcan Materials Co.

Construction on the North Site will begin this month and is expected to be complete in the fall. Vulcan notes that the site will be screened from local roadways by existing vegetation and landscaped berms that will be planted to provide visual screening. The company will also make improvements to a portion of Galestown Road.

To address community questions related to the North Site project, Vulcan created a website and established a community phone line. A community open house is being planned at the quarry later in the year.

In three to five years, Vulcan plans to develop a 218-acre property adjacent to the North Site project. Unlike the North Site project, it will require zoning and permitting. The operator pledged to work with neighbors and the community to “design a responsive plan before submitting plans for the project.”