In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction materials producers are stepping up to the help their communities all over the globe.
- LafargeHolcim’s innovation center in Lyon has donated its 4,000 N95 masks and 10,000 gloves to the the Bourgoin Jailleu hospital.
- York Building Products donated 200 N955 masks to Lancaster General.
- CEMEX mixers in Columbia delivered a special soap and water mixture to sanitize an area that will be set up as a large temporary hospital.
- Martin Marietta and Granite Construction are encouraging donations to the American Red Cross.
These companies and so many more are showing what it means to be a good neighbor!
In 2021, Martin Marietta will move its corporate headquarters from 2710 Wycliff Road in Raleigh into a new office building, according to a Triangle Business Journal report. The company leased the new five-story, 125,000-square-foot GlenLake Seven office building and will be its sole tenant.
Construction began on GlenLake Seven in the first quarter of 2019 and is expected to be ready for use during the first quarter of 2021. Amenities will include a fitness facility, conference center, cafe, and activated outdoor spaces, according to the news report.
“This new building at GlenLake Seven, together with the surrounding Office Park, perfectly meets the needs of our growing business and complements our focus on enhanced efficiencies and sustainability,” Ward Nye, chairman, president, and CEO of Martin Marietta, told the Triangle Business Journal.
Martin Marietta is seeking expansion of its quarry in Granite Falls, Minn., with plans to expand the operation to the west side of its property. Preliminary evaluations show the need to consider a wetland that was not designated during its earlier 1992 permit review, the Independent reports.
Jolene Johnson, from the Yellow Medicine County planning and zoning office told county commissioners she anticipates a much more extensive permitting process than a typical zoning decision, the news outlet says. She explained that her office will work with Martin Marietta officials and the DNR to complete an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) which will, in turn, determine if an environmental impact study (EIS) is needed.
According to the Independent, Johnson told commissioners that the wetland at the quarry has already been impacted by man-made activities in the past. “It’s already been altered, she said. “That’s part of what has to be considered. There will be information and public comments as part of the EAW, and that will help to determine whether or not there’s a need for an EIS.”
If an EIS is needed, Johnson said it could delay plan for expansion.