Vulcan Materials Co. announced that the Kern County, Calif., board of supervisors voted by unanimous consent to approve its San Emidio Quarry expansion.
The project will provide resources necessary for maintenance of infrastructure, the company stated. “The aggregate produced at San Emidio will supply the materials that are vital to infrastructure projects for many generations,” said Brock Lodge, Vulcan’s Western Division president.
The San Emidio Quarry is in Vulcan’s Western Division, which includes 36 crushed stone, sand and gravel facilities as well as additional hot mix asphalt facilities – all located in California. Currently, Vulcan’s Western Division employs more than 850 people throughout the state.
According to the Kern County Planning and Community Development Department Notice of Preparation, the expansion will allow the plant to go from 1.9 million tpy to 5 million tpy.