With a legacy dating back before the acquisition of Florida Rock Industries by Vulcan Materials Co., the team operating Vulcan’s Ft. Pierce Quarry in Florida reiterated its support of first responders this summer with meal donations to five different first responder stations in St. Lucie County in June and July – demonstrating a healthy, active partnership with the community.
“At Vulcan Materials Company, we know that being a good neighbor and corporate citizen requires lasting partnerships and we’re proud to renew our ongoing commitment to this community and its first responders in St. Lucie County,” said Steve Wakelee, Ft. Pierce plant manager. “We owe a debt of gratitude to these public servants, and we will continue to do our part to help them grow the resources they need to protect this great community.”
Vulcan Materials has a six-year history of providing sustainable, long-term investments to first responders in St. Lucie County, which is nationally recognized for upholding the highest levels of service. Its contributions are one part of a company-wide goal of sharing resources – volunteer hours, materials and monetary donations – to create a positive community impact, the details of which were released nationally in a recent company report.
The Vulcan Ft. Pierce Quarry operation is vital to the infrastructure in South Florida with a sedimentary Coquina rock essential to road base. Vulcan Ft. Pierce has provided this construction aggregates essential to local public works projects dating back to 1985 when the operation was known as Florida Rock.
“We are committed to operating under ‘The Vulcan Way: Doing the Right Thing, the Right Way, at the Right Time.’ There is no greater responsibility than keeping our team members safe, acting as a good neighbor in our community and being a responsible steward of our shared environment,” said Carol Landrum, manager, government and community relations.