Plant upgrade includes valve improvements

Vulcan Materials Company, one of the largest construction materials producers in the USA, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month on December 4th, to mark the completion of a $50 million upgrade to its Stockbridge, Georgia aggregates plant. The scope of the upgrades and improvements include measures intended to boost safety at the facility and full automation of the plant. This is especially important since the plant was established in the 1870s, and is considered the state’s oldest continuously active aggregate operation.

Jimmy Flemming, VP of Permitting and External Affairs at Vulcan, has commented, “This allows safer and more efficient gate operations and more consistent loads for customers at load-out bins. Emphasis during construction was also placed on environmental controls and features, such as automated dust-suppression valves and road sprinklers.”

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