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Boxley Celebrates National Women in Construction Week

National Women in Construction Week is a time to acknowledge and appreciate the career path women have forged in the industry.

Speaking from experience Haley Wyant, a skilled worker and soon to be lab technician at our Buckingham Slate location in Arvonia, VA, advises other women, “don’t get discouraged if you’re the minority for any reason; if you have the drive and desire, you can ‘go for it’ and be as successful as anyone else.”

Haley came to Boxley three years ago after hearing about a job opportunity through a friend and former employee. Armed with a high school degree and some college courses, Haley hit the ground running, excelling at her new career path.

No two days are the same as her responsibilities range from lift truck operator to fabricating and finishing slate hardscape products. As a hard worker, she will be the first one to tell you that at Boxley your work is recognized, and accomplishments are rewarded. In her relatively short time with Boxley, she has experienced first-hand the ability to develop and grow within the company. Currently, Haley is training to become a certified lab technician for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of our Aggregate division.

Boxley works hard to training and expose employees to scenarios that will assist in their development professionally as well as personally. We know when you encourage the growth of an individual, you will better their own future along with the companies.

“We want our employees to be the best they can be and to know we’re here to support them in making it happen—regardless of background, culture, or experience,” says Lori Baisden, the Human Resources Director of Boxley Materials and Georgia Stone Products.

If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family or would like to learn more about the Management Trainee Program, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. Looking for more information on our DE&I team, check out our 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

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See It or Not – Aggregate is There

Since 1906, Boxley has provided the aggregate (more commonly known as stone) required for the construction of homes, schools, hospitals, buildings, landscaping, and the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges in the communities we serve. Aggregate is an essential component of our daily lives and some of its uses may surprise you.

Did you know: The average American requires roughly 10,000 tons of aggregate per year?

Where You See It

Without aggregate we would not have roads to drive on or bridges to traverse waterways and valley. In fact, aggregate makes up over 90% of asphalt pavement and up to 80% of concrete mixtures. Aggregate is also essential in the construction of the buildings where we live, learn, work, and play. An average-size home requires roughly 400 tons of aggregate alone. 

Besides providing volume and stability for building materials, aggregate also makes the finished product resistant to wear and erosion, allowing for a longer lifespan.

Where You Don’t

Glass, plastic, pennies, computer parts, antacids; none would be possible without aggregate. Other everyday items it can be present in include medicines, makeup, toothpaste, paint, animal feed, household cleaners, sodas, and more. Aggregate even plays an important role in the purification of the water we drink. 

Working with other additives, aggregate provides calcium ions for strong teeth and bones and neutralizes acidic soil to allow plants to grow more effectively.

Spread The Word

Boxley host hundreds of school-age children every year for tours of our aggregate operations as part of our partnership with the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

If you are a teacher or homeschool facilitator, contact us at contact@boxley.kinsta.cloud to schedule a tour.