A path to a career in construction, specifically at our Fieldale quarry, was laid out to Stacy Barbour before graduating high school. Throughout his 22 years at Boxley, Stacy’s ability to utilize team input for forward-looking plans has been instrumental in accomplishing goals. It did not go unnoticed—no matter the position he held.
“My dad was a truck driver; he hauled a lot of material out of this location during the daytime and worked at night. One time, right before I was about to graduate high school, we were here getting loaded with crusher-run. As the loader approached the truck, he looked at me and said, ‘learn how to work on those things, and you can make some money.’ So, I joined the Army, and that’s what I did. When I got out, I came back to Fieldale where it all started.”—Stacy Barbour (Operations Manager at Fieldale Quarry)
Stacy has held five different positions since joining Boxley through an acquisition in 1999: all but one stationed out of Fieldale. He started in the mobile equipment shop and accepted the Leadman role for the stationary plant on the second shift within two years. He was promoted to Maintenance Foreman, a position he held for over a decade before accepting the Director of Safety position. Within the year, he would again get promoted and headed back to Fieldale to take on his current role—Operations Manager.
Leading by example, Stacy shares what he thinks the younger generations need to know about pursuing a career in construction, “Work hard! When you have ideas that could make a difference in the industry, bring them up. Challenge yourself by taking growth opportunities.”
There are a lot of skilled trades within the mining industry; if you are a young adult with questions about a future Career in Construction, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. Or if you are interested in next year’s Management Trainee Intern program, click here.
When looking for a career, Latosha Mabins looked no further than becoming a woman with a career in asphalt construction. A good income, ability to travel, and opportunity to utilize her commercial driver’s license (CDL) were all boxes checked off when she found her position at Boxley.
“I enjoy working outside and seeing different things, I always have. I get to step outside the box and learn different skills hands-on.” – Latosha Mabins (Slurry Crew Superintendent)
It is important in any career to feel valued and as though there is room to grow. Latosha started with Boxley in 2019 as a distributor operator and served in a variety of roles such as timekeeper, and nurse truck operator. Her hard work and dedication propelled her to her current role—Slurry Crew Superintendent.
Taking on a role of authority is not meant for everyone. However, Latosha has met and overcame the challenge of working alongside people from different backgrounds and work ethics. Ensuring that the job gets done no matter what is another trait that exemplifies why she is in her position.
When asked for advice to tell younger generations deciding their way, Latosha said, “I would tell the younger generation of women: never allow another’s opinion of your lifestyle to make you feel like you can’t do a job. Because you can…we can!”
If you are like Latosha and looking to join other women in asphalt construction, click here for the open position nearest you.
At Boxley, we think every week should be National Truck Driver Appreciation Week because we always appreciate our men and women behind the wheel and the dedication, they give to safety on the job every day.
Over A Million Miles Without Accident
“Our drivers show up every day ready to put safety first, over a million miles without an accident is a huge accomplishment, and I just want to say thank you to our men and women that made it a reality.”
– Andy Vassar (Boxley Safety Director)
Boxley supports driver safety by covering the cost to maintain Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) and the SMITH driver driving program. If you have your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a dedication to safe driving and are looking to join a team of top-ranking driving with outstanding pay and benefits; check out our locations with CDL openings today, here.
Boxley promotes employee health and wellness year-round with Engage, digital benefits, and health engagement platform sponsored by the company partnered health insurance: Anthem.
By getting active, sleeping well, and eating smart, employees earn points to apply towards their premium deductions. Continue reading “Employees Benefit From Health and Wellness”
Boxley is proud of our veterans, who have collectively served across all branches for over 50 years. Although appreciation is acknowledged year-round, each November, we take it a step further in honor of Veterans Day. Continue reading “Boxley Commits to Veterans “
Who said you must have a college degree and work in an office to have a great career? Let’s face it, being a desk jockey isn’t the ideal job for everyone, being cooped up in an office can feel more like a prison sentence than a great job. No matter the reason, you’re looking to construction for your career move. If you love big trucks and heavy machinery, being outside, or are following in the family’s footsteps, you’ll find camaraderie with your coworkers on our team. Continue reading “Build Your Future at Boxley “
Boxley looks to hire employees who are committed to living the Boxley way. If you are dedicated to safety, health, and wellness and looking for a career that will continue to challenge you to grow, you may have what it takes.
Competitive compensation, safety incentive bonuses, and engaging benefits allow employees to take care of themselves and their families in the best way they see fit. At Boxley, we understand that not every employee wants the same work experience. Careers range from the field to the office, providing a variety of activity levels across multiple lines of business. Every position has resources and tools that can pave the way for career advancements inside Boxley and our parent company, Summit Group.
At Boxley, we provide our employees with the ability to give back to their communities through a company-led volunteer program orchestrated by Team360. Additional volunteerism is encouraged and shared through our employee information network.
If you’re ready to start your career with a company that gives back, check out our job openings.
Military Times named Summit Materials to its prestigious Best for Vets Employers 2019 list. Marking the first year Summit, on behalf of its OpCos, including Boxley, have received this recognition for their diligence to hiring veterans, service members, and military families. Continue reading “Boxley Ranked Among Top Employers For Veterans”