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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 to schedule a tour.

Why Boxley Wants You, And Why You Want 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.

Boxley Asphalt Projects Earn Statewide Recognition

Boxley’s Asphalt division walked away with top awards at the Virginia Asphalt Association Mid-Atlantic Expo & Conference held this past December.

Boxley’s Rt. 460 Appomattox Bypass Rubblization project won the VDOT Lynchburg District Construction Paving Award and was runner up for the Best Construction in the State Award. Partnering with VDOT, Boxley employed an innovative and cost-effective asphalt solution to repair a stretch of highway in Appomattox where concrete slabs were rocking, creating a rough ride.

Boxley’s Garnand Branch Walking Trail project in the City of Roanoke was acknowledged with the prestigious Virginia Asphalt Association Green Paving Award. Using full porous asphalt pavement, Boxley was able to provide the Greenway with a sustainable and cost-effective solution to manage stormwater run-off. Learn more about Porous Asphalt and its positive impact, here, from the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

“These awards underscore Boxley’s dedication to utilizing innovative and sustainable approaches and products to deliver customer solutions,” said Charles Craddock, vice president, Boxley Asphalt. “We are so proud of our team and the top of the line work they put into every job.”