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Some Boxley Employees Travel — We Keep Them Connected

Boxley’s Team360 gives skid steer operators like Lee Butler and Isaiah Andrews the opportunity to stay connected with company information even when they’re on the road for up to a week at a time.

Life Of a Skid Steer Operator

“I’ve always worked construction, but I wanted to be on the road with an asphalt paving crew, driving small equipment. Boxley, a Summit Materials Company, provided me with that opportunity, and I’m glad I took it. I work with the best crew ever,” says Lee Butler, Salem Paving Crew (pictured above).

Lee and Isaiah start their days by preparing asphalt equipment and determining the job site’s needs. It’s then their responsibility to operate the skid steer, a four-wheel or two-track machine that prepares the roadbed for new paving by removing asphalt millings and stones, which are recycled at the asphalt plant to make new asphalt.

Isaiah Andrews, Lynchburg paving crew, started as a general laborer before passing his Tasks Training certification to become a skid steer driver. He suggests, “Show up to work ready to learn with a positive attitude, and you can grow within the company and reach your personal goals.”

Being on the road is a large part of joining our paving crews. Lee and Isaiah agree, “Getting to see different areas of Virginia, basically, every other week is a lot better than being stuck in the same spot every day. And Boxley works hard to keep us connected and informed with what’s going on at the company.”

By employing the use of smartphones, the Boxley TeamApp, and internal TV networks, the communication team bridged the gap for those who work odd hours or are on the road. Employees can access safety updates, intercompany communication, prize-awarding contests, and more without a company email.

Isaiah Andrews
Isaiah Andrews of Lynchburg’s paving crew

Whether your desired career path involves an office, job site, or traveling, check out our job listings and come to a company that will keep you connected. If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family, please get in touch with Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613.

Mechanics And Technicians Keep Asphalt Rolling Smoothly

Boxley’s Asphalt division puts safety and quality at the top of every job with the help of mobile equipment mechanics, like Michael Cordle, and density technicians utilizing nuclear gauges, overseen by Andre Royal, a quality control manager.

“When a piece of equipment needs repaired or a problem arises, we’re there to find the best solutions,” says Michael.

Since coming to Boxley, a Summit Materials Company, in 2018, Michael has been moving towards management by accepting and going after opportunities available. Having always enjoyed working on and fixing things, he finds freedom in his job since no two days are alike, including varying work times throughout the year. He credits his time management abilities to the eight years he spent as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician in the United States Air Force.

Density technicians, the rear of the paving operation process, are no strangers to varying workdays either. With company-provided training and certifications, they utilize nuclear gauges to ensure asphalt is compacted properly. Upon completion, additional density tests get completed along with roller patterns, control strips, and different VDOT methods of testing.

“I enjoy knowing the general public is traveling on some of the best roads in the country,” says Andre Royal, Asphalt Quality Control Manager.

With no prior experience, Andre entered the asphalt industry in 2000 as a density technician during the summers for Marvin V Templeton & Sons, which Boxley purchased in 2011. Throughout his time with us, he has worked in the lab designing and testing asphalt and at the plants at operation and supervisor levels.

If you think you’d find freedom in the construction industry and want to join a company that’ll set you up to succeed, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613 to pursue a career within the Summit Materials family. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up to date on what’s happening throughout the company.