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In 2018, Boxley worked with the Virginia Department of Transportation to repair a stretch of highway in Appomattox where concrete slabs were rocking, creating a rough ride and requiring significant maintenance dollars to repair. 

The 2.6-mile stretch of Route 460 was built to last 40 years but became noticeably unstable 10 years ago – less than 25 years after the initial project was finished. The concrete roadway began to fail after the joints opened allowing water to permeate concrete and drainage layers.

Boxley employees from multiple locations across Virginia volunteered their United Way Day of Caring time to Bedford’s Domestic Violence Shelter. As a division of Bedford County Department of Social Services, they provide shelter, information, referrals, and court accompaniment free of charge to those affected by domestic violence.

Our volunteers took pride in improving the exterior condition of the shelter by weeding, mulching, planting, and laying stone. Improvements that have brought smiles to those who reach out to the shelter. At a later date, Boxley accepted the ‘Bedford Domestic Violence Services Award for Excellence in Service to Victims’, presented by the shelter.

Happy National Miners Day! At Boxley, we are celebrating our miners’ dedication to our strong safety culture by adhering to our motto; Safety is Set in Stone. Boxley employees abide by Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) guidelines, as well as guidance from the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) and Virginia Department of Mines Minerals & Energy (DMME) to safely produce the aggregate required to sustain the communities we serve. Our goal is that safety is second nature for all employees.

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Childhood hunger is a significant problem in our community. While schools provide food-insecure children meals during the week, many go hungry during the weekend. That’s why Boxley is supporting Food for Kids, a non-profit organization that provides food-insecure children at Goodview, Huddleston, Moneta, and Montvale Elementary Schools in Bedford County, VA, with food for meals over the weekend.

Boxley employees from the block division in Lynchburg set out to complete their United Way’s Day of Caring at ARC of Central Virginia. Since 1962 they have been committed to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

Our volunteers were honored to fill their role by replacing necessary ceiling tiles throughout the building. Providing new life so ARC can continue to create and encourage opportunities for growth and development.

Boxley employees from our Lynchburg asphalt location completed their United Way’s Day of Caring by participating in Head Starts Fun Day. Sponsored by Lynchburg’s Community Action Group who specializes in providing educational services to children between the ages of 3-5 who come from low to moderate-income families in the area.

Our volunteers were excited for the opportunity to have a positive influence on the children through play and creativity. They inspired self-expression while assisting in arts and crafts and shaped the idea of honesty, integrity, and teamwork through games.

Boxley employees from our Wytheville concrete operation kicked started our 2019 United Way Day of Caring commitment by volunteering at the Open Door Café, a “pay what you can’ restaurant. The popular Wytheville spot is run by HOPE, Helping Overcome Poverty’s Existence, Inc., and is one of only 60 of its kind across the United States.

As one of our volunteers exclaimed, “The OPEN-DOOR CAFÉ is a wonderful program, serving great local farm to table food. Hope Ministries is all about no one going hungry and welcomes everyone in the community. Those who can pay make a donation. Those who are in need, don’t pay.”

In September, Boxley employees joined 134 other United Way volunteers from Martinsville and the surrounding area in United Way’s Day of Caring. Our participants repaired and built walkways around Camp Lee Ford in Ridgeway, Virginia. The walkways will provide visitors with a peaceful, gentle journey to the cabins and picnic area. All while maintaining the beauty and integrity of the surrounding natural landscape.

Boxley is a significant supporter of United Way. Since 2000, Boxley employees, with matching funds from the company, have donated nearly $1.7 million to United Way. This year, Team 360 chose to supplement the company's financial support with volunteer support; encouraging employees to participate with United Way’s Day of Caring in each of the communities Boxley serves. So far this year, 38 employees have volunteered 200 hours in 8 communities.

Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association (VRMCA) held its annual conference in April 2019, where Boxley Materials had their Roanoke, Martinsville, and Wytheville ready-mix locations receive the 2018 Gold Safety Award.

“Safety is the backbone of our operations at Boxley Materials, and the VRMCA Gold Award is proof that we are working in the right direction,” said Charles Laverty, Boxley Safety Director.

All three locations received a perfect score, which is not required to receive gold. However, this is an outstanding reflection of the teamwork and attention to detail Boxley employees at these locations put forth and achieved.
Keeping safety set in stone, it’s the Boxley way.

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.