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Boxley Employees Benefit From 401(k) Options

At Boxley, a Summit Materials Company, all employees, from part-time laborers to the CEO, have 401(k) options available to them. As a result, employees like Sam Craighill watch as their savings grow with their careers.

What is a 401(k)?

A 401(k) is a way for an employee to save for retirement by having money removed automatically, pre-tax, from their paychecks and invested into options they believe will best prepare them for the future.

Our employees not only receive access to these plans, but we’ll also match dollar for dollar up to 4% (not to exceed the IRS limits)!

What’s Sam’s experience at Boxley?

Sam’s career at Boxley started in high school when he worked as a laborer in our Lynchburg Block, Brick, & Hardscapes location. Even as a part-time employee, he was eligible to participate in the company-offered 401(k) plan and was then able to build on it when he returned to join the inside sales team full-time in April 2021.

Sam has continued to grow in his career with Boxley, and thanks to benefits such as the company matching 401(k), he is able to save for the future. He is now a dispatcher for our block division and offers this advice, “Learn to stick things out. Don’t get discouraged if you make a mistake, look at it as a learning experience for growth. If you work hard and learn along the way things will come back around to you.”

If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family, please contact Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up to date on what’s happening throughout the company.

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.

Boxley Appreciates Driver’s Top Safety Scores

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, annually held in the second week of September, is a great time to acknowledge our world-class drivers. During the first six months of this year, we had 12 drivers who drove an impressive 3,000+ miles while maintaining a safety score above our desired 90%.

Boxley, a Summit Materials Company, monitors our drivers, allowing us to coach, recognize, and reward our drivers’ performance regularly. As an incentive, our drivers who end the year with 6,000 miles or more while meeting safety score requirements receive a gift card and lunch from the safety department.           

Congratulations to our 2021 Fleet Elite Drivers, recognized earlier this year!

left to right: Richard Engle, Tom Meadows, Ken Mosley, Denise Starling, David Olds, Michael Williamson, Edgar Cruz

“Our drivers are top of the line, and we want to ensure they know how much we appreciate their attention to safety while on the road.” Said Andy Vassar, Boxley Safety Director.

Check out our top 12 drivers listed below and make sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to find out who finishes off the year strong!

Top Driver Performance 2022
(January-June)

NameBusiness LineTotal Distance (mi)Safety Score (%)
Arellanes-Cruz, EdgarAggregate10,56898%
Starling, DeniseAsphalt14,53496%
Gusler, JacobAggregate4,62096%
James, ClayAsphalt10,83995%
Engle, RichardAsphalt6,70995%
Rector, RobertAsphalt4,17495%
Farris, James AAsphalt4,85694%
Mayhew, CecilAggregate5,39393%
Tweedy, CarltonAggregate3,71193%
Monroe, MontanaAsphalt9,87492%
Luis, RamosAsphalt9,91190%
Olds, DavidAsphalt3,17890%

Boxley: Our Incentives Support A Great Workplace

At Boxley, a Summit Materials Company, you can have a great career and reap the incentives too. Check out some of the ways, we keep our employees engaged and motivated to show up and perform their job to the best of their ability every day.

Safety

Safety is our top priority and we are proud of our employees’ commitment to maintaining our outstanding safety record. Our quarterly incentive program challenges employees to keep their coworkers, the public, and themselves safe with the potential of earning up to $1,000 each year, based on their participation. 

In addition, top drivers receive recognition and praise internally throughout the year, as well as an end-of-year top drivers’ lunch where they receive a gift card for their success.

Health & Wellness

Employees and their family members are encouraged to utilize the company’s competitive dental, health, and vision plans and to participate in wellness challenges throughout the year to achieve personal health goals and receive rewards.

Understanding the important role financial health plays on overall health, Boxley also currently matches employees’ 401(k) contributions up to 4%.

Community Outreach

Boxley encourages our employees to take advantage of the paid opportunities provided to give back to the communities we serve. This has included Habitat for Humanity, Food for Kids, Feeding America, donation drives, United Way Day of Caring and more.

If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family, please contact Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up to date on what’s happening throughout the company.

Local Fire & EMS Tours Resume at Boxley Locations

Upholding a long-standing tradition, Boxley is pleased to resume annual tours for the local fire and EMS personnel servicing our various locations. 

The purpose of the visits and tours is, first and foremost, safety—for our employees and the first responders. Keeping rescue personnel familiar with our property layouts and procedures equips them, so they are aware of any hazards they could encounter should we ever need their assistance with an emergency on-site. 

Throughout the tour, safety aspects get brought to the forefront, but we also take the opportunity to educate the crew members about our industry and what we do daily. Finally, to close out, we like to provide a meal and present them with Boxley’s annual donation.

“We’ve been doing this for many years. It’s a great opportunity for us to get to know some of our local first responders and provide insight into our operation.” Cline Dooley- Area Manager—Blue Ridge, Fieldale, & Rich Patch

Tours and educational visits are also open to students, teachers, and select community groups. If you are interested in setting up a quarry tour at one of our central and southwest Virginia locations, please contact us at contact@boxley.com or 1 (888) 442-8878.

Boxley Employee’s Son Named 2022 VAA Scholarship Recipient

Matthew Witt, son of Boxley asphalt contract admin manager Stacie Witt, received the 2022 Richard Schreck Scholarship from the Virginia Asphalt Association (VAA), a unique opportunity offered to assist dependents of VAA member companies, like Boxley, in furthering their education beyond high school.

In addition to his connection to Boxley, Matthew had to complete four application questions and obtain a letter of recommendation from a VAA member company representative and his current school principal or guidance counselor. 

Matthew entered the CVCC Early College Program in his junior year of high school and graduated May 12, 2022, Summa Cum Laude with an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in General Studies.

“Matthew has grown up in our office, and he’s turned into quite the young man. We’re all very proud of his accomplishments and can’t wait to see what he does in the future.” Charles Craddock- Vice President—Asphalt & Construction

Matthew graciously accepted the $5,000 scholarship towards continuing his higher education this fall at the University of Lynchburg, where he also received the Hopwood scholarship. He’ll be double majoring in Business Administration and Statistics and minoring in Finance. 

“We are very appreciative of the opportunity given to Matthew through Boxley’s sponsorship as a VAA member.” Stacie Witt 

After spending his junior and senior year at Brookville High School as a member of the National Honor Society, Matthew graduated on June 3, 2022, tied for 3rd out of the 264 graduates.

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Boxley’s Human Resources Specialist Support Employee Experiences

Boxley encourages and supports employees to grow and expand their knowledge so they are eligible for promotions and can execute their jobs to the best of their ability. Peter Flora started as a Human Resources (HR) Administrative Assistant and worked through HR Generalist and HR Manager before achieving his current status of HR Specialist.

Pete took his HR education into his own hands straight out of high school by attending Radford University for four years and earning his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in Human Resources. Ten years after graduating, Pete came to Boxley after hearing about the employment opportunity from a previous colleague.

“There is always something to be learned—no matter the job or task-at-hand,” Pete remarks.

For the past 14 years, Pete has continued learning with hands-on experience and becoming a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional. “I had the great privilege of working with someone for several years who was a mentor; she helped shape my career at Boxley and in the field of Human Resources.”

If you work for the company, you know Pete.

No matter a person’s position at Boxley, Pete is there to assist employees as they navigate benefits or policies. He welcomes new hires through orientation, makes sure Department of Transportation (DOT) applicants are in good standing and eligible to drive, and is a liaison for payroll/timekeeping. “I enjoy working with our employees by supporting them and ensuring they get the best benefits for themselves and their families.”

Leading by example, Pete recommends to the younger generation getting ready to enter the workforce, “perseverance and dedication to even the most mundane of tasks goes a long way. Developing expertise in a particular skill set is beneficial, but it’s also important to be dependable, transparent, and not afraid to take the initiative.”

If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up to date on what’s happening throughout the company.

Equipment Operator to General Foreman, A Career At Boxley is Yours for the Taking

At Boxley, you can get hired as an Equipment Operator, apply for any open position inside the company, and earn your way to become General Foreman. At our Fieldale Quarry, Danny Scearce knows firsthand how you can advance your career at Boxley as he’s excelled through six different positions across multiple locations in his 28-year employment.

Danny first spent three months as a laborer before getting moved into the equipment operator position, he applied for. “I’m glad I didn’t give up,” he says, “even though shoveling spillage and other tasks wasn’t what I signed up for, it gave me an appreciation for the quarry and team I was working with.”

Utilizing his self-taught knowledge, Danny operated various pieces of mobile equipment at Fieldale before moving to another operation, stepping up to the challenge to begin advancing his career. He switched to Maintenance, then back to Pit Loader Operator, then into Stripping Foreman, where he traveled to multiple locations overseeing the job through to the end.

Becoming known as ‘the man with the plan’, Danny was offered the position of a Traveling Special Projects Person to complete various operations throughout Virginia and Georgia. “I have yet to see a piece of equipment I can’t figure out. My years of hands-on training provided me the mindset of looking at something and being able to offer a productive solution,” Danny proclaims.

Now back at the quarry where it all started, Danny’s day looks much different than it used to. As General Foreman, he helps run the day-to-day operations. Although every day is different due to a quarry’s many changing parts, Danny ensures the team understands the tasks for the day, pre-shift inspections get completed, and keeps everything running smoothly. Even if that means hopping back on a piece of equipment to fill in when someone is off.

Speaking to the generations getting ready to enter the workforce, Danny says, “if you are interested in anything to do with this line of work, give it a try, and don’t give up. Just because you don’t start exactly where you want to be doesn’t mean you won’t end up further than you imagined. It’s all about the work you put into it.”

If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up to date on what’s happening throughout the company.

Concrete Masonry Units Delivered by Award Winning Drivers

Boxley manufactures top-notch Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) delivered by award-winning CDL drivers with service and safety few others can match. 

CMUs are created at our Lynchburg Block, Brick, and Hardscapes plant (110 Lynchpin Lane, Lynchburg, VA 24501), where our sales representatives are ready to help you make the best selection for your needs. We’ll then set up a delivery time, and one of our valued drivers, like Greg Stratton, will make their way to your project site.

Greg is an exemplary driver, with driving experience predating his eight-year employment with Boxley. He drove while in the military for seven years which allowed him to get the necessary qualifications to do long-haul delivery for 33 years. Then one day, he was referred to Boxley’s open CDL position by one of our warehouse workers and Greg said, “it’s time to come home.” He finds it rewarding to be home at night while making good money with a company that provides good work equipment and a great benefits package—all while loving his job.

Greg suggests to anyone thinking about getting behind the wheel, “finding a school that will teach you to drive is important, but you need to get out on unfamiliar terrain and get comfortable in different weather conditions. Nothing will replace the hands-on experience you’ll only receive with time.”

If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up to date on what’s happening throughout the company.

Boxley’s Safety Director Is A Driving Force Behind A World-Class Safety Culture

At Boxley, safety is set in stone, held as the highest value, and emphasized daily. Creating an outstanding safety culture is more than words; it requires actions, like those taken by our Safety Director, Andy Vassar.

He says, “Safety is our first job every day. It doesn’t take breaks. We must value the safety of ourselves and our coworkers to make sure everyone goes home to their families.”

With almost 29 years at Boxley, Andy has been trained and worked in every position in the aggregate division. This, along with multiple state certifications and completion of a company-backed development program, provides the necessary awareness and knowledge to always be on the lookout for what can be improved.

Andy spends his day out in the field, focusing on our locations across southwest Virginia, as often as possible. Adhering to MSHA and OSHA regulations means there is always a plant or piece of equipment that needs to be inspected or an employee who needs to be trained, whether it’s their first time or an annual refresher.

Leading by example, Andy lives Boxley’s safety culture and encourages collaborative ideas from all employees to continue building a world-class safety culture of zero accidents. He says, “I find it gratifying to serve all the employees of Boxley. We have great people across the board.”

To read some of the achievements Boxley has received with Andy’s safety guidance, check out:

To learn more about Boxley’s commitment to safety, visit our new website. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram