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Boxley Tackles Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

In 2020, as our nation began to confront social justice issues, Boxley began a formal process to determine how our company can be more intentional about our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts.

A team of eight employees from different business lines, backgrounds, and demographics joined together to begin the needed awareness. Open conversations gave a raw look at where Boxley stacked up according to the employees and where they saw room for improvement. By adding a Commitment Statement to DE&I and updating our Company Vision and Core Beliefs, the team set a precedence that the company will uphold.

“When I was approached about being a part and taking charge of the DE&I team, I knew our work was going to be the beginning of a difference within the company. The team came up with great suggestions and insight that were met with positive feedback and encouragement from our Leadership Team. We want to continue to be a step ahead in meeting challenges like this. I’m excited to see the future of this program and am optimistic about the path it will lead the company down.” – Stacy Barbour (Quarry Manager- Fieldale/DE&I Chairperson)

Vision

We will be the industry leader in all facets of our business with the diverse talent to sustain it.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Boxley’s culture will be inclusive, where all employees are valued for their diversity of ability, backgrounds, and perspectives with equitable opportunities for growth and advancement. We will recruit, retain, foster, and reward diverse talent that enables Boxley to deliver the highest quality, innovative products, and services that make us an industry leader.

Company Core Beliefs

  • Work safely
  • Hire, train, retain and promote the best people
  • Involve our employees in the decision-making process
  • Maintain an inclusive and supportive workplace
  • Respect differing opinions and encourage healthy debate
  • Provide equitable opportunities for personal growth and professional development
  • Reward outstanding contributions throughout the organization
  • Be honest
  • Build long-term relationships
  • Deliver quality from the ground up
  • Be active participants in improving the quality of life in our communities
  • Be responsible stewards of the environment
  • Commit to be a little better at what we do each and every day
  • Earn profits to support our corporate growth and beliefs

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United Way Recognizes Boxley’s Spirit

Since 1906, Boxley has helped to build and strengthen our communities from the ground up. Whether through volunteerism, product donations or financial support, we are dedicated to help improve the quality of life in the communities where we work, live and play.

Recently, we were pleased to receive one of United Way’s highest honors, the Spirit of the Community Award, for continuing to put boots on the ground and putting our Core Beliefs into action.

We were humbled to have our outstanding year-round support of United Way and our whole community recognized.

“Boxley’s relationship with United Way extends past any current employees’ tenure. Those before us put the building blocks in place and set the bar high for the company’s standard. It’s an honor to be a part of a company that not only makes promises to the community but sticks to them and delivers. We would not have achieved this recognition without the efforts of our employees in 2021. I have high hopes looking to 2022 that we will, once again, make a significant impact to the quality of life in the communities we live and work in.”—Sherry Foutz (Executive Administrative Assistant)

Boxley has supported United Way for 96 years and counting. Year over year, we have consistently increased our donations through the generosity of our employees and the company’s equal match promise. In 2021, six United Way organizations distributed our funds across the communities Boxley serves.

Our recent award also recognized our participation with Feeding America. In 2021, we ran a company-wide food drive, volunteering, and sponsorship with food collection bins and a mobile food pantry in Dillwyn, VA—feeding a total of 7,800 meals.

Don’t wait for another award to come our way; make sure to stay up to date on Boxley activities throughout the year by following us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

2020 CSR Report | Resilience In Action

While 2020 had many people slowing down, Boxley employees kept their foot on the gas to ensure the company met its Corporate Responsibility Commitments. Remaining open for business looked a little different, and there were hurdles to overcome but our employees were up to the challenge—exceeding expectations along the way.

Company-provided masks, hand sanitizer, clean keys, and a repurposed school bus all played a hand in keeping our employees and community safe. In addition, regular town hall meetings, Microsoft Teams, and the TeamApp kept employees socially distanced and still informed.

In the wake of our country’s protests over individual differences and injustices, Team360’s newest committee updated the company’s mission, vision, and core beliefs demanding the continued commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I).

Participation with Habitat for Humanity, another year of increased donations to United Way, and answering a neighbor’s call are only a handful of ways employees were able to give back and help better the communities we serve daily.

“Last year showed our employees power and resilience to adapt and overcome when called on. Being essential, they needed to show up every day and continue to make sure our communities had the products they needed. They never skipped a beat. My sincerest Thank You and Well Done goes out to everyone company-wide.” – Lori Baisden (Human Resource Director)

To find out all the details on how Boxley employees went above and beyond the call of duty, read our 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report. For all things, Boxley, throughout the year follow us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Boxley Feeds America: And You Can Too

June 28th through July 16th, Boxley will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations at locations across Virginia, for Feeding America. Check out ‘Boxley Feeds Our Communities’ to find out why we chose Feeding America as our 2021 company initiative, how we’ve already begun helping, and what we hope to do moving forward.

The following locations will have collection boxes for non-perishable food and will also accept monetary donations on site:

Arvonia Quarry715 Arvon Road
Arvonia, VA, 23004
Blue Ridge Concrete139 Healing Springs Road
Blue Ridge, VA, 24064
Blue Ridge Quarry Scale house15415 W. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Blue Ridge, VA, 24064
Fieldale Quarry3785 Carver Road
Martinsville, VA, 24112
Lawyer Road Quarry762 Lawyers Road
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
Lynchburg Asphalt1678 Lawyers Road
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
Lynchburg Block110 Lynchpin Lane
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
Martinsville Concrete201 Koehler Road
Martinsville, VA, 24112
Mt. Athos Quarry1299 Stage Road
Concord, VA, 24538
Piney River Quarry739 Warrick Barn Road
Arrington, VA, 22922
Rich Patch Quarry7612 Rich Patch Road
Low Moor, VA, 24457
Roanoke Block3830 Blue Ridge Drive SW
Roanoke, VA, 24018
Roanoke Concrete3830B Blue Ridge Drive SW
Roanoke VA, 24018
Salem Asphalt1993 Salem Industrial Drive
Salem, VA, 24153
Support Center15418 W. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Blue Ridge, VA, 24064
Wytheville Concrete1050 Church Street
Wytheville, VA, 24382

If you would like to donate and are unable to make it to a location, go to www.feedingswva.org/donate-now/ and mark your donation as ‘Tribute with Honoree Boxley’ to get included in our totals. Every dollar feeds five!

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to find out how we did in our collections!

Employee Makes A Difference for Salem Veterans Affairs

Boxley’s own Edna Hall heard how hard COVID made donations and visitations to the Salem VA (Veterans Affairs) and decided to strike out and make a difference independently. Knowing that Boxley asks its employees to donate yearly to similar causes, she did not want to add the pressure of another donation collection or drive to her fellow workmates.

“At the time, I didn’t know what Boxley might be doing this year or what we’d be asking employees to participate in, but I knew I had to do something. A couple of questions later, and I had a list of items needed by the Red Cross and information on the therapy pet project”—Edna Hall (Scales/Customer Service) 

Edna from Boxley Materials Company

Edna’s contact at the Red Cross thought her action plan was a great idea and agreed to have the donations go directly to Salem VA. Desired items are those that many of us may take for granted daily: lip balm, nail clippers, denture cleaning tabs and adhesive cream, brushes, etc. Then, of course, there are the items that improve quality of life: coloring books, colored pencils, crosswords, playing cards, coffee, and more.

After collecting the items that Salem needed, Edna had some money left over and wanted to do more. That is when the Red Cross contact informed her of a robotic pet project that they started in 2020 as patients became unable to bring or have visits with their beloved pets. The icing on the cake was when Edna received word from a donor that if she were willing to put the remaining donation money to purchase a robotic tuxedo cat, they would match her donation and buy a robotic golden puppy.

“Once again, I have enjoyed collecting items for our veterans. I hope it makes a small difference in the lives of those who have given so much.” – Edna

If you are looking for a way to get involved with your local VA, click here, or your local Red Cross, click here.

Donating $3,000 to Feeding Our Communities

Boxley has partnered with Feed America across our operating area in Virginia. Feeding Southwest Virginia and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serve over 217 thousand individuals each month across 51 counties and 17 cities. In these areas, two in every 20 adults, and two in 15 children, suffer from food insecurity.

“Feeding America, has the mission of feeding the hungry through a network of partners and engagement throughout the region. Boxley employees are standing up in the fight to end hunger across our communities, and we couldn’t have found better partners.” – Sherry Foutz (Boxley Team 360 Community Outreach Leader)

In 2020, Boxley donated $3,000 to help provide 500 new food donation boxes. Looking to 2021, we will get more hands-on. This summer, employees are holding donation drives at each Boxley location with the goal of helping our regional Feeding America partners meet or exceed last year’s multimillion-dollar food distribution. Food donations will be accepted; however, monetary donations are highly encouraged due to the organization’s ability to stretch a dollar further.

In addition to the future monetary donations, Boxley is hoping to put boots on the ground in Dillwyn, Virginia, to participate in the Mobile Food Pantries. The panty started ten years ago to increase rural access to nutritious fresh food and healthy staples. Our communities need funds and volunteers to ensure our communities’ residents have access to healthy foods so we can grow and prosper coming out of the COVID pandemic. For that reason, and many others, Boxley is here to help.

Stay tuned for our collection drives and help us help Feed America.

Assisting Neighbors Affected by Storm

Boxley and other neighbors were there to assist when 25 families became stranded due to a strong and persistent storm in June 2020. In the beginning, Charles Craddock, Vice President of Boxley Asphalt, and his crew forged a temporary logging bridge with supplies donated from Nichols Logging. Providing residents of ‘The Highlands’ time to look for a more permanent solution to install before the inevitable winter season began. Continue reading “Assisting Neighbors Affected by Storm”

96 Years of Pledges

Since 1924 Boxley has partnered with and donated to United Way, which works to strengthen education, financial stability, and health in our communities. Boxley holds an annual giving campaign to encourage our employees to make any donation they can and then matches all donations received. With a total of $117,416 in 2021 pledges, Boxley ounce again achieved its goal of increasing donations year over year. Continue reading “96 Years of Pledges”