MARTINSVILLE, Va. (February 24, 2021) – The Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) and Boxley Materials Company (Boxley) have announced a partnership in support of the museum’s virtual education offerings throughout 2021 and 2022. Continue reading “Virginia Museum of Natural History and Boxley Materials Company Announce Virtual Education Programming Partnership”
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”
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”
At Boxley, one of our core beliefs is to be responsible stewards of the environment. We pride ourselves on the commitment we make to reduce the impacts made by our work. Upholding the Boxley way means thinking Greener. Smarter. Better. ® daily. Our teams continually seek and implement ways to be more environmentally friendly. Continue reading “Greener. Smarter. Better.® The Boxley Way “
Boxley is proud of our veterans, who have collectively served across all branches for over 50 years. Although appreciation is acknowledged year-round, each November, we take it a step further in honor of Veterans Day. Continue reading “Boxley Commits to Veterans “
In 2015, MGA Entertainment proclaimed November 8th as National STEM day to encourage and inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Boxley is a strong supporter of STEM education through its partnership with the Virginia Museum of Natural History and its own Explore the Earth program. Both programs focus on educating elementary school students about Earth Science, geology, and the importance of aggregate (crushed stone) on daily life, and the worthwhile careers that come from pursuing these fields.
When the STEM acronym got introduced in 2001, Boxley’s ‘Explore the Earth’ program had already been in motion for a decade. Meeting grade 5’s Standards of Learning (SOL), students participate in an engaging presentation discussing mining, mining safety, why mining and aggregate are essential, the production process, and controlled blasting. The presentation sets the stage for a quarry tour, where students overlook the quarry and witness it during regular operating hours.
“It’s great to be a part of the education process; most people don’t realize everything we would lose without mining. Metals, glass, plastics, carpet, vinyl siding, bricks, block, concrete, paved roads, the list goes on.” – Josh Wilson (Director of Product Support)
We believe that school tours are a valuable part of “the Boxley way” and play a key role in enhancing future generations’ knowledge and interest. If you are a teacher or homeschool facilitator and would like to have your elementary school-age students come for a tour, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who said you must have a college degree and work in an office to have a great career? Let’s face it, being a desk jockey isn’t the ideal job for everyone, being cooped up in an office can feel more like a prison sentence than a great job. No matter the reason, you’re looking to construction for your career move. If you love big trucks and heavy machinery, being outside, or are following in the family’s footsteps, you’ll find camaraderie with your coworkers on our team. Continue reading “Build Your Future at Boxley “
Ten months after the building lot was cleared, the Warren family received the keys and moved ‘Home for Good.’ Boxley partners with Habitat for Humanity and donates volunteer hours and money to help local families in our community who need a hand up. Continue reading “Habitat for Humanity Family Moves Home for Good”
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) honored Boxley Aggregate with the Excellence in Community Relations Bronze Award. Efforts put forth by the teams across seven quarries throughout central and western Virginia provided the foundation for this national recognition. Continue reading “Boxley Earns Excellence in Community Relations Bronze Award”
On July 30th, Boxley employees stepped away from their day jobs to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Geared with safety equipment, including masks, the team joined a handful of other volunteers to continue construction on the Roanoke, Virginia home. Continue reading “Boxley Builds for Habitat for Humanity”