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Boxley Employees Can Provide Modern Solutions to Asphalt Customers’ Needs

Since the early 2000s, Boxley has played a part in installing porous asphalt, a green alternative to asphalt construction projects, in our communities. Boxley was recently awarded the Green Paving Award from the Virginia Asphalt Association in 2020 for their work on the Garden City Greenway in Roanoke, VA. Ken Arthur, Boxley’s Director of Asphalt Plants and Development was heavily involved in the project. 

How does it work?

Porous asphalt is an asphalt mix that provides water the ability to drain through the pavement, a rock-filled bed, and finally back into nature either unassisted or through a drainage system. Allowing minimal impact on the surrounding environment and prolonging the life of the paved area, making it a great option for parking lots, recreational ballfields, pathways, and certain roadways.

“It’s a unique application that definitely has its place.” Says Ken.

Invented ahead of its time, porous asphalt has gained traction in modern construction as a more environmentally friendly option for our community’s needs. By allowing stormwater to store underneath in a reservoir, developers can forgo disturbing additional property for a retention pond. Leaving the area free for conservation, recreation, or further development.

Why is Ken important to the process?

Ken’s highest priority is managing our four asphalt plants and Front of Business (FOB) asphalt sales in his current position. He boasts, “We have a strong, experienced team of talented personnel at our asphalt plants and laboratories.” 

Ken also has responsibilities within Boxley’s contracting division with estimating, project management and building work-scopes for customers. He explains, “There is non-stop ‘connecting’ behind the scenes to keep operations running smoothly between Asphalt Ops, Field Ops, FOB customers and estimating.”

With over 25 years of industry experience and a bachelor’s degree in Biology accompanied by a Chemistry Minor from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ken finds satisfaction in being challenged daily. 

He says, “The variety of work and the people of the roadbuilding industry are what I like best. Anyone willing to apply themselves can be trained on the job and be provided all accreditations needed for a successful career.”


If you have interest or questions about pursuing a prosperous career within the Summit Materials family or would like to learn more about the Management Trainee Program, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613. And don’t forget to follow along on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to grow your knowledge of careers and topics inside the construction industry.

Asphalt Division Provides Ground For Students To Succeed

This year’s back-to-school list for Salem High School included renovations across the campus, and Boxley was there to deliver. Repairs got put on the calendar after Salem City Council approved a tax increase in 2019—initially granting $36 million in renovations at the school.

“I’m excited to see what they do at the high school, and I’m excited to see how far this money goes,” Josh Kier, a lifelong Salem resident, and private school teacher, told WSLS.

Boxley Asphalt played different roles to achieve the common goal: turn taxpayer dollars into student prosperity.

Hired through the primary contractors ATC Corp and G&H Contracting, we got to work. Hitting the job site first, over 1,500 yards of Ready-Mix got poured for interior and exterior projects. Then as summer came to a close, approximately 700-tons of asphalt, intermediate mix (IM-19.0), and surface mix (SM-9.5A) were laid to provide a new track surface, runways, and sandpits.

“We jump on projects like this, knowing the positive impact it will have on younger generations for decades to come. Soon the newest rising stars from Salem will aim for number one by running, jumping, and pole vaulting their way ahead of the competition. Our work allows for them to have a reliable place to achieve that at.” – Ryan Kesler (Asphalt Estimator)

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Hats Off to Boxley Drivers 

This National Truck Drivers Week, all of us at Boxley want to give a big shout-out and deep appreciation to our Boxley truck drivers for traveling 2,829,668 miles and achieving ZERO lost time incidents in 2019. Boxley truck drivers are an essential pillar of our business to ensure our quality products make it safely to customers. Our drivers show up every day and deliver on Boxley’s high standard of excellence. Continue reading “Hats Off to Boxley Drivers “

Pavement Preservation Solution During Covid-19

The current economic situation driven by the COVID-19 pandemic is severely impacting spending. In the coming months, municipalities will see significant reductions to tax inflow. The impact of reduced income could hinder fiscal ability to maintain/improve critical assets including your city streets and highways. Because road repair and maintenance cannot be put on hold, we offer the following option: Continue reading “Pavement Preservation Solution During Covid-19”

Boxley Asphalt Projects Earn Statewide Recognition

Boxley’s Asphalt division walked away with top awards at the Virginia Asphalt Association Mid-Atlantic Expo & Conference held this past December.

Boxley’s Rt. 460 Appomattox Bypass Rubblization project won the VDOT Lynchburg District Construction Paving Award and was runner up for the Best Construction in the State Award. Partnering with VDOT, Boxley employed an innovative and cost-effective asphalt solution to repair a stretch of highway in Appomattox where concrete slabs were rocking, creating a rough ride.

Boxley’s Garnand Branch Walking Trail project in the City of Roanoke was acknowledged with the prestigious Virginia Asphalt Association Green Paving Award. Using full porous asphalt pavement, Boxley was able to provide the Greenway with a sustainable and cost-effective solution to manage stormwater run-off. Learn more about Porous Asphalt and its positive impact, here, from the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

“These awards underscore Boxley’s dedication to utilizing innovative and sustainable approaches and products to deliver customer solutions,” said Charles Craddock, vice president, Boxley Asphalt. “We are so proud of our team and the top of the line work they put into every job.”