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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:

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Empathy While Working and Volunteering

At Boxley, “employee” and “volunteer” are heard synonymously when referencing our team members. No matter the position, each employee is encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities provided throughout the year to give back to the communities we’re honored to serve. 

Torri St. Clair, a Purchasing Administrator at our Support Center in Blue Ridge, VA is a shining example of someone who does what she loves and shares her time generously to support her community. As the support person for all the quarries and plant managers, Torri reviews incoming invoices and purchases and works with vendors to ensure accounts are processed and charged accordingly. She sets up new vendors in the payment system and is the point of contact for vendors’ with payment questions.

Torri’s compassion and understanding make her the accounts payable professional with a friendly touch. It also gives her the drive to give back, through the company, to make things better however she can.

Throughout her career, Torri has volunteered countless hours to the community:

  • Through Habitat for Humanity, volunteers helped the Rescue Mission of Roanoke get ahead by cleaning used items and sorting them for sale in their store.
  • Food for Kids is a volunteering effort throughout the school year where bags of food are packaged up and delivered to participating schools in our community for food-insecure children to take home over the weekend.

Working hard to better those around her doesn’t stop there; Torri also volunteers as part of our Team360: Health and Wellness subdivision. Below are challenges and events she has been a part of orchestrating to encourage better physical and mental health:

  • Weight Loss Challenge(s)
  • Bring Your Dog to Work Day

“As a representative of Boxley, I get to show how much the company cares for our community and employees. We’re encouraged to go a step beyond for others, just like the company does,” says Torri.

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