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Vulcan Supports the Girl Scouts

The first Girl Scout Day at Vulcan Materials Company’s McCook Quarry brought 150 Girl Scouts and 75 parents to the facility for a morning of interactive presentations and fun activities. The girls learned about the quarry’s operations on an exclusive bus tour, tried on the workers’ safety gear, took an up-close look at heavy equipment and touched all the different materials produced by the quarry.

“I think it’s really important that you show young girls that there are a lot of different fields they can go into,” said Grace Robertson, a plant supervisor. “And it’s fun to get the girls out here and really show them, yes — you can be a part of this quarry, but no you don’t have to be the one getting dirty, or if you want to get dirty, we have tons of jobs out there for you.” 

The girls got a taste of what it would be like to work in the construction aggregates industry by playing in a sandbox with remote-controlled models of the heavy equipment Vulcan uses, along with hand-operated mini excavators and sand sifters. They also had a chance to show off their creative side by painting rocks found at the quarry.

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“The mining industry is a historically male dominated industry,” said Atisthan Roach, Community and Government Relations Manager. “But times are changing, so we’re very proud to have this special event and to have the Girl Scouts here.” 

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