Vulcan Materials Company Opening Conway Site

Aug 13th, 2020

For Immediate Release
July 30, 2020

Vulcan Materials Company Opening Conway Site

Construction aggregates supplier investing $3 million and utilizing rail line

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Vulcan Materials Company, a Birmingham, Alabama based company engaged in the production, distribution, and sale of construction aggregates, announced plans to open a site in Conway. The company will make an investment of $3 million and will hire five employees over the next 5 years.

Vulcan Materials Company is the largest producer of construction aggregates in the United States, primarily producing sand, crushed gravel, and stone. They serve 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Mexico. Their products form the building blocks for numerous roads, bridges, homes, and schools throughout the country.

To establish operations in Horry County, the company will locate in Conway off Yeager Ave, with direct frontage along the railroad. Vulcan Materials Company will hire five employees. The site will primarily be used for storage and distribution of construction aggregates, with materials being transported to the site from their Rockingham, NC quarry via rail.

Quotes
“Vulcan is very excited about investing in Horry County and the City of Conway on this project. We look forward to becoming part of the local community. The distribution yard will be selling construction aggregates that are vital to Horry County’s economic growth and vital infrastructure. The site is very well located to the local construction market”. – Vulcan Materials Company, Vice President- South Carolina, Elliott Botzis

“Horry County is pleased to have Vulcan choose our community. Vulcan will assist many of our existing companies to perform projects quicker and more cost effective by being in a closer proximity to our industries and businesses. Vulcan will utilize our local railroad, RJ Corman, which is very beneficial to our county. We appreciate the Myrtle Beach Regional EDC working with Vulcan to bring this project to fruition and the work of Horry County and the City of Conway.” –Horry County Council Chairman, Johnny Gardner

“I am elated to finally welcome Vulcan Materials Company to the City of Conway (SC). Vulcan Materials Co. will have a substantially greater impact on our economy and interdependent industrial community than the stats imply. Its presence improves access and allows cost savings in construction and infrastructure products- stretching local and state dollars. Also, Vulcan Materials’ utilization of RJ Corman Railroad’s award-winning transportation services further secures the existence of critical and efficient rail services for industry in Horry County. Vulcan Materials will find this place and our people proof of their having made a wise decision. Congratulations to Sandy Davis and
her MBREDC staff for guiding them to us. The City of Conway stands ready to assist Vulcan as it settles in its new home.” –City of Conway, Mayor, Barbara Blain-Bellamy

“We are thrilled to be working with a great company like Vulcan, providing another business with reliable and affordable freight transportation in Horry County. Working closely with dynamic economic development groups like MBREDC is what we’re passionate about, building for tomorrow’s success is a win for everyone.” – R. J. Corman President & CEO, Ed Quinn

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Vulcan Materials Company is establishing operations in Horry County.
  • Committed to investing $3 million and creating five new jobs over
    the next five years.
  • Vulcan Materials Company is a producer and supplier of construction
    aggregates,
  • The company plans to be open for business at the Conway site in
    September 2020.
  • They will be utilizing the railroad to transport materials.

About Vulcan Materials Company
Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel—and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. They serve 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Mexico. Vulcan Materials Company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. For more
information, visit https://www.vulcanmaterials.com

About MBREDC
The MBREDC is a public‐private partnership that works closely with new and existing industries, site selectors, and economic development professionals to promote economic growth in Horry County. Since January of 2012, the MBREDC has announced over 2,200 new jobs including announcements in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, back-office support, healthcare, and technology-related businesses. For more information, visit www.mbredc.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sandy Davis
President & CEO
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation
(843) 347-4604
sdavis@mbredc.org