“This is one way we can give back to the community,” Vulcan Materials Company Operations Manager Eric Weech said in the release. “If even one residence or business can benefit, then we are fulfilling our mission of being responsible environmental stewards while helping to keep our neighbors safe.”
“Our industry is excited to participate in a meaningful way to benefit the public,” Arizona Rock Products Association Executive Director Steve Trussell said in the release. “ARPA members like Vulcan Materials care about the communities in which we live and work, and we are pleased to help reduce future storm impacts on our neighbors.”
The pallets will be stored in the district’s warehouse until needed. The district will coordinate with the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management for distribution.
“With early deployment of the sandbags, we hope to prevent some of the storm damage like we saw in Laveen and New River during the summer storms of 2014,” Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Flood Control District Bill Wiley said in the release. “We are grateful to Vulcan Materials Company for their generous donation. Providing these sandbags to residents prior to storms will help mitigate the potential impact caused by flooding.”
Vulcan Materials Co. is a producer of construction aggregate – primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel – and a producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. The business has 323 aggregate facilities located coast-to-coast, according to the release.
The Arizona Rock Products Association is an industry trade organization, representing producers or suppliers of aggregate, asphaltic concrete, ready mix concrete, asphalt and portland cement, in addition to trucking firms, paving contractors and other aggregate end users, material testing labs and ancillary companies.
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County assists Maricopa County residents and communities to reduce their risk of injury, death, and property damage from flooding, while still enjoying the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.
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