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1200 Urban Center Drive

Birmingham, AL 35242

United States

Phone: 205-298-3000


Vulcan Materials Company operates as a producer of construction aggregates (primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel) in the United States. The company is also a major producer of asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete. The company’s materials are used to build the roads, tunnels, bridges, railroads and airports that connect the company, and to build the hospitals, churches, schools, shopping centers, and factories. Segments The company has four operating segments organized around its principal product lines: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. Aggregates This segment’s construction aggregates are used in various ways, including as a base material underneath highways, walkways, airport runways, parking lots and railroads; to aid in water filtration, purification and erosion control; and as a raw material used in combination with other resources to construct many of the items that the company relies on to sustain its quality of life (including houses and apartments; roads, bridges and parking lots; schools and hospitals; commercial buildings and retail space; sewer systems; and airports and runways). The company serves both the public and the private sectors. The company sells aggregates that are used as ballast for construction and maintenance of railroad tracks. The company also sells riprap and jetty stone for erosion control along roads and waterways. In addition, stone could be used as a feedstock for cement and lime plants and for making various adhesives, fillers and extenders. Coal-burning power plants use limestone in scrubbers to reduce harmful emissions. Limestone that is crushed to a fine powder could be sold as agricultural lime. The company sells various construction aggregates outside of the United States, principally in the areas surrounding its large quarry on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Public Sector Construction: Public sector construction includes spending by federal, state, and local governments for highways, bridges, buildings and airports, as well as other infrastructure construction for sewer and waste disposal systems, water supply systems, dams, reservoirs and other public construction projects. Private Sector Construction: The private sector construction markets include both nonresidential building construction and residential construction. Asphalt Mix This segment produces and sells asphalt mix in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. This segment relies on the company’s reserves of aggregates, functioning as a customer to the company’s aggregates operations. The company serves its Asphalt Mix segment customers from its local production facilities. Concrete This segment produces and sells ready-mixed concrete in Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and the Bahamas. In May 2015, the company entered the Arizona ready-mixed concrete market through the acquisition of ready-mixed concrete operations in conjunction with the acquisition of aggregates operations in Arizona and New Mexico. In January 2015, the company swapped its ready-mixed concrete operations in California for asphalt mix operations, primarily in Arizona. This segment relies on the company’s reserves of aggregates, functioning as a customer to its aggregates operations. The company serves its Concrete segment customers from its local production facilities or by truck. Ready-mixed concrete production also requires cement, which the company purchases from third-party producers. Calcium This segment’s Brooksville, Florida facility produces calcium products for the animal feed, paint, plastics, water treatment and joint compound industries with calcium carbonate material mined at the Brooksville quarry. Customers The company’s products typically are sold to private industry and not directly to governmental entities. Business Strategy The company’s business strategies include aggregates focus; coast-to-coast footprint; profitable growth; managing volume, product mix and price to grow profitability; and effective land management. Environmental Costs and Governmental Regulation The company’s operations are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and worker health and safety, including regulation of facility air emissions and water discharges, waste management, protection of wetlands, listed and threatened species, noise and dust exposure control for workers, and safety regulations under both Mine Safety and Health Administration, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. History Vulcan Materials Company was founded in 1909. The company, a New Jersey corporation, was incorporated in 2007.


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