Archive for August, 2009

Who’s Hiring in This Economy? Vincent Hills Quarry Will Hire 120 Workers.

Posted on August 9th, 2009 by Editor

Who’s Hiring in This Economy? Vincent Hills Quarry Will Hire 120 Workers.

If approved, the proposed Vincent Hills Quarry will hire more than 120 workers. With an annual payroll of approximately $7.4 million when the quarry is fully operational, Vincent Hills will quickly begin hiring heavy equipment operators, mechanics, plant production workers, plant maintenance, and administrative personnel, as well as roughly 10 employees in plant management. And […]

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Vincent Hills Quarry Will Generate Over $10 Million In New Taxes

Posted on August 9th, 2009 by Editor

Vincent Hills Quarry Will Generate Over $10 Million In New Taxes

Practically every town, city and county in America is struggling to maintain its tax base. Unfortunately, Vincent and Shelby County are not immune, making it harder for both to find the revenue needed in today’s tough economy. In fact, the Town of Vincent recently reported that it expects to see a shortfall in revenue of approximately […]

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What Will the Proposed Vincent Hills Quarry Do To Property Values?

Posted on August 3rd, 2009 by Editor

What Will the Proposed Vincent Hills Quarry Do To Property Values?

One of the scare tactics opponents of the proposed Vincent Hills Quarry have used is the idea that locating a quarry in Vincent will lower property values in the area. Nothing could be farther from the truth. For example, the high-end homes you see in the photograph to the right were all built long after […]

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A Quieter Neighbor Is A Better Neighbor

Posted on August 2nd, 2009 by Editor

A Quieter Neighbor Is A Better Neighbor

White Rock Quarry’s Good Neighbor Policy recognizes the simple fact that no one wants to put up with loud noises at their home or business. It’s why we go to a great deal of effort and expense to reduce the noise that leaves our facility. Just how loud will the proposed Vincent Hills Quarry be? […]

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Vincent Hills Quarry Will Greatly Minimize Truck Traffic By Shipping Approximately 95% of Product By Rail

Posted on August 2nd, 2009 by Editor

Vincent Hills Quarry Will Greatly Minimize Truck Traffic By Shipping Approximately 95% of Product By Rail

According to CSX, approximately 22 trains currently travel the CSX railway through Vincent each day, seven days a week. Norfolk Southern says roughly a dozen of its trains travel along the Southern railway every day. For the first three years, the Vincent Hills Quarry will likely add one train per day to that number. This […]

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Vincent Hills Will Go to Extraordinary Lengths to Ensure Good Air Quality

Posted on August 1st, 2009 by Editor

Vincent Hills Will Go to Extraordinary Lengths to Ensure Good Air Quality

White Rock Quarries is committed to use the latest technologies and techniques to ensure good air quality in the area surrounding Vincent Hills. The proposed Vincent Hills Quarry will obtain and remain in compliance with all required local, state and federal air permits, including those for visible emissions and fugitive dust. But that’s only the […]

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Low Impact Lighting Preserves the Night Sky

Posted on August 1st, 2009 by Editor

Low Impact Lighting Preserves the Night Sky

Among the many false charges leveled against the proposed Vincent Hills Quarry is the idea that it will cause light pollution or block out the night sky. Here, as in so many other areas, White Rock Quarries is going above and beyond all laws and regulations in order to be a good neighbor to the […]

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State-of-the-Art Techniques Make for Kinder, Gentler Blasting

Posted on August 1st, 2009 by Editor

State-of-the-Art Techniques Make for Kinder, Gentler Blasting

Every day, 15 million pounds of explosives are used in North America to extract the minerals needed to meet consumer demands. Without blasting, our entire economy would be at risk. Over the years, engineers have developed better and safer methods for blasting. The proposed Vincent Hills Quarry will use the latest state-of-the-art methods and techniques […]

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