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If you live in or around Vincent, chances are you’ve read or heard a lot lately about the proposed Vincent Hills Quarry.WRQ_Logo_glow_1200

On this site, in the coming weeks, we will share with you our plan for bringing over 120 well-paying jobs to your town, while preserving the things you love about Vincent.

We’ll tell you the facts. And, we’ll also correct some of the fiction you’ve been hearing, too.

But first, like any good neighbor, we would like to introduce ourselves.

Over 100 years ago, in a small town in West Virginia, Enrico Vecellio started his own masonry business based on little more than hope and a commitment to hard work and integrity.

As one generation gave way to the next, the family owned company grew and branched out into road-building and the mining of limestone, a mineral without which our American economy would grind to a halt.

Through it all, we are proud to say the Vecellio Group and White Rock Quarries are still family owned and have lived up to the values established by our founder four generations ago, one of the most important of which is being a good neighbor.

Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what Mayor Lori C. Moseley of Miramar, Florida says. Her constituents live within just 1,000 feet of our quarry there.

“Your continued and ongoing commitment…to listen to your neighbor…has convinced me that rock mining and residences can peacefully and safely co-exist side by side, when each is respectful to the other.”

AT WHITE ROCK, WE UNDERSTAND that it is not enough that we will be bringing over 120 jobs well-paying jobs. Or paying $10 million in new tax revenues over the first decade alone. Or even that Vincent will receive about $3.4 million in sales taxes on quarry equipment in the first year to 18 months of operations.

Because you wouldn’t want to give up all the things you love about Vincent at any price. And we don’t blame you.

The good news is you don’t have to:

As good neighbors, we will commit to:

  • Construct a 40-foot berm around the perimeter of the quarry as the quarry expands, assuring that each section of the berm is in place at the proper time to prevent the public from seeing the quarry.
  • Use the latest and best dust suppression technologies, including covered conveyers and covered transfer points, wet dust suppression and fugitive dust collection.
  • Design the quarry to make the least noise it practically can, including locating the main crusher 60 feet down in the quarry.
  • Transport approximately 95% of the limestone by rail, with trains always loaded in a covered building, thereby minimizing local truck traffic.
  • Wash the wheels of the relatively few trucks that will be required to transport to local customers before each truck leaves the quarry.
  • Use blasting techniques that ensure no harm is done to our neighboring homes and businesses, using shot durations of less than one second, and limiting the number of blasts to an average of one per day for the first three years (and no more than a few per day thereafter).
  • Notify neighbors of blasting schedules online, and other neighbors by phone if requested.
  • Conduct pre-blast surveys and, at strategically located houses in the vicnity of the quarry, install seismographs and/or strain gauges.
  • Use high pressure, low sodium light fixtures that are designed to direct light downward, lighting only necessary areas, in order to preserve the night sky.
  • Provide almost $1,700,000 for schools, new fire equipment, a new youth recreation center, needed street paving, and a senior citizens center.

Please come back and visit this Web site in the weeks ahead, as we tell you more about the facts and the fiction surrounding the proposed Vincent Hills Quarry.

And thank you for allowing us to introduce ourselves. We look forward to being a contributing member of your community—and a good neighbor.

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