Giving 120 Percent… The Vulcan Way
From mechanic to haul truck driver to plant manager at Vulcan, Randy McAllister has held just about every position there is in a mining operation. When McAllister joined the Vulcan family five years ago, he heard about the company’s culture—The Vulcan Way—of doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.
“It was kind of explained to me one time that you take what everyone else is doing and you add 20 percent to it and that’s the Vulcan Way,” McAllister said.
McAllister is proud of the Knippa quarry’s history in Texas. Vulcan purchased the quarry in 1987, but the site dates back to 1907 when settlers moved to the area hoping to find gold. Although there wasn’t much gold, the mine proved a plentiful source of “trap rock,” which is used in railroad ballast, as decorative stone and road paving material.