How Vulcan’s Latest Project Came To
Vulcan’s newest plant – the Medina Quarry, located just west of San Antonio – is one of its largest.
“The goal from Day 1 was to build the plant that Vulcan would want and that encompasses a whole lot of things,” said Barton Chevreaux, Area Engineer. ”Of course, you wanted to crush rock efficiently, cost effectively but you want it to be safe, you want it to look good, you want it to be a plant that the community is proud of.”
Chevreaux’s role was instrumental in building the Medina plant – one of the most state-of-the-art quarry facilities in the nation that features a nine-mile railroad that transports product from the quarry to the UP Railroad where it is shipped off to customers.
“I remember being out here two years ago walking around in the woods with a plan,” recalled Chevreaux, who credited the entire Vulcan team with constructing the project the right way. “Now we got rock going into the crusher, going out on rail so that’s what’s fulfilling about this job is the availability of having projects like this to do but then go execute on them and make them happen.”
Not only did Vulcan design a facility with the latest technology in mind, they also involved the local community and incorporated their feedback.
“We wanted to build something that not only we’re proud of but the community can be proud of as well,” said Chevreaux.
Vulcan’s Medina Quarry in Hondo, Texas is one of the largest in the company.
The Medina Plant took a generation to build, and will serve generations to come.
“It’s an exciting time to be at Vulcan. It’s an exciting time to be in Texas,” Chevreaux added.