Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel—and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. Vulcan produces these materials from natural deposits such as granite, limestone and trap rock. The quarrying process typically begins with drilling and blasting the rock into smaller pieces. Next, the material goes through various stages of crushing and screening to produce the sizes and specifications desired by our customers.
Vulcan has 44 aggregate and crushed stone facilities in Georgia alone and Phoenix Crane works with at least 10 of them in the Greater Metro Atlanta Area throughout the year. The reason we do so much work with quarries in general is that their equipment wears out on a regular basis. Individual components of the all-steel cone crushers, impact crushers, screens and sand-making machines can weigh from 1,000 to 100,000 pounds! Our cranes are often called in to do the heavy lifting as Vulcan’s crew changes the parts out.