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LehighHansonLogoSept. 10, 2019 – Lehigh Hanson Inc. announced that its Hanson Aggregates subsidiary in Columbia, S.C., will donate up to $500,000 to Columbia International University (CIU) in support of the university’s revitalization efforts along Monticello Road, the corridor to the CIU campus. The company, which has operations near Monticello Road, presented an initial donation of $100,000 to the university Aug. 20, according to the Columbia Star. CIU has purchased seven properties transforming the formerly blighted area into a commercially viable district. A Dairy Queen/convenience store combo will be situated on three lots at the corner of Monticello Road and Peeples Street just off Interstate 20. A new sheriff ’s department substation will be located on another nearby lot. CIU cleared the properties of vacant buildings and a bar room earlier this year. Kudos to Lehigh Hanson for its conscious effort to invest in the community.