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New quarry opens in Virginia

On Friday, October 29, more than 120 local business owners, executives, associated representatives, shareholders and neighbors joined together to celebrate the grand opening of Rockydale Quarries Corp.’s newest location.  

The new site, operating as Rockydale-Charlottesville Quarry, is located at 2430 Rio Mills Road; Earlysville, Va., which is two miles north of the Charlottesville, Va., city limits. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce was on site to conduct an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the event.

“We are excited to be a part of the greater Albemarle community and look forward to taking our place as a valued member of this community and a responsible corporate citizen,” said Ken Randolph, president of Rockydale. “Regulated by numerous federal and state agencies, our industry promotes a commitment to safety at all times. Rockydale makes that same commitment and will strive to maintain good relationships with our neighbors.”

Randolph added, “We are always in search of new ways to serve our customers and our reputation for quality and service have been the building blocks for this company.  We are extremely excited about the future of Rockydale and are continually exploring potential growth opportunities.”

Rockydale will invest approximately $10 million in the quarry operation and will create up to 10 new jobs for the area market.  Rockydale-Charlottesville Quarry became an approved Virginia Department of Transportation source of construction materials in late August and quickly began selling aggregates to local area businesses and contractors.

The Rockydale-Charlottesville Quarry is a 189-acre site that marks the sixth location in operation for Rockydale Quarries.  

“We of course are extremely excited about the new site and see a lot of growth potential for this market,” said David Willis, vice president of operations for Rockydale. “Our company’s history is based on strong relationships with our customers, employees, and the community.”

Rockydale Quarries Corp., based in Roanoke, Va., has been serving customers in Virginia and the Carolinas for more than 78 years.  Rockydale currently has locations operating in Roanoke, Staunton, Appomattox, Franklin County, and Charlottesville, Va.

Look for a complete profile of the new quarry in an upcoming issue of Rock Products.