November 17, 2016
Luck Stone announced its plans to open a new rock quarry in Prince Edward County, approximately 5 miles west of Farmville, Va., the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. The 330-acre site, which is leased by Luck Stone and was permitted as a quarry in 2009, is expected to open in the summer of 2017.
This will be the company’s first greenfield site in 10 years, and it is expected to provide aggregates for construction projects in Southside Virginia along the U.S. 460 corridor and for Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College. The company plans to partner with Mellott Co., a provider of mobile rock-crushing services, to produce and process aggregate material at the new location.
“This is natural growth opportunity for us, as the 460 corridor is continuing to grow,” Jim Van Ness, regional vice president for Luck Stone’s central region, tells the news agency, adding that employment at the quarry will start small and grow with time. “We are going to staff appropriately as volumes begin to increase over the next couple of years. It will be a fairly small crew to start and gradually grow from there as we increase our volumes.”
This announcement comes just a few months after Luck Stone sold some of its other divisions in order to focus on its core aggregates business.