Friday, April 21st, the Eastland Chamber of Commerce hosted a pizza lunch for the Vulcan Materials Company in honor of being designated the Eastland Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for April.
Vulcan is North America’s leading producer of construction aggregates, primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel. The Eastland quarry has been in operation for over 40 years.
Last year Vulcan upgraded its manufacturing facility, building a $20 million rail connection linking the Vulcan facilities to the Union Pacific Railroad. The line runs from Vulcan property on FM 570 north under I-20 and connects with the line that runs through Olden. Vulcan partnered with the Eastland Industrial Foundation which owns the land previously hosting a similar rail connection.