Green Host, Green Guest

Vulcan Materials’ major ready mixed operation at the well-mined Mission Valley site, just north of San Diego, proved a fitting NRMCA 2011 National Mixer Driver Championship venue. Plant management assured a more than ample expanse for the Challenge Course and Vehicle Inspection stations with extensive grading, then capped preparations by rolling out equipment likely responsible for pre-war concrete pavements.

In mid-2009, Vulcan/Mission Valley became southern California’s first ready mixed plant to attain NRMCA Green-Star certification. Among environmental management indicators on display for Mixer Driver Championship participants and spectators: a katydid perched on a barricade at the center of competition activity, but well removed from abundant vegetation on the site perimeter.