Written on August 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm
The New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete & Aggregates Association held its 21st annual Truck Roadeo on Aug. 25 in the New Mexico Lobos parking lot. Four Corners Materials and Waycor Materials, both Oldcastle companies supplying quality sand, rock, ready mixed concrete and asphalt products to the New Mexico area, helped sponsor the event and participated in the competition. Mixer driver Wayne Lile, an employee of Four Corners Materials for 15 years, placed second and Waycor Materials mixer driver Roberto Delgado placed third in the competition.
Three different tests were administered during the Roadeo, including a written test, a pre-trip inspection conducted by the Highway Patrol, and a driving test that measured the driver’s skill in maneuvering, backing, turning, and stopping the mixer. Concrete placement and chute handling skills were also tested during the event.
Waycor Materials sales manager Jerry Alsup serves as president of the New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete & Aggregates Association and was in charge of organizing the event. “The roadeo was a huge success this year,” Alsup said. “We appreciate our sponsors, judges and volunteers who make the event possible. Congratulations to the 22 talented drivers who participated.”
Written on June 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm
The first observation visitors to New Mexico usually make refers to vast geographical expansiveness, colorful mesas, unusual rock formations, expansive blue sky and stark desert beauty. Other common associations include an abundance of gemstones and Native Americans reservations.
Albuquerque, the largest metropolitan area, is home to the International Balloon Fiesta, a world-renowned attraction and destination to celebrate ballooning. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the small of roasting chilies and the beautiful ascension of 600 plus hot air balloons from the 78-acre launch field. It is the largest ballooning event on the earth and the most photographed.
New Mexico is the fifth largest state with 121,335 square miles. Santa Fe is the state capitol and is located in the northern part of the state. A blend of ancient cultural traditions, including Native American, Spanish, European, Mexican, African-American and Asian influences can be found. Its unique multicultural character and wealth of natural resources make it America’s Land of Enchantment and home of Waycor Materials, Inc.
Waycor employs 51 employees at four locations: two concrete plants in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe, and the Baca sand and gravel facility north of Albuquerque in Algadones. These four locations provide ready mixed concrete and all types of sand and gravel used in concrete, asphalt and landscaping to their respective markets.
Formed in early 1999 as a result of Oldcastle’s acquisition of three locally owned companies, American Building Supply, Waycor Redi-Mix and Albuquerque Rock Products, the Waycor name was designated in 2003.
The Sandia concrete facility in Albuquerque is located on a Native American reservation. The Pueblo of Sandia is a federally recognized Indian Tribe and the reservation covers 22,877 acres on the east side of the Rio Grande Valley. It is one of 19 pueblos located throughout New Mexico. The Sandia people are members of the pre-Columbian Tiwa language group who once dominated the Albuquerque area and their lineage can be traced back to the Aztec civilization. The Sandia people have cultivated the land and raised their families since 1300 AD. Once the largest pueblo in the area, they currently have just fewer than 500 members.
Waycor prides itself in providing an excellent product, but most importantly, the company strives to provide the safest workplaces for its employees and has received several awards. In 2010, its safety record was 63,771 worked hours with no recordable lost-time incidents and only one preventable fleet incident. Waycor is striving to continually improve by developing a culture where every employee is responsible for not only their safety, but also the safety of all Waycor team members. LARA (Local Area Risk Assessment) teams, training and internal audits are examples of tools used by Waycor to achieve their outstanding safety record.
Written on October 7, 2007 at 6:37 pm
The Pueblo of Sandia and Waycor Materials were presented with the 2007 Excellence in Reclamation Award for the Arp North Aggregates mine. Although aggregate mines are not required to complete reclamation under New Mexico state law, Waycor Materials was recognized for succesful implementation of innovative reclamation. Waycor graded along the staked arroyo lines, creating the basis of the reestablished arroyos. To recreate original contours, Waycor knocked down stockpiles and raised low spots in the disturbed areas to compliment the recreated arroyos. The used the elevation change map provided by the Pueblo as a guide for which areas needed to be lowered and raised in elevation during reclamation.