Luck Stone Partners with Airware to Expand UAV Data Processes
Airware’s aerial technology to improve efficiency, impact business decisions
Richmond, Va. (April 5, 2017) – Luck Stone, the construction aggregate division of Richmond-based Luck Companies, plans to accelerate its growth in Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) technology through a new partnership with Airware, a leading national and global provider of commercial enterprise solutions for capturing and analyzing aerial data.
Farmville, Va., November 15 - Luck Stone announced today that they will open a new quarry in Prince Edward County, approximately five miles west of downtown Farmville. Luck Stone anticipates that the site, which is conveniently located along U.S. Route 460, will be open for business in the summer of 2017. Land development activities are planned to begin this fall. The 93-year-old company that is widely known for innovative, industry-leading practices will be partnering with mobile rock crushing services provider, Mellott Company to produce the aggregate material at the Prince Edward location. Jim Van Ness, Vice President at Luck Stone, describes this investment and community partnership as an approach that lines up with Luck Stone’s vision.
In an effort to better serve our customers and communities, Luck Stone is excited to announce that we will be opening a new distribution yard this winter (2016/2017). The Greenwood Yard will be located at 4025 Seaboard Court, in the Bower’s Hill area of Chesapeake, Virginia. This rail-fed facility will be stocked with various crushed stone products to meet all of your construction-related needs.
In addition to this facility, we have four other distribution yards operating in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater region: Gilmerton (Chesapeake), Berkley (Norfolk), Toano (Williamsburg), and Oyster Point (Newport News). The Pughsville Yard, located in Chesapeake/Suffolk, will open at a later date.
Luck Stone was presented earlier this year with the 2014 “Special Achievement in GIS” (SAG) Award at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) User Conference in San Diego, Ca., for the successful implementation of ArcGIS Online for Organizations, which includes a mobile Geographic Information System (GIS) App (for Androids and iOS platforms). The “Special Achievement in GIS” award acknowledges leadership, vision, hard work, and the innovative use of ESRI’s GIS Technology.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health today honored Richmond, Va.-based Luck Stone with its inaugural award for Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations for the stone, sand and gravel sector. The award was presented at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Annual Convention General Session on March 6 in Las Vegas.
Luck Stone is excited to announce the opening of our Oyster Point distribution yard, located at 538 Oyster Point Road in Newport News. The addition of this location allows us to better serve our customers throughout the entire Hampton Roads region. For more information, please click here to visit the Oyster Point location page. If you would like to place an order, please call (877) 902-5825.
Luck Stone’s commitment to environmental stewardship has been recognized for many years by industry associations and regulatory agencies. A new scale office being built at the Charlottesville quarry will add to that legacy.
“We feel a tremendous responsibility to make the best choices we can for the environment and the communities that we operate in,” said Billy Chenault, a vice president at Luck Stone. “Making use of the most sustainable construction techniques is the right thing for the community, the environment and Luck Stone.”
Luck Stone’s on-going engagement with Stone Robinson Elementary School, a neighbor of the Charlottesville plant, has created a new athletic field for the students and community. “I think that this field and our relationship with Stone Robinson illustrates what is possible when you really engage with the community and have a dialog about what can be accomplished together,” said Bob Grauer, president of Luck Stone. The project began as a discussion with the school about their need for more useable land. While it would be simple for the quarry to move its fill dirt to the school property to meet the school’s immediate need, more creative conversations developed even bigger dreams of what was possible.