Vulcan Receives National Recognition for Wildlife Habitat

Oct 01, 2010, 10:48 ET from Vulcan Materials Company

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division announced today that the wildlife habitat at its Sacramento Aggregate Plant in Sacramento, California, has received official recertification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).

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Vulcan's Sacramento Aggregate Plant is one of 41 Vulcan sites with WHC-certified wildlife habitats.  Certification requirements are stringent and sites must be recertified every two years.  

Alan Wessel, President of Vulcan's Western Division said, "I applaud our employees' efforts to create and maintain wildlife habitats.  Through these and other activities, we demonstrate our continuing commitment to environmental stewardship while providing essential infrastructure materials that are required by the U.S. economy."

WHC is a nonprofit, non-lobbying group of corporations, conservation organizations, and individuals dedicated to protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat.  Created in 1988, WHC helps large landowners, particularly corporations, manage their unused lands in an ecologically sensitive manner for the benefit of wildlife.

About Vulcan Materials Company

Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 index, is the nation's foremost producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of other construction materials.  The company's Western Division has more than 70 facilities in Arizona, California and New Mexico and approximately 1,800 employees. For additional information about Vulcan Materials Company, see

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