North Carolina-based company Martin Marietta has extended customer load-out hours at its Fort Calhoun Quarry to provide additional rock materials for communities, businesses and railroads impacted by flooding.
The quarry's normal load-out hours are from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, while the extended hours are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Rock mined from the Fort Calhoun Quarry is used in road and other construction projects.
"Trucks are being used to deliver our products as they make as many trips as possible during the extended customer load-out hours," said Todd Clock, vice president of Martin Marietta's Des Moines district.
Clock said materials are being shipped to several areas across Nebraska and western Iowa. The materials will be used by local communities, area businesses and railroads in their repair efforts.
The Fort Calhoun Quarry is one of at least two Martin Marietta owned quarries in Nebraska which has extended operating hours, the other being the company's Weeping Water site.
"Martin Marietta and our employees are committed to helping the communities we serve and we will provide extended services in assisting with the repair and relief efforts, always remaining focused on the safety of our employees and our customers," Clock said.