Boy Scouts Tour Pompton Lakes Quarry
Boy Scouts from the Pompton Lakes, Riverdale area visited Pompton Lakes Quarry on November 29th, to earn their troop geology badges. The group was treated to a presentation by Northern Area Manager, Brad Carroll who spoke to the boys about the history of the quarry and the geology of the land. They also learned about the different types of aggregates that are produced at the site and how we mine and crush the stone into different sizes and distribute the stone to our customers.
They were all amazed to hear that our very own "Pompton Pink" Granite was used on the steps of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C. All the scouts asked many questions and were very interested in the blasting procedure and the heavy equipment that is used on site.
After the presentation Brad and Plant Manager, Grant Shields took the boys and their parents on a van tour of the facility and everyone was able to climb up on a front loader and sit in the driver seat of the vehicle to see how it feels to be in such a huge piece of equipment. The scouts left with informational handout material, goody bags and a better understanding of the quarry.