Launched in the first quarter of 2018, The Cloverleaf, a people-focused publication, is the associate newsletter of Luck Companies. A revival of the original, which shared company news for many decades, the new Cloverleaf is published quarterly and mailed to associates’ homes.
GreenRoom is a mobile app that looks and functions like a social network—inside the company—providing a space for associates to interact and share what matters to them.
“I love GreenRoom because it has provided me with the perfect outlet to share pictures that I love with other associates who share the same interests. I really enjoy seeing what goes on at all the other locations and communicating with people across the company in a way that we didn’t have before.”
“I love GreenRoom because it gives me a connection to associates that I don’t see on a daily basis. When I connect in person with fellow associates for the first time, they’ll say, ‘You’re the one who posts on GreenRoom all the time’. Yep, that’s me. I use it to showcase happy times and fun events both personal and professional. I also enjoy celebrating with others when they share what’s happening with them inside and outside of work.”
After a careful process of planning, permitting, zoning, and partnering, Luck Stone achieved an engineering first for the company — the development of the West Pit Tunnel at the Leesburg Plant in Ashburn, VA, a thriving suburb of Washington, D.C.
The North Pit reservoir will hold well over 1 billion gallons of water for use by Northern Virginia residents in case of drought or other emergency.
"As soon as you dig a hole in the ground, you have an ‘arch effect.’ The Romans built viaducts in this shape for a reason. Stone always behaves this way. It will take this shape, it will carry its own weight and make it possible for others to pass through."
"When you have a team like this, where everybody is aligned and working toward the same goal, it's really unbelievable what we can do."
In 2018, Luck Companies’ incident rate was 0.46—the very best safety record in the history of the company.
Through nearly 100 years of family leadership, Luck Companies has maintained a people-focused culture. And in a mining and aggregates environment, this dedication to people begins by ensuring the safety of those who work at or visit any of our 28 locations.
“What motivates us beyond achieving the metrics we set is making sure our associates get home safely to their families every single night.”
Luck Ecosystems’ RainScape Stormwater Management family of products ensures a healthier environment with engineered materials that keep waterways naturally pollutant-free, restore stream-beds and promote the protection of shorelines.
“My passion for wanting to contribute towards a healthier environment comes from the great deal of time I spend enjoying the outdoors and believing in science-based solutions for mitigating the impact of growth and development.”
With the support of Plant Manager Brad Johnson and former Foreman Trevor McLouth, Plant Mechanic and volunteer firefighter, Joey Cross worked closely with the firefighters from Fairfax County, VA to design a connection that would enable their fire trucks to quickly attach to Luck Stone’s water supply.
The Fairfax Plant team supplied the parts and installed a custom-made “quick connect” for the Fire Department to attach a large diameter hose to extract the most water possible. With just a couple fittings to make sure the connection was secure, the device was up and running, providing firefighters with a water supply of 1,500 gallons per minute, the maximum capacity for the fire truck.
“We’re really excited to have these custom connections that are compatible with our fire engines so we can easily access Luck Stone’s water supply.”