Boggs Group’s Patch Pack of the Carolinas made the news for their work in Hickory, NC. The News Herald wrote an article about the team fixing potholes free of charge after they learned potholes were keeping the citizens of Hickory from receiving their mail. This type of situation is the whole reason the Patch Pack was formed in the first place. When Chuck Steele, president of Boggs Materials, Inc. and founder of the Patch Pack of the Carolinas, heard about this problem he said “you know what we’ll do? I’ll just get a group in the morning and I’ll send them up there.” And that is exactly what he did. The group spent the day fixing problematic potholes. Now the people of Hickory do not have to worry about not being able to get their mail. As Steele said, “giving back was a good way to start off the holiday season.”
On Tuesday, July 27, in Prince George, VA there was 1 player from the opposing team on third base with 2 outs. 1 out was the only thing keeping the little league softball team from Lancaster, SC from winning the Dixie Angels X-Play Softball World Series. With the excitement building the team representing South Carolina got the 3rd out securing their title as the World-Series champions! They beat Alabama 18-13.
Boggs Materials had sponsored the team’s journey to the World Series. Choosing to sponsor the team wasn’t a hard choice to make because Boggs Materials has personal ties to the team. One of their employees is a family member of one of the champions. In fact, the World Series winner has more family members that work for the other Boggs Group’s companies as well. Therefore, Boggs Group couldn’t be more excited for the team!
Congratulations to Dixie Angels X-Play Softball World Series Champions!!
Recently Boggs Materials came up with a new cold patch asphalt mixture. This special blend is currently being approved by both the NCDOT and SCDOT. Unlike others, the mix won’t deteriorate over time, and is being made from 100% recycled and organic materials. After seeing the effectiveness of the new cold patch, Boggs Group decided to create the all female “Patch Pack of the Carolinas” or just “The Patch Pack.” This Cold Patch Crew consists of all female employees with temporary coaches. There are women in sales, women in the office, women in marketing and women in the QC Lab who are creating this special mix.
The sole purpose of this crew is to fix potholes around the Monroe Area. They find the potholes that can potentially tear up cars and fix them right then and there. The whole process only takes 15-20 minutes to be completed. By its completion the mix will already be hardened enough to be driven on. This will allow cars to drive over the patch without having to worry about any lingering mix getting on their tires.
The crew relies highly on requests. If someone in the Monroe area has a pothole that needs to be fixed they can contact Boggs Group or fill out the request form online. The Patch Pack will process the request and determine if it is a pothole they will be able to fix. The determination relies heavily on the location and state of the pothole. Therefore, when submitting a request the following information is required:
Location of hole
A picture of the hole.
So far in Monroe, NC the crew has been able to fix potholes at Zaxby’s, Contractors Building Supply, Dollar General, BILO, Griffith Road, Hillcrest Church Road and more.
There is no monetary gain because the crew fixes potholes for free. So.. “Show us your pothole!”
Click the link below to be directed to the request form
The Carolina Motorsports Park has officially re-opened in Kershaw, South Carolina! The park first opened in 1999 and according to its website it is the only “purpose-built road racing facility in the Carolinas.” For over the next 20 years the park has been a key attraction for residents and tourists alike.
Starting out as only one 2.27 mile road course, the park has gone through many changes throughout the years. There are now 3 road courses and a kart track. People can participate in skidpad practicing and there is even a place to camp. The latest change was upgrading and “revamping” the park. According to an article by “Construction Equipment Guide, the park’s new owner, Michael Cummings immediately knew that the park needed to be upgraded. This was mainly due to the fact that the original road course’s surface, which was over 20 years old, had started to wear out. Cummings wanted the park to be a place where people could come and race all types of cars; therefore, he knew he had to make the track safe. This is when he called in our company, Lynches River Contracting, Inc. to do the job.
Knowing that paving a racetrack would be quite different from paving a highway, Lynches River Contracting’s President, Thad Preslar and Vice-President, Lee Sanders, thought that it would be beneficial to bring in the other Boggs Group companies to help with the variety of jobs. Boggs Materials produced the asphalt, Boggs Transport transported the asphalt and Boggs Contracting surveyed the land. Even though it was a different type of paving from what Lynches River Contracting usually does, they got the job done.
Since Lynches River Contracting played a large role in this project the President and Vice-President of the company got to take part in the grand opening. When asked what it was like to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, Lynches River Contracting’s President, Thad Preslar, said,
“It was exciting to be finished and to see how successful everything turned out. It was a really good example of how all of our teams worked together. All of the companies within Boggs Group had to be hand to hand on this and the people there are very happy.”
Congratulations to Boggs Group on their hard work. Now go check out their work and experience what it is like to be a racecar driver!
Jefferson, South Carolina is home to the Jefferson Recreation Park. Nestled in the beautiful South Carolina landscape you will find multiple baseball/softball fields as well as fields to play soccer and all types of activities on. It is a great place to spend a beautiful Saturday and Sunday at. Recently, the park has gotten even better. This past year a walking trail was built around the park. However, this isn’t just your regular trail it is “Bladen’s Trail.”
“Bladen’s Trail” is named after Bladen David Cail. Cail was a fun loving 3 ½ month old that tragically passed away in November of 2016. To keep his memory alive Cail’s family went to town’s officials with the idea of the trail. Then with the help of the community and other companies the idea became a reality. One of those companies was Boggs Materials, Inc.
Boggs Materials had the privilege of donating 250 tons of asphalt that was used to build the 2,150ft long trail. Every 500ft has a plaque of Bladen’s footprints and a quote on it. According to the local newspaper Cail’s grandfather, Tommy Catoe, said they added this feature because, “I knew he would never get to put his little footprints out there on the field or play sports out there. I wanted to do something to honor his memory. I want this to be special.”
Boggs Materials may have played a small part in this project but with the help of others it turned out to be as special as Catoe and his family wanted.
Check out the video below to learn more about this special addition to the Jefferson Recreation Complex.
On Monday night, April 13th, the Boggs Family Foundation partnered with The Big View Diner and Xenia Hospitality Group providing meals to the healthcare workers at Atrium Health Union, the hospital in Monroe, NC. The 100+ meals were a token of appreciation and gratitude to all of the health care workers that are working day in and day out to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Sydney Rushing, a nurse that was working Monday night, said “the outpour of appreciation and kindness from the public is amazing. A big thank you to the Big View Diner, Xenia Hospitality Group and the Boggs Family Foundation for dinner tonight. Night Shift appreciates you!” The Boggs Family Foundation, along with the entire Boggs Group, want to extend appreciation and thanks to everyone who is working on the front line during these difficult times. We are all in this together! #AtriumHealthProud