Wake Stone Corporation is one of the leading producers of various aggregate stone products in the Carolinas. Founded in 1970, it operates four quarry locations across North Carolina. Its products are used in construction projects in central and eastern North Carolina, as well as on various industrial and commercial developments. The company has received numerous awards and recognitions, including Business Partner for Education Award from the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Environmental Improvement Grant from the North Carolina Landscape Association.
The airport’s board of directors leased 105 acres of property to Wake Stone in exchange for the rights to build a rock quarry on the property. The company has also agreed to invest millions in the adjacent natural areas and mountain biking trails. The company is expected to receive a permit to expand operations later this summer.
The Wake Stone Corporation is a family-owned company that was founded in 1970 by John Bratton. He had spent his previous career in the mining industry. He worked with his son Johnny to start the business. The company now has five locations in North and South Carolina and employs seven family members. It is one of the leading providers of aggregate products in the region.
The company has failed to follow conditions of its mining permit, including buffers. The mining commission required the company to preserve the northern section of the property as a natural buffer. Moreover, Wake Stone violated the conditions of its permit by requesting an amendment in 1986. In this way, it has been prohibited from using the property for commercial purposes, as required by law.
Wake Stone has the right to appeal the DEQ decision, but it must comply with the conditions of its permit. In the meantime, it has to comply with the NCDA and the State of North Carolina. But before it can do this, the corporation needs to obtain a permit from the state. The state’s permit was issued in 1981 and was supposed to last until 2032. However, a permit that was issued in 2018 allows the company to continue mining and expanding the existing mine.
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