Mulzer Sponsors Perry Co. Habitat ReHab Home in Tell City

President Ken Mulzer, Jr. presents Crawford Co. Habitat with a $20,255.80 donation at our first annual charity outing in 2019.

Mulzer Family of Companies has been proudly supporting local Habitat for Humanity chapters for over 40 years, and in 2019, we created the First Annual Helping Habitat Charity Golf Outing to raise funds for one local chapter within our operating region.  100% of the funds raised are donated and our first chapter recipient was Crawford County Habitat for Humanity.

The Second Annual Helping Habitat Charity Golf Outing took place on-line last year, however we were still able to raise over $20,000!  Perry County Habitat was chosen as the recipient and they were able to quickly put those funds to use by purchasing an existing home near our Main Office in Tell City, Indiana that was to become the first ever ReHab project for Habitat in the county.

Josh Harris, Executive Director of Perry County Habitat, gave us the opportunity to bring a crew in for one of the first work days on the project: Demo Day!  22 employees, including interns and their supervising mentors, along with a host of others from all corners of Mulzer Family of Companies showed up on a sweltering hot morning to take down and salvage cabinets & trim, and remove carpeting and drywall.

Employees & interns gather for a group photo after Demo Day at the ReHab home in Perry Co.

Giving back, especially through organizations that provide valuable services & opportunities to all citizens in our communities, is a top priority for employees at Mulzer Family of Companies.  The fact that this ‘new’ ReHab home was literally in our backyard was icing on the cake!

The Third Annual Helping Habitat Charity Golf Outing is scheduled to take place on September 22, 2021 at Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus, Ind.  For more details on the golf fundraiser, click here.

 

 

2020: A Year of Giving

Throughout a year of unprecedented uncertainties, one thing remained the same at Mulzer Family of Companies: Our commitment to giving back to the communities we live and operate in.   A few of the major Community Involvement Milestones we are extremely proud of from 2020 included:

  • A $20,280 donation to Perry Co. Indiana Habitat for Humanity raised during our 2nd Annual Helping Habitat Virtual Golf Outing.
  • Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC) named us – “2020 Community Partner of the Year”.
  • Major sponsor of Keep Evansville Beautiful’s 2nd Annual Russ Woosley Memorial Golf Outing.
  • Holiday food donations to serve families in Spencer & Crawford County through LHDC and N. Spencer Community Action Center.
  • Significant support as a Community Partner with Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana.

IRMCA presents Ken Mulzer, Sr. with the E.B. Rayburn, Jr. Award

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) presented Ken Mulzer, Sr., Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc., with its prestigious 2018 E.B. Rayburn, Jr. Award. The award was established to recognize outstanding leadership and innovation in marketing efforts in the ready mixed concrete industry in Indiana and was presented during the recent 2018 IRMCA Short Course Program.

Ken Mulzer, Jr. poses with his father, Ken Mulzer, Sr. after receiving the E.B. Rayburn, Jr. Award.

Ken Mulzer, Sr. is a retired construction materials executive who, alongside his four siblings, helped grow the family aggregate business into an industry powerhouse in the production of crushed stone, sand and gravel, including concrete and asphalt services. The family business got its start in 1935 when his father Arnold and uncles Edgar and Roland formed Mulzer Brothers, a small construction firm. In 1978, the company, led by Arnold, transformed into what is known today as Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.

Mulzer Sr. began his career at a young age doing odd jobs around the quarries and concrete plant. He went on to graduate from Valparaiso University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Geology before returning home to join the family business. Over the years, Ken has been a staunch advocate for the construction materials industry on the local, state and national levels, he has served as Chairman of the Board of the National Sand, Stone & Gravel Association, been a past President of the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association, and has held numerous leadership roles in industry and community organizations near and far from his home in Santa Claus, Indiana, which he shares with his wife of 50 years, Andrea (Dee).

“The company and I are extremely proud of my father and the role that he has played in moving the concrete industry forward over the years,” commented Ken Mulzer, Jr., President of Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.   “His intuition and foresight of the ever-changing business landscape proved invaluable to our firm and countless others throughout the state.”

The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) supports and promotes the use of high quality Portland cement concrete in pavements, parking lots, structures and residential construction. The IRMCA provides technical and informational support for its members and their clients. For additional information contact Jerry Larson, executive director, at (317) 733-1902 or see: www.irmca.com.

 

Mulzer Offers FREE Sand to Residents Fighting Flood Waters

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. will offer free sand to the public beginning immediately at our Henderson, Kentucky; Griffin, Mt. Vernon, Evansville, Newburgh, Rockport and Tell City, Indiana locations to aid in flood control. Residents will need to contact their local or county Emergency Management Agency to obtain unfilled sandbags and bring shovels to fill them.

Posey County EMA – (812)838-1333
Evansville EMA – (812)421-6204
Henderson, KY EMA – Pick up sandbags at Henderson Co. Road Dept. on Sam Ball Way.
Warrick County EMA – (812)897-6178
Spencer County EMA – (812)649-6020
Perry County EMA – (812)547-4426

Sand will be available at each location 24 hours a day and signs will be posted providing directions to the sand piles after hours.

MCS Griffin Pit is located at 300 Mulzer Lane, Griffin IN 47616
MCS Mt. Vernon Depot is located at 10700 IN-69, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
MCS Evansville Depot is located at 900 NW Riverside Dr., Evansville, IN 47734
MCS Henderson, KY Depot is located at 2351 Old Geneva Road, Henderson, KY 42420
MCS Newburgh Depot is located at 9511 State Road 662, Newburgh, IN 47630
MCS Rockport Depot is located at 411 Washington St., Rockport, IN 47635
MCS Tell City Depot is located on Lafayette Street in Tell City, IN 47586

South Perry Headstart Visit to Tower Quarry

Students from South Perry Headstart Preschool visited us last week on one of the coldest days of the Spring season so far. The rain stayed away and the kids had a great time learning about what we do at Tower Quarry and seeing some of our equipment up-close. Each student also left with a new friend, their very own Pet Rock.

IMMEP Scholarship Applications Due March 31, 2017

The Indiana Mining & Mineral Education Program (IMMEP) believes that education is an important part of being successful in a life-long career. IMMEP wants to help students interested in mining related careers achieve educational goals without financial road blocks.  Aiding in this program objective, IMMEP will be awarding up to six (6) $2,500 scholarships this spring.

The purpose of the IMMEP Scholarship Program is twofold, (1) Strengthen the Indiana aggregates industry by promoting careers in the industry and supporting education of individuals seeking a career in the aggregates industry, and (2) Establish relationships with institutions of higher learning providing education supporting careers in the aggregates industry.

IMMEP is currently accepting applications online at www.immep.org.  The application deadline is March 31, 2017.  Applications must be submitted online through the web form at www.immep.org.

 

HB 1002 Moves to Indiana Senate

We would like to thank the Indiana State House of Representatives for their bold plan to improve Indiana’s Interstates, bridges, roads and streets.  Increased state and local funding will improve the lives of every Hoosier and keep Indiana the Crossroads of America.

As House Bill 1002 moves to the Indiana Senate, we hope that its fair, user pays based approach continues to get support and the bill is able to move to the Governor for his signature.  Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. would like to extend a genuine thank you to all the Area Representatives who supported this bill and have put Indiana’s drivers and truckers at the top of their agenda.

Click on the link below to read more about Governor Holcomb’s comments during the Build Indiana Road Funding Day Event that took place in Indianapolis last Tuesday. Take a look at the video to gain a better understanding of the gas tax.

Holcomb speaks at Build Indiana Road Funding Day event

 

 

Mulzer Awarded ‘Business of the Year’ by Spencer Co. Chamber

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. was named ‘Business of the Year’ by the Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce during a special presentation at the organization’s Annual Dinner last week.  Sales representative Greg Hagedorn was on-hand to accept the award and thank the Chamber for this prestigious honor.  

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. has one yard location in Spencer County, located at 411 Washington Street in Rockport, but participates in and supports many not-for-profit organizations, boards, and schools in the Spencer County region.  We are proud to operate in Spencer County and are honored to receive this sincere accolade from the Chamber and it’s members.

2014 Neil Mulzer Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2014 Neil Mulzer Memorial Scholarship winners.  Recipients will receive a one time award of $500.  The scholarship is funded by proceeds from the rental of the Mulzer Camp in Troy, Indiana.  Recipients must be recent graduating seniors of full time Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. employees who are enrolled to attend approved post high school education.

Congratulations to the following 2014 High School Graduates, in addition to Autumn Adams, Forest Park High School graduat Anthony Lee Apple, Paoli High School and Morgan Neighbors, Heritage Hills High School.

 

Michaela Claise, South Spencer HS

Michaela Claise, South Spencer HS

Kendall Carter, Perry Central HS

Kendall Carter, Perry Central HS

 

Jodi Elsler, Corydon Central HS

Jodi Elsler, Corydon Central HS

Alexa Felker, Henderson County HS

Alexa Felker, Henderson County HS

Tyler Groves, Tell City HS

Tyler Groves, Tell City HS

Teshelia Hensley, Crawford County HS

Teshelia Hensley, Crawford County HS

Joseph James, Perry Central HS

Joseph James, Perry Central HS

Michaela Kelly, Forest Park HS

Michaela Kelly, Forest Park HS

Kristopher McKinney, Mt. Vernon HS

Kristopher McKinney, Mt. Vernon HS

Jacob Rickenbaugh, Heritage Hills HS

Jacob Rickenbaugh, Heritage Hills HS

Kylie Shephard, Tell City HS

Kylie Shephard, Tell City HS

 

Madeline Stone, Evansville Central HS

Madeline Stone, Evansville Central HS

Erica Thewes, Northeast Dubois HS

Erica Thewes, Northeast Dubois HS

 

Mulzer Recognized as Fit-Friendly Company by American Heart Association

PMulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. is proud to announce that we’ve been nationally recognized as a Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association. The Fit-Friendly Companies program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workfor…ce by helping companies make their employees’ health and wellness a priority. The Fit-Friendly Companies Program offers a unique, easy-to-implement opportunity for corporations to increase employees’ physical activity, which will help improve their health – and their employers’ bottom line.AHA logo

For more information about the Fit-Friendly Companies program and how it is helping to improve the health of Americans by focusing on an activity that is convenient, free and easy, visit www.startwalkingnow.org.

 

In honor of Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. is giving all our veteran employees a paid day off on Monday, November 11.  Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. is proud to employ United States Veterans and wish to acknowledge their time, effort and sacrifices made in defense of our great country!

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. Holds Open Houses at Three Locations

Have you ever wanted to get an up-close look at how a quarry runs?  Now is your chance!  Three Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. quarry locations are holding Open House events this October and invite employees, their families and the general public to attend.   Each Open House will feature a host of activities, including lunch, tours and an opportunity to see the large equipment used in these facilities on a daily basis.

 

Abydel Quarry Open House
3880 W. Co. Rd. 150 N., West Baden, IN 47469
Saturday, October 13
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (EST)
Quarry Tours, Pet Rocks, Equipment Viewing & Lunch!

 

Charlestown Quarry Open House
15602 Charlestown Bethlehem Rd., Charlestown, IN 47111
Saturday, October 13
10:30 am – 12:30 pm (EST)
Quarry Tours, Door Prizes, Equipment Viewing & Lunch!

  

Cape Sandy Quarry Open House
19925 South Alton Fredonia Rd., Leavenworth, IN 47137
Saturday, October 20
Beginning at 9:00 am, Eating Lunch at Noon (EST)
Quarry & Underground Tours, Equipment Viewing & Lunch!

Mulzer Donates Sand & Rock to Boy Scout Troops Day Camp

The Native Trails District of the Buffalo Trace Council, Boy Scouts of America recently requested some help from Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. in acquiring enough sand and pea gravel for a panning for gold station at the group’s 2012 Day Camp held in Evansville, Ind.  More than 360 scouts and 150 leaders attended camp during the week, participating in the panning for gold activity, one of many held during their Pioneer Days themed event.  The scouts got the opportunity to experience how much fun it can be to try your hand at panning for gold.

Mulzer Hosts Booth at Crawford County 4-H Fair – July 9-12

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. will be at the Crawford Co. 4-H Fair this week on Monday, July 9, Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12.  We’ll be giving away up to 7 ton of sand, stone or gravel FOB each night we’re there.  Stop by our table in the Exhibit Hall and sign up to win the stone and learn about Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.’s history in Southern Indiana and Crawford County.

R.O.C.K. Program Update

The first quarter of 2012 has kept our R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Community Kids) program very busy with educational activities and presentations to 328 kids, ages 3-12 and almost 40 adults.   The following schools participated in R.O.C.K. from February 1st to March 30th.

 Lincoln Ave. Head Start (CAPE), Evansville, IN

Caldwell Head Start (CAPE), Evansville, IN

The Garden School, Evansville, IN

Cynthia Heights Elementary School, Evansville, IN

St. Vincent’s Head Start (CAPE), Evansville, IN

Hebron Elementary School, Evansville, IN

Stockwell Elementary School, Evansville, IN 

The R.O.C.K. program has continued to be well received in every corner of our operating area and we look forward to teaching our area youth about the importance of rocks and minerals in our everyday lives, as well as Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.’s mission to educate them on the mining industry and have a little fun in the process!

Mulzer Visits Evansville CAPE Headstart – Caldwell

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. Rock Ambassador Natalie Maasberg recently visited the CAPE (Community Action Program of Evansville) Headstart class room at the Caldwell Complex near Downtown Evansville in early February.  The students, ages 3-5, talked with Natalie about rocks, what we use them for and how they make our everyday lives better.  The students also made pet rocks and enjoyed weighing them, naming them, decorating them and their houses, as well as singing along to the Rockman song: ‘R-O-C-K” set to the music of the classic “Y-M-C-A” tune. 

 

Pet Rock Fun on Halloween!

Students at Westside Catholic in Evansville made pet rocks during their Halloween party last week.  The students enjoyed dressing up in their halloween costumes and learned a little bit about rocks in the process! 

This Mummy really enjoyed pet rocks!

 

 

All the ghouls and goblins were hard at work making pet rocks!

 

 

Nancy Hanks Elementary School 3rd Classes Visit Cape Sandy

Two third grade classes from Nancy Hanks Elementary School in Spencer County, Indiana, visited Cape Sandy Quarry last week in conjunction with two months of studying rocks and minerals in their classrooms.  The students were given a tour of Cape Sandy Quarry, a chance to sit in the cab of one of the quarry dump trucks and made pet rocks. 

Delighted visitors from Nancy Hanks Elementary School.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Students pose for a class photo.

Students pose at the quarry for a class photo.

 

 
 

Grandview, Indiana: 2011 Flood

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. employee Kevin Fulkerson captured this photo of the Grandview shelter near the boat ramp in the town on Wednesday, April 27th.  Grandview has been experiencing some of the worst flooding they have seen in years. 

Career Day Series in Harrison County

A.J. Renn and Natalie Maasberg recently visited three Harrison County schools to talk to students about careers at Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. and what we do.  Students at Corydon Intermediate, New Middleton Elementary and Heth Washington Elementary Schools were treated to a short presentation, videos showing how our quarries operate and first hand explanations from A.J., who supervises the New Amsterdam Quarry, on what a typical day working at the quarry is like. 

Career Day at Corydon Intermediate

Career Day at New Middletown Elementary

Career Day at Heth Washington

R.O.C.K. Visits Fulton Ave. Head Start in Evansville

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. recently took Pet Rocks to the Fulton Avenue Head Start group to talk Rocks, Rocks and more Rocks.  The youngsters, ages 3-5, listened to a presentation on rocks, what we use them for and why they are important and then created their very own Pet Rocks! 

Preschoolers are hard at work creating their Pet Rocks.

Mulzer Quarries Host Several Field Trips Last Fall

     Cape Sandy, Tower and Temple Quarries were very busy this fall hosting tours for a variety of School and Head Start Groups. North Crawford County Head Start, a group consisting of 34 children and 38 staff and parents, visited Temple Quarry back in October for look at our operations, Sand Art and Lunch. The children, ages 3-5, commented that Mulzer Crushed Stone had the best field trip they had ever been on! That says it all!

Students and Parents from N Crawford Head Start Pose in one of our Loader Buckets

     South Perry Head Start visited Cape Sandy shortly after with a smaller group, however the children and their parents were very impressed with the huge equipment they were allowed to climb. The children, staff and parents were treated to lunch and Pet Rocks at the Fredonia Community Center as part of their annual visit.

     Delaware Elementary School 1st grade classes, located in Evansville, made a very special trip to Cape Sandy in early October. A large portion of these students had never traveled outside of Evansville, let alone visited a working Limestone Quarry! The students were amazed from start to finish and were thrilled to get to climb a huge pile of rocks and sit in the driver’s seat of one of our Quarry dump trucks.

     Castle North Middle School 7th grade classes visited Tower Quarry at the end of October. This large group of 122 seventh graders was split into 4 groups and visited stations during their visit. Steve Speedy spoke to the students about the Quarry Operations. Brian Peters was on hand to speak about Safety and Environmental Issues. Bob Lingerfelt spoke to the students about Geology related topics and Natalie Maasberg and Brad Brown spoke to the students about our equipment and the company history.

MCS Sponsors Leavenworth Elementary Camping Trip

     Every year, students at Leavenworth Elementary School make an overnight camping trip to O’Bannon State Woods located on the Harrison & Crawford County borders near Leavenworth.  The students spend the day hiking and participating in outdoor activities and spend the night in the group camping area.  Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. sponsored the trip this year by providing water bottles to the campers to help make their hikes a little more refreshing! 

LES students pose with their water bottles at O'Bannon Woods