Neil Mulzer Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

As college students around the country are beginning their 2020/2021 academic year, we are pleased to announce the following 2020 high school graduates as recipients of the Neil Mulzer Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarships provide a one-time $500 grant to children of full-time employees who attend approved post-secondary education.

  • Emily Gibson – daughter of James (Newburgh) and Tracey Gibson.  Emily is a graduate of North High School and plans to attend Bellarmine University to study elementary education.
  • Bennett Kain – son of Kevin (Evansville) and Kelly Kain.  Bennett is a graduate of Memorial High School and plans to attend the University of Louisville to study marketing.
  • Katie Medlock – daughter of Kevin (Charlestown) and Julie Medlock.  Katie is a graduate of Henryville Jr. Sr. High School and plans to attend Indiana University Southeast to study pediatric nursing.
  • Blake Polk – son of Mike (Tell City Shop) and Natalie Polk.  Blake is a graduate of Perry Central High School and plans to attend Vincennes University to study surveying.
  • Hailey Stricker – daughter of Jason (Charlestown) and Sarah Stricker.  Hailey is a graduate of Charlestown High School and plans to attend Indiana University Southeast to study biology.

Congratulations to all of the recipients and their families, and we wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.

Mulzer Family of Companies Gives Back

The holidays are a time to celebrate faith, family and friends, and as 2019 comes to a close, we reflect with gratitude on all of the good fortune the year brought our way. One of the activities from 2019 we are most proud of came from our most treasured resource, our employees. Several throughout our company stepped up to lead the charge to help support local charities conducting special programs or drives during the holiday season.  We, in turn, supported those employees and organizations by carrying out a company-wide Holiday Give Back in November and December.

Mulzer Family of Companies chose 5 organizations, scattered throughout our operating region, who faithfully serve the communities we live and work in.  The organizations chosen and sponsored by our employees in 2019 were:

  • Ann’s Angels of Hope – Serving Harrison & Crawford County, Indiana
    • Employees donated winter clothing and specific food items that were placed in backpacks for the students to take home for use over the break.  We donated enough food to fill 100 backpacks!
  • United Caring Services – Serving Vanderburgh County, Indiana
    • Employees donated a car full of urgent need items requested by UCS to help during their busiest time of the year.
  • Community Action Center – Serving Spencer County, Indiana
    • Employees donated boxes and boxes of food and clothing donations to support the CAC and their mission.
  • N. Perry Head Start Students – Serving Perry County, Indiana
    • Employees helped Santa by donating Christmas gifts for all of the students in the program.
  • Crawford County Head Start & Family Services – Serving Crawford County, Indiana
    • Employees donated meal bags for 74 families in Crawford County to celebrate Christmas dinner over the holidays.

“We are proud to support these important organizations in our operating region who serve some of our most needy community members, and at the same time, support employees who champion these organizations in their free-time,” commented Ken Mulzer, Jr., President.  “It is truly amazing to see what we can accomplish when we work together, especially during the holiday season.”

 

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 Crushed Stone, Inc. Hits Million Hour Safety Mark

Mulzer Crushed Stone announced today that employees have completed 1.4 Million work hours without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death.  “This momentous milestone is being celebrated company-wide and is a testament to the safety driven goals put in place by our management and executed by our entire team, making Mulzer Crushed Stone Safety a way of life,” commented President Ken Mulzer, Jr.

Creating a culture of safety with milestone results in a construction materials business is not always an easy road to navigate, but Mulzer Crushed Stone has a team of Safety Professionals who are known around the workplace for creating fun, innovative programs and techniques to train and educate employees on all things safety.  For example, our Team has found that a little competition can go a long way in classroom training over topics that can often be somewhat lackluster.  Who doesn’t love a good video game or quiz contest against your co-workers?

Other unique aspects to the Safety Program include designated equipment specific training employees who instruct, monitor and test new employees to verify that they are ready to work independently.

“If you think about it, quarry, asphalt and concrete operations can be highly dangerous work for a multitude of reasons, but our employees take the topic serious and make safety priority #1,” Mulzer, Jr. added.  “They don’t get complacent. We have 1.4 Million hours of zero lost time to prove it and we congratulate each and every one of them on this significant achievement.”

To further illustrate the 100% safety culture mindset, employees have been encouraged to share their safe practices in action via social media with the #MulzerSafetyMillion.

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.