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The Shelly Company Ready Mix Employees Win Awards for Safety and Leadership

The Shelly Company hosted its 3rd Annual Outstanding Achievements Banquet for its ready mix employees at the Dutch Valley restaurant on Feb.3. Congratulations to the 20 ready mix facilities for zero incidents, and the 17 employees for achieving personal excellence all of which representing All Ohio Ready Mix, Medina Supply and Smith Concrete. “We started… Read More

Shelly Safety Director Receives ESGR Award

Our Nation has relied heavily on Guard and Reserve Service members since entering continuous operations more than 14 years ago. Employer support enhances retention rates in the Armed Forces and, in the end, strengthens our national security. To recognize employers who support their Guard and Reserve employees, ESGR grants a series of Department of Defense… Read More

The Shelly Company Recognized with Platinum and Gold Awards for Outstanding Safety Programs

The Shelly Company was recently awarded the Inaugural 2015 Excellence in Safety Award for its safety programs and exemplary safety record by The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA). This award, presented by MSHA Northeast District Assistant District Manager Kevin Abel, Ohio Supervisory Inspector Carl Graham and OAIMA President Todd Young (Mar-Zane Materials) recognizes… Read More


Sometimes people immediately turn defensive when someone mentions that our goal is ZERO incidents. Words like impossible, never, and can’t come to mind. Nobody Gets Hurt has been a phrase that we’ve used to help convey the ZERO incidents goal for a few years now.   The Shelly Company introduced a new safety program in… Read More

Community Fall Festival Sept 25, 2016

Community Fall Festival – Sept 25, 2016 The Shelly Company COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL is Sunday, September 25 located at 1985 Gene Cox Memorial Drive, Dresden, Ohio. All are welcome to attend this FREE family-fun day at The Shelly Company Dresden Wildlife Habitat Site. Event goers can expect to see the employee bass tournament results, 5K Walk/Run and… Read More

College students gain real-life knowledge through summer intern program

The Shelly Company, an Oldcastle company, 2016 intern program started in June and ran through mid-August. It is designed for college students majoring in fields of study related to the construction building materials industry. Shelly management and team members provided them with real-life insights into the types of opportunities available across the diverse facets of… Read More

Japanese exchange students tour the Stoneco Celina quarry during their visit to Mercer County

On July 28, approximately 20 Japanese delegates including students, chaperones and interpreters from Minamiawaji, Japan toured the Stoneco Celina quarry. Quarry representatives and management team members including third-party Wampum Hardware were well-prepared with informative presentations, activities, lunch and souvenirs. “We were delighted to be a part of this memorable experience,” said Lyle Snyder, vice president… Read More

Local Boy Scouts Earn Mining in Society Merit Badges

On May 14 Oldcastle Materials’ North Division hosted an educational event for 61 Boy Scouts and over 30 adult leaders at the Stoneco of Michigan, Ottawa Lake Quarry. For the second year in a row Stoneco of Michigan and The Shelly Company teamed up for an event that allows Boy Scouts to earn their Mining… Read More

Smith Concrete Hosts “Rolling for Autism” Dice Run – June 12,2016

Smith Concrete, a division of The Shelly Company, is hosting a “Rolling for Autism” Dice Run on Sunday, June 12, 2016 to benefit Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks, founded in 2005, is an organization that is dedicated to funding global medical research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure for autism. One in 68 children are… Read More

Fun way to get your hands dirty this Earth Day

Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, which means there will be plenty of festivities happening around Ohio to celebrate all things green. We want to provide you the opportunity to have a big impact with a small gesture, like volunteering at our Wildlife Habitat Site’s clean-up day. We need your help cleaning, greening and beautifying our… Read More

The Shelly Company Receives 2015 Oldcastle Community Outreach Award

On February 9, 2016, it was announced that The Shelly Company was awarded with the 2015 Oldcastle Outstanding Community Outreach Company Award. Shelly’s significant contributions and positive differences in its local communities include its themed truck program, food drives, employee-driven community action committees, wildlife habitat sites, classroom presentations, quarry tours, legislative tours and much more…. Read More

Shelly Ready Mix Division recognizes employee excellence in safety, integrity and quality

The Shelly Company Ready Mix Division in Dover, Ohio held their second annual outstanding achievements banquet at the Dutch Valley Restaurant, on Friday, Jan. 15. Employees and management team members enjoyed a sit-down family-style lunch event followed by an awards ceremony. Oldcastle Materials Central Division President, John Powers; Shelly Ready Mix Vice President and General… Read More

Try the Shelly App & Win

The Shelly Company has added to its mobile versatility by introducing its first app. The free app will provide as a convenient tool online or offline for calculating aggregates, asphalt and ready mix concrete quantities. It also provides a locations feature that links users to the Shelly website. The app is handy for all projects… Read More

Nominate a Shelly employee today!

It’s that time again for the fourth annual Outstanding Community Ambassador awards program open to all Shelly employees. These awards honor employees who have set an example for all of us with service and commitment to their communities. Most often their efforts are done out of sight and without any expectation of recognition. They get involved because… Read More

Welcome Josh Clark

The Shelly Company is excited to welcome Josh to our team. Josh joined The Shelly Company on August 31 as Shelly’s Northeast and Northwest Divisions Human Resources Manager. He brings over 13 years of human resources experience in the trucking and manufacturing industries. Prior to working in the private industry, Josh was a member of the… Read More

Community Fall Festival – Sept 27, 2015

The Shelly Company COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL is Sunday, September 27 located at 1985 Gene Cox Memorial Drive, Dresden, Ohio. All are welcome to attend this FREE family-fun day at The Shelly Company Dresden Wildlife Habitat Site. Event goers can expect to see the employee bass tournament results, 5K Walk/Run and the Community Fall Festival festivities. 5K Run/Walk… Read More

The Shelly Company Earns 2015 OMG Eagle Award

On August 18, The Shelly Company was honored with the 2015 Oldcastle Materials Eagle Award for working one million consecutive hours without a lost time incident! This is the third year in a row that Shelly has earned the Eagle Award at the one million hour milestone. “We demand the highest workplace safety standards across all facilities –… Read More

Shelly Materials Donates a Rock in Honor of “B-Rock”

A young man named Brock “B-rock” Johnson was just 14 years old when a very rare auto immune disorder took his life. The young Canal Winchester, Ohio native endured over 25 surgeries throughout his short, amazing life. During his 14 years, he touched countless people, both locally and nationally. Since Brock’s passing a few months ago,… Read More

7th Annual Teachers Workshop

The Shelly Company welcomed 21 teachers representing various schools throughout Ohio to visit its Columbus Limestone quarry as a part of the 7th Annual Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) two-week program, Project STONE (Science Teaching Ohio’s New Economy). Through this program, teachers learn about the science aspect of the industry, and take their… Read More

Northeast Ohio to receive volunteer help from The Shelly Company

The Shelly Company in Northeast Ohio has committed to servicing a series of “Done-In-A-Day” volunteer projects before the end of the year. With the help of Business and Volunteers United (BVU), The Shelly Company has teamed up with local nonprofit groups to help make a difference and pursue a greater involvement in addressing community concerns…. Read More

Fourth graders learn firsthand about The Shelly Company

Zanesville, Oh – On Friday, January 23, 2015 The Shelly Company’s public relations manager, Jamie Sturgeon, visited Maysville Elementary in Zanesville, Ohio to talk about construction careers and learn about making roads while having some fun in the process. “It is important to take every opportunity available and educate on the many career opportunities within the construction building- materials industry,”… Read More

Welcome Steve Draper

The Shelly Company is pleased to welcome Steve Draper to our team! He will be our new Corporate Safety Director and has over 12 years of experience in implementing and executing safety best practices. We are making this transition to Steve as he has earned credible validations such as named Oldcastle’s Safety Director of the Year in… Read More

Shelly Safety Countdown

It’s the most wonderful time! Today, The Shelly Company kicks off its 31 days of safety awareness, a series that will have you winterizing, thinking ahead and preparing for the unexpected as you count down to the New Year. Shelly’s safety directors collectively created 31 safety related ideas, tips and images pertaining to the season…. Read More

Shelly provides land for hostage training

It looked like a scene out of a Special Forces movie. Camouflaged police officers with weapons in arm stood in the shadows scoping out the land.  As they were given the signal, they raided an abandoned house and two barns in hopes to seize and capture the two suspects reportedly hiding on the property. No… Read More

Asphalt Plant Meter Wins Innovation Award

Flow Control magazine recently announced its 2014 Innovation Awards winners for their technological contributions to industrial fluid handling systems, resulting in increased process efficiency, cost savings, energy savings and more.  Fox Thermal Instruments was included within the award list for its Model FT2A thermal mass flow meter currently installed at The Shelly Company’s Gallipolis asphalt… Read More

Community Ambassador Awards Now Open

Do you know a Shelly employee who volunteers at every community event – or, spends more time helping others than they do themselves? We want to recognize these outstanding individuals who go the extra mile for his or her communities. For the third consecutive year, the Oldcastle Outstanding Community Ambassador and Outstanding Community Outreach Awards… Read More

Ohio Chamber of Commerce Visits Shelly’s Gallipolis Sites

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, The Shelly Company’s liquid terminal and asphalt plant in Gallipolis, Ohio, took part in the Ohio Chamber’s Road to Prosperity summer road tour by hosting Chamber representatives and Sen. Bob Peterson, to discuss key issues facing the construction and building materials industry. “I appreciated visiting and learning more about The Shelly… Read More

The Shelly Company’s Dresden Wildlife Habitat Site Community Fall Festival – All Invited

(Dresden) – On, Sunday, September 28, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., The Shelly Company’s Dresden Wildlife Habitat Site will be hosting its Annual Community Fall Festival featuring fun, educational outdoor activities for all ages. New activities for this year include a scavenger hunt, birdhouse workshop and boat rides. Return visitors can still expect to… Read More

Keep your cool with hot weather concreting

One of the greatest advantages to pouring concrete is you can do it all year long. However, as the seasons change so does the necessary steps to ensure quality results.  Summer is no exception, and as the heat indexes rise, follow the below guidelines to decrease your chances of hot weather issues for a successful finish. Coordination between the designer,… Read More

The Shelly Company’s Stoneco Maumee Quarry Open House – All Invited

(Maumee) – On, Saturday, June 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Shelly Company’s Stoneco Maumee Quarry will be hosting an Open House providing visitors a unique opportunity to take a bus tour of the limestone operation and learn more about the process and importance of aggregates. “We invite community members to stop by… Read More

Shelly attends OAIMA’s 16th annual legislative reception

The 16th Annual Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) Legislative Reception at the Ohio Statehouse was a well-attended and very successful event.  OAIMA members, including Shelly Company representatives, spoke with their Ohio lawmakers regarding their concerns about HB277 (Rep. Stautberg) that would make changes to the Type 2, Expedited Annexation process.  The bill, as passed… Read More

Shelly’s annual dress event helps make prom a reality

High school proms create lasting memories for young people, but they also can create a financial burden. The Shelly Co.’s Northwest Division takes away some of that “sticker shock” through its annual Don’t Stress Over the Dress event, which provides donated special-occasion dresses to girls planning to attend school proms. The sixth annual event, held… Read More

The Shelly Company wins several quality asphalt awards at NAPA’s annual meeting

The Shelly Company walked away with close to 40 awards recognizing highest-quality asphalt pavement and asphalt facilities at NAPA’s annual meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., on Feb. 5. “It was a very proud moment for The Shelly Company and Oldcastle Materials.  Quality is one of Shelly’s three core values and critical to our long-term success,… Read More

The Shelly Co wins two NSSGA gold awards for community relations

The Shelly Co. has won two gold awards for community relations excellence through the National Stone, Sand and Gravel (NSSGA) awards program.  The awards program recognizes aggregates operations throughout the United States and Canada for their extraordinary commitment to safety, for their superior performance as environmental stewards and for their community involvement and support activities… Read More

What’s in ready mix concrete?

You may not be an expert on all things concrete. That’s okay, because you don’t have to be. Let Shelly Co. be the expert, and you can trust us to know all there is about ready mix concrete. Ready mix concrete is specially manufactured to be delivered to the construction site in a state that’s… Read More

How is Ready Mixed Concrete Delivered?

Ready mix concrete usually goes from the mixing site to its final resting place in a mixer truck. This method of delivering concrete has been around since the 1920s, and the effectiveness of this method has contributed to its longevity. The mixer truck has a rotating mixer drum set at an angle. Inside the shell… Read More

Sand and Gravel in Concrete

Concrete’s effectiveness depends on its ingredients and consistency. You don’t want a mixture that shrinks or becomes brittle; nor do you want it to be runny. There will be four basic materials you need in your mix: Portland cement, sand, aggregate and water. Adding water will form a paste that will bind the materials together… Read More

How is concrete made from limestone?

Limestone is common a rock that makes up about ten percent of all sedimentary rocks. Limestone is made up of calcite aragonite. A lot of limestone comes from skeletal fragments of marine organisms. Throughout history, many people have recognized limestone’s potential and used it for a building material. The great pyramids of Egypt, among many… Read More

Basic Principles for Installing Asphalt

Asphalt is a low maintenance, resilient and durable surface material that can last for many years if the proper steps are taken throughout the construction process. If you don’t have experience in asphalt, it is highly recommended that you find a reputable asphalt contractor to help you through the process. You can research local contractors… Read More

Glossary of Aggregate Terms

Aggregate: Aggregates are granular materials formed from a natural rock substance. It can be further defined in one of several ways: Source—primary, secondary, recycled Geology—limestone, granite, etc. Grading—coarse, fine Primary aggregate: These are extracted directly from the ground. They can be sand, gravel, or hard rock. Sand and gravel can come from any kind of… Read More

How to Mix Ready Mix Concrete?

Ready mix concrete is  the first choice for projects requiring concrete. The term “ready mix” is used to describe a process where concrete is pre-made at a plant and delivered in batches to job sites. Each batch of ready mix concrete is specially created per the requirements of the contractor. The ready mix concrete is… Read More

What is sand and gravel used for?

You probably don’t have a great deal of attention that you can devote to learning about sand and gravel. However, a quick study of sand and gravel can reveal a lot about the subject. Sand and gravel deposits come from river channels, river flood plains, and glacial deposits. All fifty states in the United States… Read More

5 Mistakes College Grads Make In Interviews

We’re always excited to hire new people and bring fresh ideas and practices into the company. Do you have what it takes to work for us? The job interview is one of several early opportunities you’ll have to distinguish yourself. Don’t make these mistakes: Mistake #1: Send the wrong nonverbal cues. Nonverbal cues include all… Read More

What is the Difference Between Cement and Concrete?

When you pour a mixture to make a new sidewalk or driveway for your house, are you using cement or concrete? What’s the difference between the two? Although the terms cement and concrete often are used interchangeably, they’re not the same thing. Concrete actually includes cement and other things, like aggregates and paste. The aggregates… Read More

State Rep. Pelanda Visits Shelly Co. Stone Quarry

Ohio state Rep. Dorothy Pelanda and Pat Jacomet, executive director of Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Assoc., visited with The Shelly Co. management team at the York Center limestone quarry on Dec. 2. As a community member and farmer, Pelanda paid close attention to what she was learning about the everyday impact of Shelly’s stone products…. Read More

The Shelly Co Wins National Awards for Wildlife Habitat Sites

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) honored The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials company, at its 25th annual symposium, “Celebrating Corporate Conservation,” in Baltimore, Md., November 13-14. The Shelly Co.’s Dresden Wildlife Habitat Site was named the Corporate Lands for Learning of the Year for outstanding environmental education, stewardship and voluntary employee efforts. Another Shelly Co…. Read More

Shelly Co. raises $15,000 for American Cancer Society

About 100 Shelly Co. employees, family members and friends participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 27 — and raised $15,000 for the cause. The Shelly team’s total — which employees raised through donations from friends and family members, office potlucks, pink ribbon hard-hat stickers… Read More

Medina Supply Shares Message of Suicide Prevention

CLEVELAND – Medina Supply, a division of The Shelly Company, and the Suicide Prevention Education Alliance (SPEA) are debuting a themed mixer truck that aims to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The themed truck will be unveiled at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, during the 10th annual Suicide Prevention Education Alliance (SPEA) Into the… Read More

Employees and community enhance wildlife habitat site

OSTRANDER, Ohio—Oldcastle Materials and its local company The Shelly Co. on July 30 hosted about 100 volunteers, who worked on nine projects to enhance the environment and support biodiversity at the Ostrander Wildlife Habitat Site in Ohio. The half-day project was a service component of the annual meeting of Oldcastle’s Strategic Sourcing team. The team,… Read More

The Shelly Co’s Montpelier North Wildlife Site Open House

Please join us on Sat., June 22 at The Shelly Co’s Montpelier North Wildlife Site Annual Open House!  Gates open at 8am and free lunch will be served from 11:30am – 1:00pm.  Bring your family, friends and fishing poles for a fun day in the sun and enjoy some great fishing and hiking.  For more information please contact… Read More