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Rep. Napolitano Visits Mudslide-Affected Area, Vulcan Materials in Azusa

March 18, 2014
Press Release

(Azusa, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) visited Rancho Vasquez, an organic avocado orchard in Azusa, to survey the area affected by the recent mudslide caused by flooding as a result of the Colby Fire disaster in January. She received an update from ranch vice-president, Vincent Vasquez, who led Napolitano and her staff on a tour of the grounds.

“We are thankful that the destruction by the Colby Fire was not greater, but the resulting mudslides in burnt areas of the Foothills will be a serious concern for a while,” Napolitano said. “It is encouraging to see farms like Rancho Vasquez begin to recover after suffering damages, and we must continue to ensure support for residences and businesses in the event of future disasters.”

Napolitano later visited the Azusa location of Vulcan Materials Company, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates.

“Local materials are critical for our manufacturing sector,” Napolitano said. “The San Gabriel Valley benefits greatly from suppliers like Vulcan, which strengthens our local infrastructure and creates jobs in our region.”

Project Manager, Mike Redford, and Permitting Manager, Jeff Cameron, showed Napolitano and her staff the site. Vulcan specializes in primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel and is a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. It supplied all of the aggregates used for the recent construction of the I-10 Carpool Lanes as well as the backfill for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2A, which will connect Pasadena to Azusa.


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