Passing Down The Vulcan Way
Growing up, a lot of little boys like to follow in their father’s footsteps. For the Wilsons and Reynolds that is exactly what happened.
Patriarch Dean Wilson has not one, but two sons who work at Vulcan. While his oldest son Michael works at Grandin Sand Plant in Florida, Dean gets to work every day alongside his other son Ethan. Even better – both Ethan and Dean are plant operators at Keuka Sand. Truly like a family business, Ethan is currently training his dad on the washer. And when the opportunity comes to get work done at Grandin, both Dean and Ethan jump at the chance to learn from Michael.
“We have a lot of fun and believe it or not there’s never any arguments,” Dean said. “We just try to always do what’s best for family, and working here together has just allowed us to really bond more.”
Jim Reynolds recruited his son Brian Reynolds (right) to come work at Vulcan.
The same can be said for father/son duo Jim and Brian Reynolds at Ft. Myers Quarry. Area Operations Manager, Jim Reynolds called his son one day and encouraged him to apply at Vulcan. Soon enough his son Brian was joining the Vulcan team. “You can raise a family working here and you can retire from here. It’s the whole package,” said Brian.
Brian got to witness that first-hand watching his father build a career at Vulcan. “When I was a kid from about the time I can remember he’s taken me to pits and I just looked out the windows so I’ve been around it.” To Brian, this helped make the decision to work at Vulcan an easy one. “Some families, their father’s a carpenter, some families their father works on cars. Some families at Thanksgiving you talk about crushing rock and that’s just where I was at,” he said.
His father Jim couldn’t be prouder his son has joined him at Vulcan. “It’s a source of pride for our family and it’s just a good business to be in,” he said.