Our greatest asset is our people. It has always been our goal to be the best aggregates and asphalt producer in the Mid-South. That would be impossible without a great team of people. We believe the path to true success begins with hiring qualified men and women who will thrive in our culture. We have cultivated an environment that allows us to attract and maintain loyal team members, some who have been with our family of companies for 30 years or longer. In our “3-for-30” series, we gain better insight into those who have contributed so greatly to our success.
This week, we hear from Henry Gross, Plant 5 Foreman who is lovingly known as “Scooter” by his team.
Henry “Scooter” Gross
What is your title?
Foreman, Plant 5
How long have you been with the company?
What are your day-to-day responsibilities?
Scooter started by joking, “Being responsible, I guess.” On a more serious note, he went on to add, “I help maintain production and ensure that everyone is working safe.”
What is your favorite part about working with our family of companies?
Having also served as Foreman for Plant 2 and Plant 6, Scooter has had the chance to work with a vast number of teammates over the years. He shared, “It’s all enjoyable and can sometimes get pretty hectic. It’s got good times… It’s the folks you work with mainly. I’ve got a good crew here.”
Which of our core values has inspired you the most?
“Relationships… That’s what you build on. If you build good relationships, you’ll have rapport with anyone.”
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
“My dad once told me, ‘If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.’” Scooter went on to share two pieces of advice for the next generation of up-and-coming construction pros: 1) Work hard and 2) Try to learn as much as you can.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
“Hunting, fishing, and relaxing.” Scooter also shared his excitement as a soon-to-be grandfather.