Did you know? Delta Sand & Gravel has partnered with Wildish, Eugene Sand & Gravel and Lane Worksource to help local community members find work and gain the skills they need to build successful, rewarding careers in the Lane County construction industry. The coalition is called Eugene Aggregate Drivers.
This year, we graduated five successful applicants from the Driver Training Program into employment at Delta: Sabrina Davidson, John Heffelfinger, Tyler Clark, Brandt Enright and Craig Park. Congratulations again to our graduates and thank you to Mike Perino and Richard Cissney, two of our veteran drivers who trained them, for helping our team grow.
Do you love the open road? Do you want to help build a strong and vibrant community? Do you want to work in a growing industry and a rewarding field? You could make an excellent truck driver in the aggregate materials industry.
We provide training for careers you can build on
To apply for the Eugene Aggregate Drivers program, you begin by selecting a company that you are interested in joining: Wildish, Eugene Sand & Gravel or Delta Sand & Gravel. Complete your application and be sure to indicate that you are interested in the Driver Training Program. Each company will screen candidates for the program based on company standards.
Upon offer of employment, candidates eligible to participate in the program must meet the minimum requirements of pre-employment screening including Drug Screen, Physical Capacities Exam and possession of a current Oregon CDL Class A Commercial Learner Permit (CLP).
Qualified applicants will receive employment and a free training for their Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Apply for your position in the Eugene Aggregate Drivers program today!
Setting a good example on and off the road
There was a time in the United States when truck drivers were considered the safest drivers on the road. With increasingly congested highways and shorter and shorter delivery timelines, Delta Sand & Gravel prides ourselves in the ability to provide the quickest delivery times in our industry, prioritizing safety and courtesy on the road and at each delivery site. As a participant in the driver training program, you will learn not only the skills you need to successfully take your load from point A to point B but how to maneuver safely on the road and at each drop location.
Delta Sand & Gravel and Delta Construction are both extremely proud of the community we have helped to build since 1927. Our mission has always been to create rock solid foundations for the structures we live in, for the roads we travel and for the lives of the people who use each one of them. That’s why we volunteer and donate to events and organizations that make positive impacts in Lane County.
On March 30, we were excited to sponsor a table at the Eugene/Springfield/Junction City Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet where eight of our managers celebrated building a strong biological foundation in Oregon.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with organizations such as DU on collaborative wetlands protection efforts. View more of the great work they do by visiting the Ducks Unlimited website.
Learning and Career Day for Lane County high school students
The future of the local construction and aggregate industries depends on the education of our youth about the value of special trades. Delta offers internship opportunities in the construction management or engineering fields for college juniors and seniors. We are also excited to host more events like the Learning and Career Day we held on April 5 in partnership with Knife River, Wildish, Eugene Sand & Gravel and Elevate Lane County.
During this event, 60 juniors and seniors from Lane County high schools toured the Delta Sand & Gravel aggregate plant and Knife River concrete production facilities. Our experienced staff educated students in aggregate material production and construction, and introduced them to the job opportunities in our growing industry. The event was featured in KVAL’s Skilled to Work series, promoting the value of working in trades.
Annual Party for the Relief Nursery
The Relief Nursery helps to protect children in our community from abuse and neglect by strengthening families with the support services they need. We are passionate about helping such an important part of our community thrive, and one of the ways we show our commitment is to sponsor and donate to the Relief Nursery’s Annual Event.
For more than seven years, Delta has sponsored or donated to the Relief Nursery’s annual party. This year Delta sponsored the band, Precious Byrd, for the event’s after party. At our table were seated community members who were excited about providing direct donations or purchasing auction items to support the Relief Nursery.
Learn more about how you can support families and children in Lane County by visiting the Relief Nursery’s website.
Family Concert: Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead!
As a family-friendly concert, the afternoon featured two showings of a musical performance based on Daniel Handler’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Prior to the concert, attendees were invited to participate in free educational activities including an Instrument Petting Zoo, an art-themed Hult Center scavenger hunt and a prop-filled photo booth. The show then featured a hilarious inspector, a missing composer and a whole lot of musical fun.
Thank you to our Community Activities Committee
We are excited about the work we are doing in wetlands protection and within the Eugene-Springfield community, and we want to do more of that good work in the future. A huge part of that effort will be done by our 2018 Community Activities Committee. A huge thank you to our committee members: Brent Mobley (Construction Manager), Mike Harrison (Estimator), and Bill Rhoads (Concrete Superintendent), who helped to organize these sponsorships and other volunteer projects, and who will help us to stay involved in 2018. We’re looking forward to the events to come!
Do you have questions about Delta’s community involvement?
If you want to connect with Delta about sponsoring an event or partnering on a volunteer project, contact us. We’ll be happy to hear from you and to see if we can help support your great work.
We’ve had requests for photos from our 2017 holiday party, and we have a lot to share, so we figured we’d post them here for everyone to enjoy.
Holiday Party refresher:
Delta hosted our annual holiday party at the newly remodeled Downtown Hilton Hotel in Eugene, Oregon. The night was full of gift-giving and spirited with gratitude for the service of our employees, past and present.
Fun holiday gifts, Delta swag and prizes!
Each employee and guest was greeted at the door with a gift card from either Fred Meyer or Cabela’s and a hat and coffee mug at their seat to take home. We then enjoyed a classic holiday buffet with grass-fed prime rib.
The party theme was “Casino,” which meant employees and guests could take a turn in the inflatable money booth to catch some cash, or try their hand at table games. These games won participants raffle tickets, which were then entered into a drawing for prizes.
Here are the lucky 2017 raffle winners:
Jenna Berger – $1000 gift card to Best Buy
Andy Bruhn – $500 gift card to Cabela’s
Dennis Boyd – $500 gift Card to Fred Meyer
Richard Cissney -$500 gift card to the Sunriver Resort
Kelly Wilder – $400 gift Card to Adobe Inn in Yachats
Bud Fritz – $100 value Kerig coffee maker
Thank you to our current and retired employees
After dinner, our General Manager, Stan Picket, spoke about Delta’s accomplishments in 2017 and our owner, Paula Babb, thanked 20 retired employees for their service to our organization. It is one of our long-standing traditions that we invite our retirees and their families to the party, and it was great to be able to express our gratitude for their work with such a fun evening.