Fort Calhoun hosts major visits and tours

The site has welcomed various groups to learn about the industry and Martin Marietta.

It has been a busy season for Fort Calhoun Mine. Located just outside Omaha, Nebraska, the site has welcomed various groups to learn about the industry and Martin Marietta. 

During one visit, the Fort Calhoun Fire Department and Martin Marietta’s Nebraska Mine Rescue team met at the site to discuss and review best safety practices. The meeting consisted of a one-hour lecture with detailed descriptions of the equipment and procedures needed to ensure safety in an underground mine. The group reviewed Fort Calhoun's emergency action plan, available AEDs and firefighting capabilities. The group then reviewed previous incidents and important lessons learned. 

“This was a successful meeting, and the department has agreed to do a cooperative training with us next year,” said Corey Clark, a senior district safety representative. About 25 members of the Fort Calhoun Fire Department were present for the meeting. 

Another visit occurred in November when The Associated General Contractors of America's Future Leadership Council toured the mine. More than 30 attendees learned about the site's daily operations and procedures. Tyson Vogt, a Nebraska aglime sales representative, coordinated the event, which finished with food and fellowship at Topgolf sponsored by Martin Marietta. 

Lastly, the site hosted a construction industry day in the fall for area high school students interested in the mining and construction industry. 

“We talked with students and faculty about opportunities right after high school and college. We are even working with a few students in their senior years who are considering part-time jobs after graduation,” said Keegan Nelson, assistant plant manager. “We are working to get these students interested in full-time careers with us in the spring.”

Fort Calhoun Mine hosted several groups for tours and discussions.