Monroe County Intermediate School District students learned about stone quarries last week thanks to a live question and answer session with Stoneco of Michigan officials.
The Q & A session, coordinated through the Monroe county intermediate school district, was a virtual follow up of a video tour Stoneco created last summer explaining the various processes at a Stoneco quarry. The seven-part video was created at the request of the ISD for students who are physically unable to attend a quarry tour, which Stoneco hold annually for elementary students in Ottawa Lake.
“After reviewing the virtual field trip, Monroe County ISD students and faculty requested a live question and answer session with the Stoneco mine engineer and operations superintendent who starred in the virtual field trip,” Stoneco officials said. “The student showed interest in our industry by asking many great questions.”
The videos of Cory operations can be viewed at the following link: http://video.monroeisd.us/?p=369
Stoneco of Michigan is a subsidiary of Oldcastle Materials. Stoneco operates four limestone quarries, eleven sand and gravel operations, and three rail terminals in Michigan's southern Lower Peninsula.
Source: ISD students studied stone quarries at virtual Q&A, Monroe Community News, March 30, 2017