Stephen Grundon and his father purchase their first internal combustion vehicle – a Pierce Arrow
Grundon help with the construction of Battersea Power Station in London, hauling earth from the footing to the River Thames and providing aggregates for the construction.
Grundon purchases rope excavators to help with the supply their own aggregate, albeit the material is dug from sites owned by other land owners.
Several of the company’s trucks and some earth moving equipment is requisitioned by the War Ministry to repair bomb craters at RAF Northolt after it is attacked by the Luftwaffe during World War II.
Grundon’s first quarry is purchased at Ewelme, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire. This reduces the company’s previous reliance on other aggregate suppliers and ignites an expansion in the business.
Grundon were very successful winning massive jobs excavating and earth moving for deep underground bunkers for Air Traffic Control, Heathrow Airport and NATO centres.
Operations start at Kennetholme quarry in next to the River Kennet, near Newbury in Berkshire.
Our aggregates quarrying operation changes its name from S.Grundon (Ewelme) Ltd to Grundon Sand & Gravel Limited.
Grundon’s Frith End Quarry in Hampshire is voted a winner in the Quarry Products Association (QPA) Restoration Awards for outstanding achievement in quarry restoration.
Operations start at Faringdon quarry. The site is next door to Grundon’s former Wicklesham quarry, which had been an active quarry since the 1950s, with Grundon occupying the site since the mid-1980s.
Grundon’s flagship Kennetholme quarry hosts the prestigious annual Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD), organised by the South East Quarries and Landfill Group (SEQLG), a voluntary group made up of quarry and landfill operators
Grundon celebrates a unique hat trick when its three active mineral extraction sites were recognised as achieving Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction (PRIME) status by the Institute of Quarrying.
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