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“Wellington Hamrick” is more than a company name, it’s the name of our founder and mentor. Wellie, as he was affectionately known, was an entrepreneur, inventor, and visionary whose ideas and concepts were turned into tangible, successful products and services that were able to satisfy customer demands. Essentially, he was always able to meet the needs of the customer, perhaps even before the customer realized they had a need. This type of pro-active forward thinking is something that lives today within the company and drives us to continue to be a leader in our field.

History In 1963, Wellington “Wellie” Hamrick opened the doors to a precast concrete business called Hamrick Precast, located in Boiling Springs, NC. Beginning with the production of pre-cast fallout shelters, Hamrick later went on to design, patent, manufacture and distribute a septic tank with an internal separation and distribution function. Throughout the region Hamrick was known for his unique tanks and his uncompromising standard of quality for on site septic systems. Incorporated in 1974, the company became Wellington Hamrick, Inc. With the introduction of Ready Mix services in 1985, Wellington Hamrick, Inc. began providing quality concrete not only to commercial, industrial, and highway construction projects, but residential customers as well.

Upon Hamrick’s retirement in 1989, his daughter Kitty Hamrick Hoyle took over leadership of the business. Since that time, Hoyle has automated Ready Mix concrete production and completed a 12,000 square foot production facility expansion which included new offices, an on-site concrete quality lab and precast division. Most recenlty in 2004, Wellington Hamrick opened a second Ready Mix location in Shelby, the area’s most modern facility. History

Company Awards and Recognition

David Silvers 2010 CRCMCA Driver of the Year
The Carolinas Ready Mix Concrete Association selects a member employee from the Carolinas as the CRMCA Ready Mixed Truck Driver of the Year. In 2010 Wellington Hamrick, Inc.’s David Silvers was the award recipient. The award rightly acknowledges the significant contribution of ready mixed concrete truck drivers to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry. We are very proud that David received this well-deserved salute. As a key member of our concrete production and delivery team, the award recognizes his career achievement, safety, professionalism, competence and customer service skills. Thank you and congratulations to David Silvers.

Wellington Hamrick, Inc. Driver, Ray Mitchel
During the 2012 London Olympics, no one was more attentive to the Team USA 4x400m relay than Wellington Hamrick, Inc. driver, Ray Mitchell. His grandson, Manteo Mitchell, gained international attention when he suffered a broken leg during the preliminary relay event. It didn’t keep Mitchell from contributing to the team’s fastest prelim times ever. We can point to similar team characteristics in Grandfather Ray. All of us are extraordinarily proud for Ray Mitchell and his family. Congratulations on the continued success of our favorite Silver Medal Olympian as he delivers his important message on positive thinking; “Faith, Focus, Finish.”

Wellington Hamrick, Inc. Driver, Thomas Lail
March is time for the Cleveland County Schools Fifth Grade Career Fair at Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs. As always, Wellington Hamrick, Inc. driver, Thomas Lail, and his immaculately polished 11 yard concrete mixer truck were in attendance. The organizers of the event always tell us that Thomas is a crowd favorite and “one of the most liked presenters at the Career Fair.” Thomas is credited with taking time to interact with the boys and girls, answering questions and giving them an opportunity to interact with him and the industry. We at Wellington Hamrick, Inc. appreciate Thomas taking great care in performing such an important task.

Community Involvement

With deep roots in Cleveland County and a history of service to our community, Wellington Hamrick offers the following two scholarships for accomplished and deserving students.

The Wellington Hamrick Scholarship Fund has been established in his memory to honor him as a compassionate, sensitive father who taught his daughters to work hard, be honest and do their best. The award provides educational assistance to female students who plan to study math, science, engineering or another technical field or trade, leading to a 2- or 4-year degree in her chosen field.

Past Recipients
2006 Adriane Brackett, Burns HS
2007 Jamie Heffelfinger, Crest HS
2008 Andrea Gronzo, Crest HS
2009 Chelsea Ingram, Kings Mountain HS
2010 Akosua N. Boake, Kings Mountain HS
2011 Erika M. Hicks, Kings Mountain HS
2012 Kylee M. Wideman, Kings Mountain HS
2013 Chasity M. McCraw, Crest HS

The Margie McCluney Hamrick Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Wellington Hamrick to honor her commitment to her profession and her community, by providing educational assistance to nursing students who are graduating seniors of a Cleveland County high school.

Past Recipients
2005 Kristen M. Wright, Burns HS
2006 Kristy Beaver, Crest HS
2007 Rainey Elyse Belt, Kings Mountain HS
2008 Kaitlin Ledford, Shelby HS
2009 Brittany A. Blanton, Burns HS
2010 Briea S. Parks, Burns HS
2011 Kellie M. Edwards, Crest HS
2012 Angel L. Lewis, Crest HS
2013 Megan A. Wray, Crest HS
For more information on either scholarship or for an application, contact your high school guidance department or Maria Juarez at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina 828-254-4960 or www.cfwnc.org

Links & Affiliations

Wellington Hamrick, Inc. is a proud member of these organizations:

The Carolinas Associated General Contractors
Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
The National Precast Concrete Association
The American Concrete Institute
Cleveland County Chamber
Manufactured in North Carolina

Safety & Health Council of North Carolina




Wellington Hamrick, Inc. P.O. Box 755 Boiling Springs, NC 28017 Phone 704-434-6551 Fax 704-434-2803