Thompson Arthur Mission Statement

To be a streamlined, efficient, productive, quality oriented organization that is well respected, holds a signature position in the marketplace and whose #1 focus is the SAFETY of its employees and the traveling public.

At Thompson Arthur our employees are all CHAMPS: Courage, Heart, Attitude, Mind, Pride and Sacrifice. These characteristics will be brought by each of our employees to your project to ensure the best finished product.

Established in 1951

Since 1951, the Thompson-Arthur team has worked hard to be the preferred source of hot mix asphalt, asphalt paving services, stone base construction, bridge construction, design-build construction, sand products. Over the years there have been many partnerships in the construction industry in America. Most have not endured. Some have been very successful, but few have left the foundation for success that this company has been able to achieve.

The company specializes in major highway projects, private and commercial paving projects, and has the expertise to manage projects from start to finish. Thompson Arthur has nine asphalt plants strategically located in Asheboro, Burlington, East Forsyth, Farmington, Jamestown, Greensboro, Stokesdale and Winston-Salem (2). Additionally, Thompson Arthur has a sand production facility in Candor.

Our company traces its roots to Greensboro, North Carolina where John W. Thompson, Sr. and Ernest S. Arthur, Sr. established their business in 1946. Five years later, the company incorporated and became Thompson-Arthur Paving Company, Inc. In July 1966, Thomson-Arthur was acquired by Ashland Oil, Inc., as a wholly-owned subsidiary (in 1981 the company name was restructured under Ashland Oil, Inc. to APAC, Inc.). In August 2006, Ashland Oil, Inc. sold the APAC, Inc. business to Oldcastle Materials, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the world’s leading building materials’ businesses.

Thompson Arthur operates withing a Regional Partnership

Our sole focus is to serve the Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the surrounding Piedmont Triad area in North Carolina. But we operate as a part of the Southern Atlantic Region within the South Division of CRH Americas Materials. If our Thompson-Arthur locations are not convenient for your project location, check out our sister companies within the region to see how we can best serve you.

About our Parent Company CRH

CRH (NYSE: CRH, LSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and Europe. As the essential partner for road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies.

A Fortune 500 company, CRH’s shares are listed on the NYSE and LSE.

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Our People Make the Difference

Our people truly do make the difference at Thompson-Arthur, and have become the backbone of our company. Many employees have been with us for over 40 years, and many are second and third generation employees. Our core values are Safety, Quality and Integrity. They have served us well for over 65 years now. in 2015 Thompson-Arthur was presented with the Presidential Safety Award by Oldcastle Materials for having the best safety record in all of Oldcastle Materials. It is our employee’s commitment to these principles which have helped shape Thompson-Arthur into the company it has become.