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25 years with Röhrig

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After 25 years with the company, Herr Maier was bade farewell by the management in a small ceremony. At the chippings plant, he worked mainly as a mechanic, dump truck driver, and for a long time as an excavator driver. Mr. Maier was very diligent, helpful, committed and very reliable. We wish Herr Maier all the best, and the best of health in order to enjoy his retirement. He is always welcome here, and we are looking forward to his visit!

Farewell to well-deserved retirement

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Frau Maria Helmprecht and her husband Horst Helmprecht were just in time  bid farewell to their well-deserved retirement.
Frau Helmprecht worked for us for 35 years as a cleaner in our plant in Sonderbach. Since 2002, her husband supported her actively. At a small farewell party, the management thanked the couple for their long years of loyalty and reliability.

The entire RÖHRIG team wishes the Helmprechts all the best for their future, and an extra portion of health, so that they can enjoy their new phase of life to the full.

The first RÖHRIG pensioner regulars’ table has taken place

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On May 4, 2018, the time had finally come. Fifteen former employees came to Kirschhausen to meet together with Gerhard, Inge, Marco, and Jovita Röhrig in the restaurant “Zur Alten Mühle”. Helga Schüler had the longest way to travel. Respect! At the age of 83, she came all the way from Bad Füssing. The oldest former employee was our plant manager at the time, Hans Röhrig, aged 86. Already at the age of 14, he started his work in the “Lärche” quarry, the natural stone plant of the Josef Röhrig company. Most of the “former employees” worked with Röhrig for more than 10, 20, 30, and 40 years. The joy of meeting again was great and cordial. In a cosy and familiar atmosphere, with tasty food, a lively exchange about the “good old times” with funny, beautiful, serious, but also sad stories was possible. Old photos and photo albums were looked at with enthusiasm, and anecdotes were told. People liked to remember old times, also various people who could be seen in the photos, as well as celebrations and excursions they had experienced together.

But there was also great interest on the part of the former employees to find out how Röhrig is doing today. What’s new? What’s special? Are there any new products? What investments are planned? How many employees are there today? It was a very nice and memorable evening – everyone enjoyed it! The “pensioners’ regular’s table” was thus brought to life, and will now take place once a year. We are looking forward to the next reunion, and hope that everyone will stay healthy.

The patrons playing lady luck with their well-filled lottery bowl

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Spring has just really got underway, and summer is already within reach. This definitely applies to the Röhrig granite holiday camp. At the Sonderbach family business, preparations for the big event are in full swing. And now it is also clear who will be there in late July and early August.

At the moment the participants have been determined. The interest was even greater than at the previous camp two years ago: more than 160 girls and boys aged between seven and twelve from Heppenheim and the surrounding area expressed their interest this time by filling in a pre-registration coupon or by e-mail. There are places for sixty children. Twenty more places are reserved for the offspring of Röhrig employees. The lot has now decided. Heppenheim’s head of the city council, Susanne Benyr, and first city councilor, Christine Bender, pulled numbered spheres out of a large transparent bowl; together they have the patronage of the summer event. The numbers were assigned to the names of the girls and boys interested in participating on a list. The participants were to be informed by mail. And also for those who had no luck at the raffle, there is a consolation. They receive a puzzle, the Röhrig mascot, but above all: they can join a nature workshop at Röhrig granit in autumn, if they wish. The day workshops are offered on several dates during the first and second week of the autumn school holidays, including meals and a visit to the Röhrig quarry in Sonderbach. “Nobody should go away empty-handed”, says Birgitt Bauer, who organizes the holiday camp at Röhrig, adding: “But unfortunately, the number of places at the camp is limited. There’s no other way.”

The camp was held for the first time in 2010. Since then, it has grown steadily. Every two years, it is on the agenda, only 2014 was skipped in favor of a big celebration on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Röhrig. The holiday camp is a child care offer during the last week of the summer holidays. From morning until late afternoon, there will be a range of activities and care. “Stones, nature, and habitats” is the leitmotif, everything revolves around it. On site on the camp site at the “House of the Associations” in Heppenheim, with excursions, and at the big farewell party with mile of presentation.

Röhrig granit, a stone-processing company, sees the camp as part of its social commitment, which is constantly being expanded in the field of experiencing and understanding nature and nature conservation. At the drawing of participants, the head of the city council, Benyr, and the first city councilor, Bender, showed great interest in the company and its commitment in the region and for the region. “That is not a matter of course, such a commitment to social issues and for the city”, commented the two representatives of the city, noting: “Many have ideas. But you also have to implement them.” At Röhrig, Benyr and Bender summed up, enthusiasm for social commitment can be felt.

CEO Marco Röhrig presented the company together with Jovita Röhrig. The holiday camp idea and the concept of this year’s event were presented by Birgitt Bauer. This year, the camp will again be supported by a large team of caregivers. Röhrig’s staff as well as the nature conservation association (Nabu), Hessen Forst, pedagogues, and mineralogists will be present. The participation fee of thirty euros per child is completely donated to Nabu. This has also been a constant right from the start.

The holiday camp has its beginnings in visits to kindergartens and schools in the Röhrig quarry in the Heppenheim neighborhood of Sonderbach. The interest of the little ones in nature, which can be discovered with and around the subject of stones, became obvious. At the same time, CEO Marco Röhrig and his team were aware that there is a need for childcare services especially for school children during the school holidays. The idea for the holiday camp was born. That was in 2010. Experience, learning, and care come together in the concept, which has been based on the guiding principle of “stones, nature, and habitats” from the very beginning. In the meantime, the offer has gained recognition far beyond Heppenheim. Two years ago, the concept was awarded the second prize by the umbrella organization of the German aggregates industry (Bundesverband Mineralische Rohstoffe, MIRO) at the awarding of the sustainability prize in the category of social affairs.

PLAYING LADY LUCK: Heppenheim’s first city councilor Christine Bender (right) and the head of the city council Susanne Benyr (second from right) are the patrons of Röhrig granit’s 2018 holiday camp. Children from Heppenheim and the surrounding area are very interested in participating in the summer event. The participants have now been drawn by the patrons from the pre-registrations. A large lottery bowl was waiting on the premises of the Sonderbach company. Röhrig’s CEO Marco Röhrig and Jovita Röhrig were also present at the draw.

Photo: Th