NFL player, community team celebrate concrete business opening in Port Arthur

Published 12:32 am Friday, December 10, 2021

Most NFL players use their off week to take a tropical vacation to get away from the rigors of a full season.

The business is located on 20 acres that will ultimately include an asphalt plant and concrete crushing plant. (Chris Moore/The News)

However, Miami Dolphins linebacker Elandon Roberts used his team’s bye week to attend the opening of his new business, Spindletop Concrete, located at 800 Old Ferry Road in Port Arthur.

Roberts partnered with Roosevelt Perry, former state Sen. Carl Parker, his son Allen Parker, mechanical engineer Wayne Holman; and John Eric Petry, an electrical engineer who previously worked with Lockheed Martin and NASA.

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Businessman Artrell McCullar and Lawrence Richard, who is retired from Jefferson County having worked with roads and bridges; are also part of the group.

The business is located on 20 acres that will ultimately include an asphalt plant and concrete crushing plant.

Spindletop Concrete plans to employ 20 drivers, a front-end load operator and a full-time diesel mechanic to its staff in the near future.

Port Arthur Native and NFL Linebacker Elandon Roberts, right, talks to Mayor Thurman Bartie. (Chris Moore/The News)