Martin Marietta Materials has paid $600,000 for about 16 acres of land located across E. Garner Road from the company's Garner quarry.
Paxton Badham, who handles property negotiations for Martin Marietta, said the company plans to use the land simply as a buffer area for the quarry with the chance that it my eventually be home to a storage building or some offices.
Badham said the property hadn't been taken care of.
"The appearance of it was not good and it was often identified with the quarry we're looking forward to getting it cleaned up and down the road if we wanted to put an office or some building over there that would be a possibility," he said.
Raleigh-based Martin Marietta produces rock, gravel and other construction materials. The company owns nearly 300 quarries in 28 states.