Cemex hosts fundraising race at California quarry

By |  October 13, 2017

Cemex hosted the fourth annual Run Around the Rocks at its Lytle Creek Quarry to raise money for the Rialto (California) Unified School District’s STEM program. Photo courtesy of Cemex.

Cemex hosted a 5K, the fourth annual Run Around the Rocks, as well as an open house, at its Lytle Creek Quarry near Rialto, California.

According to the company, several students, along with local runners, participated in the 5K run/walk through the quarry.

The event, which is held in honor of Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, raised thousands of dollars for Rialto Unified School District’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, Cemex adds.

After the race, Cemex hosted an open house, where residents were able to get a glimpse of the operations and large equipment at the facility. Employees also staffed educational booths that highlighted the company’s commitment to safety and efforts to preserve the environment.

“Cemex truly cares about the health and safety of our employees and our local community,” says Eric Wittmann, Cemex USA regional president for the West region. “We’re proud to help raise money to extend education for local students, promote physical fitness and show our community members all the work that goes on to build a better future for Southern California.”

According to Cemex, the Lytle Creek Quarry has received a number of recognitions, including the 2017 Bronze Community Relations Award and certificate for safety excellence from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, for its safety and community involvement. The quarry was also recognized by Cemex global as one of its safest facilities worldwide.

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