Cemex, LafargeHolcim react to earning NSSGA awards

By |  September 29, 2021
Brooksville Quarry in Brooksville, Florida, was one of two Cemex operations that received NSSGA's 2021 National Star of Excellence Award. Photo: Cemex USA

Brooksville Quarry in Brooksville, Florida, was one of two Cemex operations that received NSSGA’s 2021 National Star of Excellence Award. Photo: Cemex USA

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognized companies and producers with its Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards during its Legislative & Policy Forum in Washington.

Among the companies recognized were Cemex USA and LafargeHolcim in the U.S. The two companies received 18 of these awards in all, with two Cemex operations – 474 Sand Mine and Brooksville Quarry – receiving the NSSGA National Stars of Excellence Awards for each having earned multiple gold awards in the last five years.

Seven Cemex operations received the Environmental Excellence Award, with Brooksville Quarry in Brooksville, Florida, receiving the gold award; SCL Quarry and Alico Quarry in Miami and Ft. Myers, Florida, respectively, receiving silver awards; and Krome Quarry (Miami), Palmdale Sane Mine (Palmdale, Florida), Union Sand Mind Plant (Ludowici, Georgia) and Deefield Sand Mine (Tillman, South Carolina) receiving bronze awards.

“At Cemex, we continually strive for environmental excellence while working to be good neighbors in the communities where we live and operate,” says Jaime Muguiro, Cemex USA president. “We’re proud of our employees at these award-winning operations for setting and maintaining high standards while having [a] positive impact on the environment and their companies.”

In addition to receiving the National Star of Excellence Award, 474 Sand Mine (Clermont, Florida) received the platinum and gold awards for community relations excellence. Brooksville Quarry also received a gold award.

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Six of LafargeHolcim’s eight winning operations, meanwhile, earned their awards for environmental excellence. Receiving the gold award were Battle Creek Sand & Gravel Pit in Michigan, Fox River Quarry in Illinois and Lockport Quarry in New York. Dundee Quarry in Michigan earned the silver award for environmental excellence, and Chelsea Sand & Gravel Pit and Wayland Sand & Gravel Pit – both in Michigan – received the bronze award.

Marblehead Quarry in Ohio and Peabody Quarry in Massachusetts received the silver and bronze award, respectively, for community relations excellence.

“Aggregates are the foundation of our building industry, and caring for the environment around our facilities and the communities we serve is a core value for LafargeHolcim employees,” says Michael LeMonds, head of U.S. environment, land and government affairs at LafargeHolcim. “We understand our mandate to reinvent the way the world builds as we seek to become a net-zero company. Uplifting the communities and environment where we live and work is part of that commitment.”

Jack Kopanski

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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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