Cemex, Specialty Granules earn environmental awards

By |  September 1, 2018

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named 10 Gold Award recipients in its 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards program.

This year’s recipients are Cemex‘s 474 Sand Mine in Orlando, Florida, and its Lake Wales Sand Mine in Polk County, Florida; CRH Americas‘ Tilcon Mount Hope Quarry in Parsippany, New Jersey; LafargeHolcim‘s Honey Island Sand & Gravel in Pearl River, Louisiana, and its Presque Isle Quarry in Presque Isle, Michigan; Lehigh Hanson‘s Federal Quarry in McCook, Illinois; Martin Marietta‘s Churchville Quarry in Cockeysville, Maryland; Specialty Granules‘ Charmian Plant in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, and its Kremlin Plant in Pembine, Wisconsin; and Vulcan Materials‘ Manteno Quarry in Naperville, Illinois.

“We are glad to recognize operations from around the country that go above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable environmental practices,” says Mike Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “These operations prove that quarries are true assets to their communities.”

Cemex’s Lake Wales Sand Mine also earned a Two Star of Excellence Award this year. The distinction recognizes operations that have received Gold Awards in both Environmental and Community Relations Excellence within five years. The Cemex operation received a Community Relations Gold Award in 2017.

According to NSSGA, the Environmental Excellence Gold Awards awards provide national recognition for NSSGA producer member operations actively contributing to the maintenance of the environment in and around their operations as evidenced by a corporate commitment to the exemplary use of environmental controls and systems. This award is based, in part, on the extent to which an operation meets and exceeds technical environmental and regulatory requirements. It is not based on aesthetic or beautification criteria.

The Gold Award recipients will be recognized during NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum later this month in Washington, D.C. For a complete list of 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards recipients, click here.

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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