Cemex USA hosts 5k race, donates to Boy Scouts of America

By |  December 17, 2018
Cemex_QuarryQuest5k

About 350 runners and walkers participated in Cemex’s inaugural Quarry Quest 5k at its FEC Quarry in Miami. Photo courtesy of Cemex USA.

Cemex USA hosted the inaugural Quarry Quest 5k race at the company’s FEC Quarry in Miami to support nearly 38,000 South Florida Boy Scouts.

About 350 runners and walkers participated in Quarry Quest, a timed race that followed a course weaving through the FEC Quarry. Cemex employees organized and displayed large equipment throughout the course for participants to view.

After all participants finished the 5k race, Cemex representatives presented a $10,000 donation check – courtesy of the Cemex Foundation, the company’s philanthropic organization that provides charitable and community support – to the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

“Cemex is committed to building a better future while nurturing long-lasting relationships in the communities where we live and operate,” says Kirk Light, Cemex USA regional president – Florida region. “FEC Quarry has led by example with constant efforts to contribute to South Florida while teaching our neighbors about our facility and how it is integral in the construction of roads, buildings and infrastructure they use every day.”

In addition to Quarry Quest 5k, Cemex hosts tours of FEC Quarry, welcoming business and civic groups to the operation to inform community members about the facility.

The FEC Quarry also earned the 2018 National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association‘s (NSSGA) Platinum Community Relations Award, as well as NSSGA’s Two Stars of Excellence Award in recognition of the the company and quarry’s community relations efforts.

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine. He also serves as the managing editor for Portable Plants & Equipment magazine. Zach received a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from John Carroll University, where he served as editor in chief for the university’s student newspaper, The Carroll News. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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