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Fairmount Minerals earns award for community service

By |  June 21, 2012

Fairmount Minerals’ Wedron Silica sand-mining facility has earned a community relations award from the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) for outstanding community involvement, according to IAAP.

Wedron Silica has donated materials and loaned employees to create a 2,000-ft.-long walking path and install more than 1,000 ft. of split-rail fence at Wedron Park during a day of caring. The sand-mining facility also cleaned up two miles of highway on two different routes.

Additionally, Fairmount Minerals’ Wedron Silica facility has helped fund educational programs at schools in two Illinois cities, a mobile computer lab for students in Harding, Ill., an at-risk pre-school program at an elementary school, and the traveling Lincoln Exhibit at the Ottawa Scouting Museum.

Kevin Yanik

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

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