Fairmount Minerals recognized for community outreach again

By |  August 2, 2012

Fairmount Minerals’ Best Sand mining facility earned an honorable mention for public outreach at the Interstate Mining Compact Commission’s 2012 Mineral Education Awards.

Best Sand’s employees have made public outreach and education a priority in their day-to-day operations. Sixteen hundred members of the local community attended Best Sand’s “Party in the Pit” mine open house and zero-waste event. Also, 65 fifth graders from Grant Elementary in Willoughby, Ohio, were granted a tour and learned about sand mining.

Fairmount Minerals’ Wedron Silica sand-mining facility earned a community relations award earlier this summer from the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers for outstanding community involvement.

Kevin Yanik

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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