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Mid-States recognized for reclamation project

By |  March 16, 2022

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Mid-States Materials, a division of Bettis Companies based in Topeka, Kansas, received the Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award for its work in returning a 100-acre piece of the Plummer Creek Quarry to a productive agricultural asset.

According to Bettis, this is the fourth time Mid-States has won this award. The recognition is a testament to Mid-States’ reclamation proclamation of protecting and preserving the environment, Bettis says.

Bettis says Nick Jackson and Buck Crumley at Mid-States were instrumental in leading the reclamation project along with other Mid-States employees who helped restore the land.

“Our goal is to return the land that has provided the resources necessary for our infrastructure to a better condition than upon our arrival,” says Jackson, environmental specialist at Mid-States.

Mid-States received the commendation at the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association-Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association Annual Convention.

Bettis says the Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award serves to recognize companies who achieve success under efforts introduced by the Surface Mining Land Conservation & Reclamation Act of 1994. The award is administered by the Kansas Department of Conservation and is awarded by a committee on an annual basis. The winner of the Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award is then considered for a National Association of State Land Reclamationists award.

Mid-States won the national award in 2018 for its reclamation of the Big Springs Quarry.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

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

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