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Race through Cemex’s FEC Quarry for a good cause

By |  December 11, 2019

Cemex USA held its second annual 5k Quarry Quest race at the FEC Quarry in Miami.

The race supported Special Olympics Florida – Miami-Dade County, a local chapter of the sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities.

 More than 250 runners got a chance to lace up their sneakers and run through the quarry, checking out the heavy machinery and soaking up South Florida’s beauty. Photo courtesy of Cemex USA

More than 250 runners got a chance to lace up their sneakers and run through the quarry, checking out the heavy machinery and soaking up South Florida’s beauty. Photo courtesy of Cemex USA

More than 250 people ran or walked through the limestone quarry, getting an up-close look at operational machinery, including haul trucks, loaders and draglines. At the end of the event, Cemex presented Special Olympics Florida – Miami-Dade County with a $10,000 donation check from the Cemex Foundation, the company’s philanthropic organization that provides charitable and community support.

“Cemex is proud to live and work in a community that comes together to share in a unique experience while giving back,” says Jeff Bobolts, Cemex USA regional president of the Florida region. “We enjoy opening our facility to the public to show exactly where the high-quality materials used for regional construction and development come from.”

FEC Quarry was established in 1974 and currently produces more than 8 million tons of crushed stone each year. The facility is also leading the way in Cemex’s digital transformation with Cemex Go Quarry Link, a pilot program utilizing technology to maximize efficiency for its customers.

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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