Vulcan’s Manassas Quarry earns NSSGA award

By |  March 23, 2014

Vulcan Materials Co.’s Manassas Quarry in Manassas, Va., received an Excellence in Community Relations Gold Award from NSSGA for its active involvement with, and positive contributions to, the facility’s neighboring community.

“The employees of the Manassas Quarry exemplify the commitment we have to our neighboring communities,” says Vulcan’s regional Vice President and General Manager Diggs Bishop. “I am so very proud that our employees have achieved national recognition for their excellent community involvement.”

Manassas Quarry began operations in 1963 and has received local and national recognition for community involvement. The facility is led by Plant Manager Chris Carroll and is part of Vulcan’s East Region.

Its commitments to the community includes participating in Vulcan’s Adopt-a-School program, creating an outdoor classroom and nature trail on quarry property for its adopted schools; partnering with SERVE and offering tours of the facility to school groups, cub/boy/girl scouts and geology students.

“Vulcan is one of the most dedicated companies we’ve ever had supporting our SERVE campus programs and services,” says Karen Horowitz, director of Volunteer and Internship Engagement at Northern Virginia Family Service. “Since we provide emergency food assistance to over 800 families each month, we need a lot of community support—often with short notice—and Vulcan really understands that.”

In addition, numerous “spirit rocks” have been delivered to local school partners. The Manassas Quarry has also been a certified wildlife habitat by the Wildlife Habitat Council since 1991 and a certified Corporate Lands for Learning site since 1999.

“Vulcan employees at the Manassas Quarry are invaluable members of our community.  They have demonstrated their commitment to the citizens of our community and the environment time and again” says Deb Oliver, Prince William County Department of Public Works. “Vulcan employees lead by example by conserving water, reducing energy use, recycling, and monitoring their operations to reduce environmental impacts.  Our community is richer and a better place because of the efforts and dedication of these fine employees.”

As first reported in January, NSSGA says it launched the Community Relations awards program in 1989 to recognize aggregate producers whose community involvement and support activities enhanced the public’s perception of the aggregates industry in general and the public image of the individual producer’s aggregates operation in particular. To see a complete list of the winners of NSSGA’s 2013 Community Relations Awards, go here.

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