The Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry in Presque Isle, Michigan, US, was honoured with a gold award in ‘Community Relations Excellence’ from the association. Additionally, the Presque Isle Quarry will receive NSSGA’s ‘Two Stars of Excellence Award.’ This award recognises operations that have received multiple gold awards for ‘Safety, Environmental or Community Relations Excellence’ within the previous five years. The operation received an Environmental Gold Award in 2018.
“We are proud of our teams here at LafargeHolcim for their ongoing efforts to reach new levels of excellence in their operations,” said Jay Moreau, CEO, US Aggregate Construction Materials. “It’s exciting to see this national recognition for Presque Isle for building strong, long-lasting relationships within its community and for Chelsea Gravel for its care of the environment in and around its operations.”
The Chelsea Sand and Gravel Pit in Michigan, US, was awarded a bronze award for their ‘Community Relations’ programme. In the ‘Environmental Excellence’ category, Marblehead Quarry in Ohio, Lockport Quarry in New York, and Peabody Quarry in Massachusetts, all received the silver award. Fulks Belvedere Sand and Gravel in Virginia and Glen Rose Sand and Gravel Mine in Texas were awarded the bronze.
“These awards help demonstrate LafargeHolcim’s commitment to safety, environmental stewardship and community involvement,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA President and CEO. “Strong community relations programmes and a focus on environmentally sound operations are paramount to showing the benefits of the aggregates industry to our neighbours and members of Congress.”
NSSGA began the two awards programmes to recognise aggregate producers who help enhance the public perception of the industry and their individual operations by supporting local communities, and exceeding technical, environmental and regulatory requirements.
The NSSGA Community Relations Awards programme, introduced nearly 30 years ago, highlights operations that have supported their communities through local events, donations and volunteer services, local and state government involvement, media relations and educational opportunities.
The ‘Environmental Excellence’ awards provide national recognition for NSSGA producer member operations that actively contribute to environmental maintenance in their operations, through a commitment to the exemplary use of environmental systems and controls.
NSSGA will recognise gold award-winning operations during the association’s general sessions at its legislative and policy forum on 18 -20 November. Presque Isle Quarry, along with the other gold recipients, are also eligible for the platinum award, which will be presented during the event to the highest-rated gold award recipient according to members who judged the applications.
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