CEMEX USA has held the first ever Quarry Quest 5k race at its FEC quarry in Miami, Florida. The event supported nearly 38 000 South Florida boy scouts.
Almost 350 runners and walkers took part in the event in early December, which consisted of a timed race, following a course that weaved through the FEC quarry. The company’s employees set up large equipment for participants to view and learn about along the course. Representatives from the company presented the South Florida Council of Boy Scouts with a donation of US$10 000 at the end of the race. The donation was given by the CEMEX Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that provides charitable and community support.
The company also actively hosts tours of the FEC quarry, routinely welcoming both businesses and civic groups to the operation. This enables community members to learn about the facility. In order to learn about the value of aggregates, local, state, and congressional lawmakers also frequently visit the quarry.
The FEC quarry was established in 1974 and is currently CEMEX’s second largest aggregate-producing operation in the US.
In 2018, the FEC quarry earned the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Platinum Community Relations Award. This is on top of the NSSGA’s Two Stars of Excellence award in recognition of community relations, and the Environmental Excellence award that the quarry received in 2017.
“CEMEX is committed to building a better future while nurturing long-lasting relationships in the communities where we live and operate,” said Kirk Light, Regional President for the Florida region of CEMEX USA. “FEC quarry has led by example, with constant efforts to contribute to South Florida while teaching our neighbours about our facility and how it is integral to the construction of the roads, buildings, and infrastructure they use everyday.”
“CEMEX’s strong corporate partnership with the boy scouts allows us to reach even more young people in our community, with programmes that may influence them with future career choices,” said Cliff Freiwald, Programme Director of the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America. “We thank CEMEX for continuing to support our scouts by coordinating programmes that give them an incredible opportunity and hands-on experience.”
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