Recognized as industry leaders in environmental stewardship by the 15th annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program were 26 ready-mixed
Recognized as industry leaders in environmental stewardship by the 15th annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program were 26 ready-mixed facilities, serving 13 states and one Canadian province, under the umbrella of 11 parent companies. Winners in each of five categories were honored for satisfying Û and surpassing Û governmental compliance requirements through plant and staff investment. Additionally, a producer successfully upgrading two older plants to the level of model facilities twice received the Comeback Kid award. Program cosponsors Concrete Products magazine and the Environmental Task Group of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Operations, Environment and Safety Committee formally extended congratulations to this year’s award recipients during a ceremony last month at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks in Indianapolis.
To select winning operations, judges reviewed written reports and photographs to evaluate submissions on the basis of 10 criteria, including site aesthetics, documented plant procedures, training and employee involvement, air- and water-pollution control methods, noise-abatement measures, community relations, operating challenges, and overall management commitment. Entries for the Environmental Excellence program were divided into five categories based on 2008 production volumes: A for plants producing less than 25,000 yd.; B for plants producing 25,001 to 50,000 yd.; C for plants producing 50,001 to 100,000 yd.; D for plants producing 100,001 to 200,000 yd.; and, E for plants producing over 200,000 yd.
Any NRMCA member company owning a fixed U.S. or Canadian plant that has operated in full compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations for a minimum of two years is eligible to enter the Environmental Excellence Awards program. Since contestants’ participation is vital to sustaining the competition, producers are encouraged to enter their plants for the 2010 event. Entry forms are available at www.nrmca.org.
2009 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS
The 2009 Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program recognized eight ready-mixed facilities with Honorable Mention citations at last month’s ConcreteWorks, staged in Indianapolis by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Among four categories based on 2008 production volumes, each plant was honored for its incorporation of ÎgreenÌ management practices to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship.
|CATEGORY A – LESS THAN 25,000 YD.|
|Chandler Concrete Co., Inc.||Madison Plant #106||Burlington, N.C.|
|Staker Parson||Poorman Plant||Tucson, Ariz.|
|Crider & Shockey||Bealeton Plant||Winchester, Va.|
|CATEGORY B – 25,001 TO 50,000 YD.|
|Ready Mix USA, LLC||Perry Plant||Perry, Ga.|
|Concrete Supply||Rock Hill Plant||Rock Hill, S.C.|
|Staker Parson||Ina Plant||Tucson, Ariz.|
|CATEGORY C – 50,001 TO 100,000 YD.|
|Concrete Supply||Croft Plant||Charlotte, N.C.|
|CATEGORY D – 100,001 TO 200,000 YD.|
|Lafarge North America||Jessup Plant||Jessup, Md.|