The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honors nine plants in the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee recognizes producers for outstanding contributions to protecting natural resources while maintaining sound accident and pollution prevention practices. 

Now in its 27th year, the program salutes operators who surpass permit compliance requirements and demonstrate a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment. As program co-sponsor, Concrete Products joins NRMCA in congratulating this year’s field of Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards operators. 

A panel of judges reviewed entries’ plant images and narratives covering site aesthetics, environmental compliance documentation, training, water and air quality management, returned concrete plans, community relations, concrete delivery, and plant sustainability practices. This year’s program awards NRMCA producers by Eastern, Central and Western Region categories. 

Recent entry and plant criteria changes have tightened the Environmental Excellence Awards competition, notes NRMCA Executive Vice President of Operations and Compliance Gary Mullings, adding “These plants demonstrate that they are the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to being good stewards of the environment.” 

Cartoon drawing and typography ace Michael Sileven uses unconventional means to help his Martin Marietta supervisors instill critical environmental management practices. The Logic graphic accompanied an entry for the producer’s Tyler Central plant. 

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