Chicago, IL, September 25, 2018 – Today, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognized two LafargeHolcim sites with its highest awards for Environmental Excellence at the NSSGA Legislative and Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The Honey Island Sand and Gravel site in Pearl River, LA was awarded the 2018 Platinum Award and Presque Isle Quarry in Presque Isle, MI was awarded the Gold award.
Photo Caption: The Honey Island Sand and Gravel team accepts the
2018 NSSGA Platinum Award for Environmental Excellence
“We are thrilled that the NSSGA has recognized our sites for their efforts to run their operations in an environmentally efficient way. Our commitment to the environment has always been top priority at LafargeHolcim and we intend to continue reaching for higher levels of sustainability and lead the way for others in our industry striving for environmental excellence,” said Guy Edwards, CEO of the US Aggregate Construction Materials (ACM) organization.
The recipient of the Platinum Award is considered the top achiever for environmental efficiency based on the strength of its environmental programs, employee training, site best management practices, outreach programs, results and management systems.
Honey Island Sand and Gravel: Nestor Nunez, Plant Manager
Heather Eller, Environmental Manager
Presque Isle Quarry: Allan Idalski, Plant Manager
Melinda Keillor, Environmental Manager
Additional LafargeHolcim sites recognized with silver and bronze awards include:
- Silver: Rollag Sand & Gravel in Rollag, MN Wrentham Quarry in Wrentham, MA Freedom Sand & Gravel Pit in Freedom, NY Elburn Sand and Gravel in Elburn, IL Marblehead Quarry in Lakeside, OH, Longmont Distel Operation, Golden, CO
- Bronze: Rappahannock Farms Sand & Gravel in Douge, VA
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.
LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company. It has four businesses: cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete as well as advanced solutions and products that include precast concrete, asphalt and mortar. With its broad portfolio LafargeHolcim solves the toughest challenges facing masons, builders, architects and engineers, bringing industry-leading innovations and services to customers challenged by urbanization, population growth and the demand for sustainability. Headquartered in Switzerland and with leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs approximately 80,000 employees in around 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.
Carolyn Milliman, Digital Communications Specialist LafargeHolcim
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