The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) awarded Cemex USA its 2011 Reclamation Achievement Award for the ongoing, successful reclamation of one of its partially active quarries in Fairborn, Ohio.
“We are proud of our successful mine reclamation efforts in Fairborn and are honored to be recognized as an industry leader in nature conservation,” said Karl Watson, Jr., president of Cemex USA. “This award is testament to our ongoing commitment to minimize our footprint and mitigate the impacts of our quarry operations in the communities in which we live, work, and operate.”
Mining at the site, which is located off of Byron Road, will be completed in 2012, and all reclamation efforts are scheduled for completion in 2014. Cemex received the same recognition in 2008 for the successful reclamation of its Beavercreek clay mine site in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Cemex USA includes 13 cement plants, 46 distribution terminals, 108 aggregate quarries and more than 440 ready mix concrete plants. Cemex USA was named the EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year for 2009 and 2010.
OAIMA is the trade association in Ohio that represents all of the state's mining operations, except coal. These commodities include mostly construction materials, both natural and manmade, such as aggregates (which are sand, gravel, slag, and crushed limestone, dolomite, and sandstone), salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement and recycled concrete.