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Oldcastle Companies Earn Six NSSGA Gold Awards


Oldcastle Materials companies earned six gold awards in the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Safety, Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards.

One of those locations, Tilcon New Jersey’s Mount Hope Quarry, received the organization’s annual Two Stars of Excellence Award, a special recognition for having earned two gold awards (environment, 2013; community relations, 2010) in the last five years.

In addition to the Mount Hope Quarry’s 2013 gold award in the environmental category, gold awards were earned by:

  • Tilcon Connecticut, Southington Sand and Gravel, safety (2012 award).
  • The Shelly Co. (Ohio), Stoneco Inc. Scott Quarry, community relations (2013).
  • The Shelly Co. (Ohio), Stoneco Inc. Auglaize Quarry, community relations (2013).
  • Tilcon New Jersey, Oxford Quarry, community relations (2013).
  • Tilcon New York, Haverstraw Quarry, community relations (2013).

Southington Sand and Gravel has won the NSSGA’s gold award in the safety category every year the award has been distributed.

“We’re very proud of the four Northeast Division locations that earned gold awards from the NSSGA,” said Dan Stover, president of the Oldcastle Materials Northeast Division, which includes Tilcon New Jersey, Tilcon New York and Tilcon Connecticut. “The Two Stars of Excellence Award is a testament to the Mount Hope Quarry employees’ great, ongoing work, which sets the bar high and challenges all of our locations to strive for excellence, and Southington Sand and Gravel deserves to be recognized for being an accident-free workplace for 38 years. Congratulations to all four of the award-winning teams.”

In addition to The Shelly Co.’s two gold awards, locations of the Central Division’s Stoneco of Michigan earned one silver award (Denniston Quarry, community relations) and five bronze awards (Maybee Quarry, community relations and environmental; Ottawa Lake Quarry, community relations and environmental; Newport Quarry, environmental).

“It is a great honor to see six locations in the Central Division being recognized for their outstanding community relations and environmental practices,” said John Powers, president of the Oldcastle Materials Central Division. “These awards reflect our division-wide commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility and demonstrate our employees’ dedication and hard work to going above and beyond. These awards are especially gratifying because they showcase our division’s outstanding performance on a national level.”

Boxley Materials Co., an Oldcastle Materials joint venture in Blue Ridge, Va., earned a bronze Safety Sterling Award. This award recognizes NSSGA member companies with the lowest total accident incidence rates in their categories for the previous year.