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Virginia Aggregate Producers Receive Awards

The Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance (VTCA), in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy – Division of Mineral Mining, presented the following awards on July 12.

Safety Awards are presented to mining operations in Virginia that have met or exceeded a benchmark of safety criteria in their day-to day plant operations. Congratulations to these recipients of the 2014 Mineral Mine Safety Awards:


25,000 – 50,000 Employee Hours: Luck Stone Corporation, Rockville Plant
50,000 – 75,000 Employee Hours: Luck Stone Corporation, Leesburg Plant

Open Pit

5,000 – 10,000 Employee Hours: Aggregate Industries, Charles City Plant
10,000 – 30,000 Employee Hours: Luck Sand & Gravel, Caroline Sand and Gravel, Milford (Fredericksburg)

Reclamation Awards from the Virginia Division of Mineral Mining are presented to mining operations in Virginia that have been selected by their DMM inspector based on projects that have resulted in successfully reclaiming a portion of their permitted operations.

Overall Winner and Best Quarry

Luck Stone Corp., Charlottesville Plant

Honorable Mention – Quarry

Boxley Materials Co., Lawyers Road Quarry, Lynchburg
Martin Marietta Materials, Midlothian Quarry, Midlothian

Best Non–Quarry

Aggregate Industries – Albion Plant, Stafford

Honorable Mention – Non-Quarry

Branscome Inc. – Lee-Bickford Pit, James City County

Community Excellence Awards recognize mineral mine operations in Virginia that have demonstrated positive involvement in their local communities. Projects vary from beautification efforts, community education programs, civic involvement, improvements in plant and/or public safety and initiatives that have a positive environmental impact.

Greater than 500,001 TPY
The Frazier Quarry, North Plant, Harrisonburg