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Aggregates Operations Honored for Safety, Environment, Community


The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is recognizing outstanding aggregates operations in the United States and Canada for an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2015.

“It is our pleasure every year to highlight these companies for their innovative ideas and programs that improve safety, efficiency and relationships with their community and neighbors,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “We encourage our members to share their best practices and new ideas throughout the year so that our entire profession continues to improve operations and community relations.”

The Gold, Silver and Bronze level recipients of NSSGA’s Safety, Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards are proudly noted below. A Platinum Award will be awarded to one company from the Environment and Community Relations categories live at NSSGA’s 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo General Session I in Nashville, Tenn., on March 21.

Stars of Excellence

The National Stars of Excellence are awarded to operations that accumulate Gold Awards in Safety, Environmental and Community Relations over a five-year period.

Acton Quarry 
Dufferin Aggregates 
Acton, Ontario, Canada
Environmental Gold 2012,
Community Relations 2015
Beckmann Quarry
Martin Marietta
San Antonio
Environmental Gold 2013, 
Community Relations Gold 2015

Safety Excellence Gold Award Recipients

The Safety Excellence Program was created in 1987 to promote safe working conditions and practices and to recognize, on an annual basis, individual operations with exemplary safety records among NSSGA member companies. Safety Excellence Awards recognize individual operations that have gone the longest duration without a reportable injury in their size category. Data on which the award is based is provided by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

Southington Sand and Pit
Tilcon Connecticut Inc., Div. of Oldcastle, Inc.
Small
Southington, Conn.
Abilene Black Lease
Vulcan Materials Co.
Medium
Abilene, Texas
Dalton Quarry
Vulcan Materials Co.
Large
Dalton, Ga.

Sterling Safety Award Recipients

The Sterling Safety Award was created in 1994 to recognize the companies that have the lowest total accident incidence rate for the previous year in their category among NSSGA members. Sterling Awards recognize member companies that achieve the lowest injury incidence rate for the previous calendar year (2015) in their size category. Data on which the award is based is provided by MSHA.

Iddings Quarry Inc.
Small
Mifflinburg, Pa.
Anchor Stone Co.
Medium
Tulsa, Okla.
Martin Marietta
Large
Raleigh, N.C.

Environmental Excellence Gold Award Recipients

The Environmental Excellence Awards Program was created in 1992 to provide national recognition for aggregate producers that meet and exceed technical, environmental and regulatory requirements. The gold award is given to the top 10 percent of facilities receiving the highest score from NSSGA’s selected group of independent judges.

Ardmore Quarry
Lehigh Hanson Inc.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Ashland Sand & Gravel
Aggregate Industries Inc.
Ashland, Va.
Bullitt County Stone
Rogers Group Inc.
Shepherdsville, Ky.
Charlotte Quarry
Martin Marietta
Charlotte, N.C.
Jamesville Quarry
Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
Jamesville, N.Y.
Meyer Material Co.
Aggregate Industries Inc.
Algonquin, Ill.

South Russellville Quarry
Vulcan Materials Co.
Russellville, Ala.

Excellence in Community Relations Gold Award Recipients

The Excellence in Community Relations Program was created in 1989 to recognize aggregate producers whose community involvement and support activities have enhanced the public’s perception of the aggregates industry and the public image of the individual producer’s aggregate operation in particular. The gold award is given to the top 10 percent of facilities receiving the highest score from NSSGA’s selected group of independent judges.

Acton Quarry
Dufferin Aggregates
Acton, Ontario, Canada
Beckmann Quarry
Martin Marietta
San Antonio, Texas
Dixie Lee Quarry
Vulcan Materials Co.
Concord, Tenn.
Franklin Quarry
Vulcan Materials Co.
Franklin, Tenn.
Hillsboro Quarry
Rogers Group Inc.
Hillsboro, Tenn.
Shelly Materials 
East Fultonham
The Shelly Company, Div. of Oldcastle Inc.
East Fultonham, Ohi