NRMCA Announces Winners of 2021 Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards
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NRMCA has announced the winners of the 2021 NRMCA Environmental Excellence Awards. Now in its 26th year, the program offers NRMCA Producer members national recognition for outstanding contributions in protecting the environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices in their operations. The program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance requirements and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment.
Entries were reviewed by a panel of judges based on electronic images with a written narrative covering 10 evaluation criteria, including site aesthetics, environmental documentation, training, water management, air quality management, returned concrete plan, community relations, concrete delivery and plant sustainability practices. This year’s program provides awards in three categories based on geographic regions in which the plant is located (Eastern, Central and Western). Eligible plants include NRMCA Producer members. The Environmental Excellence Awards program is co-sponsored by Concrete Products magazine.
“The NRMCA Environmental Excellence Awards Program was completely revised four years ago. Rules changes have made it easier for plants to enter, making the competition even tougher, especially in 2021 when we saw a record number of entries. These plants have demonstrated that they are the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to being good stewards of the environment,” said Gary Mullings, NRMCA executive vice president, operations and compliance.
“This is an excellent example of the ready mixed concrete industry’s attention to environmental excellence,” added NRMCA President Michael Philipps. “These winning entries clearly demonstrate the incorporation of environmental management systems into their plants’ operations.”
The honored plants are as follows (runner-ups are listed alphabetically):
First Place: Chandler Concrete, Mebane Plant, Mebane, NC
Runner-ups: Maschmeyer Concrete Company, St. Cloud Plant, St Cloud, FL; Superior Concrete/U.S. Concrete, Inc., DC Plant, Washington, DC and S&W Concrete/Titan, Murrells Inlet Plant, Murrells Inlet, NC
First Place: Cemstone Concrete Materials, Northfield Plant, Northfield, MN
Runner-ups: Conco Companies/CRH, Branson Plant, Hollister, MO; Ingram Concrete/U.S. Concrete, Inc., Chisholm Trail #767 Plant, Crowley, TX and VCNA Prairie, LLC Yard 1001 Plant, Bridgeview, IL
First Place: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Summit View Plant, Ft. Collins, CO
Runner-ups: CalPortland, Duwamish Plant, Seattle; Rock & Rail LLC/Martin Marietta, Highway 34 Facility, Johnston, CO and Western Rock Products/CRH, Fort Pierce Plant, St. George, UT
Plants receiving awards will be honored at this year’s ConcreteWorks in Orlando, FL. Honored facilities will also be featured in an article in an upcoming edition of Concrete Products magazine and be listed on the NRMCA website.
For more information, contact Gary Mullings at firstname.lastname@example.org.