Holcim US Aggregate Operations Earn Top Awards for Community and Environmental Excellence


Chicago, IL, September 28, 2021 –  The National, Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently recognized eight Holcim US facilities for their environmental and community efforts. The recognition is part of NSSGA's annual Community and Environmental Excellence Awards. 

"Aggregates are the foundation of our building industry, and caring for the environment around our facilities and the communities we serve is a core value for Holcim employees," said Michael LeMonds, U.S. Head of Environment, Land and Government Affairs. "We understand our mandate to reinvent the way the world builds as we seek to become a net-zero company. Uplifting the communities and environment where we live and work is part of that commitment." 

Holcim US recipients include:  

Gold Award

  • Battle Creek Sand & Gravel Pit (MI) for environmental excellence
  • Fox River Quarry (IL) for environmental excellence
  • Lockport Quarry (NY) for environmental excellence

Silver Award

  • Dundee Quarry (MI) for environmental excellence
  • Marblehead Quarry (OH) for community relations excellence

Bronze Award

  • Chelsea Sand & Gravel Pit (MI) for environmental excellence
  • Peabody Quarry (MA) for community relations excellence
  • Wayland Sand & Gravel Pit (MI) for environmental excellence


NSSGA cited the winning locations' environmental management programs, land conservation efforts and continued community involvement as critical factors in determining awardees. 

“We are thrilled to congratulate Holcim on their accomplishments with winning multiple NSSGA Awards of Excellence in the Community Relations and the Environmental categories,” said NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson. “By recognizing the achievements of these teams, we as an industry are able to learn from their success stories which in turn will improve NSSGA members’ overall environmental stewardship efforts and local community involvement across the country.”

NSSGA began the awards programs to recognize aggregate producers who help enhance the public perception of the industry and its operations by supporting local communities and exceeding technical, environmental and regulatory requirements.

About Holcim

Holcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company. It has four businesses: cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete as well as advanced solutions and products that include precast concrete, asphalt and mortar. With its broad portfolio Holcim solves the toughest challenges facing masons, builders, architects and engineers, bringing industry-leading innovations and services to customers challenged by urbanization, population growth and the demand for sustainability. Headquartered in Switzerland and with leading positions in all regions, Holcim employs approximately 80,000 employees in around 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.

In the United States, Holcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.


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