National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association announces annual awards
Chicago, IL, September 24, 2020 — This week, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced its 2020 award winners for excellence in community relations and environmental performance. Four Holcim US facilities received awards, including:
- Freedom Sand and Gravel (NY): Gold award for environmental excellence.
- Marblehead Quarry (OH): Gold award for environmental excellence and a bronze award for community relations excellence.
- Elburn Sand and Gravel (IL): Silver award for environmental excellence.
- King George Sand and Gravel (VA): Bronze award for environmental excellence.
“This recognition is about more than the awards,” said Jay Moreau, CEO, US Aggregates and Construction Materials at Holcim in the US. “This is confirmation of our employees’, managers’ and leadership team’s dedication to providing sustainable materials, being stewards of the environment and being a valued member of the communities in which we work.”
NSSGA began the two awards programs to recognize aggregate producers who help enhance the public perception of the industry and their individual operations by supporting local communities and exceeding technical, environmental and regulatory requirements.
“We congratulate Holcim’s operations on their accomplishments, and are proud of their contributions to represent the aggregates industry at the highest levels,” said NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson. “NSSGA’s Awards of Excellence showcase the superb efforts of our member companies as leaders in community involvement, environmental stewardship and workplace safety.”
The Environmental Excellence Awards program provides national recognition for NSSGA producer member operations that actively contribute to environmental maintenance in their operations through a commitment to the exemplary use of environmental systems and controls.
The Community Relations Awards program highlights operations that have supported their communities through local events, donations and volunteer services, local and state government involvement, media relations and educational opportunities.
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.