AIUS Facilities Take Home Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for Environmental Excellence and Community Relations
Bedford, MA, March 17, 2015 – Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, is pleased to announce that five of their facilities received awards from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). Two facilities were granted Environmental Excellence Awards and three facilities were granted Community Relations Awards.
“As a leader in aggregate production, it is imperative that Aggregate Industries US continues to prioritize the communities in which we operate,” said Filiberto Ruiz, president and chief executive officer of Aggregate Industries US. “Our facilities’ incredible commitment to the community, environmental protection and sustainability has resulted in these distinctions for which we are honored.”
Aggregate Industries US Swampscott Quarry, located in Swampscott, Massachusetts, received the gold environmental excellence award for exemplary use of environmental controls and exceeding requirements in the regulatory, technical and environmental categories.The Aggregate Industries US Algonquin plant, located in Algonquin, Ill., also received a silver award in the same category.
Aggregate Industries US River System, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a Silver community relations award for being responsible corporate citizens, good neighbors and an asset to their community. This is the second year that the River System has been recognized by the NSSGA. Additionally, Accokeek Sand and Gravel, located in Brandywine, Maryland and Sloan Quarry located in Las Vegas, Nevada, both received bronze awards in this category respectively. This is also the third recognition by the NSSGA for Accokeek Sand and Gravel and the second for the Sloan Quarry.
“We are thrilled to receive these distinctions from the NSSGA and proud of our facilities for their continued dedication,” said Guy Edwards, chief operating officer of Aggregate Industries. “I applaud the employees for their ongoing community relations initiatives.”
Aggregate Industries US is committed to creating advancements in quality, safety and sustainability. The company’s core goals of innovation, conservation and corporate social responsibility are pursued on both corporate and local levels. Collaboration between the local communities we operate in and our operations are bolstered by the local knowledge of employees to aid in these advancements.
About Aggregate Industries US
Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, is a leading provider of aggregate and construction materials to markets in 16 states and more than 300 cities.
Robin L. DeCarlo
VP, Corporate Communications