March 2008 – AggBeat
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by Tina Grady Barbaccia, Senior Editor
Vulcan Aids in Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser
Vulcan Materials Co.’s Midsouth Division, along with industry participants and supporters Stowers/Caterpillar, Power Equipment/Komatsu, Renfro Construction, Blalock Companies, Tema Isenmann, and Industrial Fabrication and Repair participated in this past year’s Fifth Annual Vulcan Materials and Cure Finders Foundation “Make A Break Thru for CF (cystic fibrosis)” Sporting Clays Tournament, one of the largest benefit sporting clays tournament in Tennessee, the second largest in the Southeast, and now in the top 10 in the United States, according to Cure Finders. The organization was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to raising awareness and research funding to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
This year’s “Make A Break Thru for CF” tournament will take place April 25-26 at Chilhowee Sportmen’s Club in Maryville, Tenn. The tournament will once again have shooters with Olympic, International, Team USA, Senior and Super Veteran, Tennessee and Kentucky State Champion credentials. First-timers and part-timers also are expected to participate, and the tournament is structured in a way that enables every participant a chance to win by competing against only others with similar skills.
For more information about participating or being a sponsor of the tournament, or to find out more about Cure Finders’ fight against cystic fibrosis, send e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.curefinders.org.
Granite Construction Cleans Up After California Wildfires
The city of San Diego hired Granite Construction Co. to clear ash and debris from private properties destroyed in the wildfires late last year in San Diego. The effort was under the City of San Diego Fire Cleanup Program and was part of its rapid-fire recovery effort.
Granite Construction and A.J. Diani from Santa Maria worked in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego through the end of the 2007. Granite Construction worked to remove debris from destroyed homes on the west side of I-15, while A.J. Diani worked on the east side of I-15.
“Removing debris is a critical process,” according to a Granite Construction press release. Hazard assessments to understand what harmful materials may exist, photo documentation of the sites, and separating ash from concrete and metals were all critical parts of this process, according to the Granite press release. Dust control also was being carefully monitored, and there were plans to put a program in place to recycle concrete and metals. Granite also worked with an arborist to determine what trees could be salvaged from the fire.
Callanan Recognized for Environmental Stewardship
Employees at Callanan Industries, Inc.’s Cordell Road Facility were internationally recognized for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 19th Annual Symposium, “The Value of Green.”