March 2008 – AggBeat
“Callanan Industries demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity by achieving Wildlife at Work certification at the Cordell Road Facility,” according to WHC.
This certification is in place for a two- to three-year period, and projects are ongoing year-round. WHC also points out that application criteria are stringent. Callanan is part of Oldcastle Materials Group.
High School Students Compete in Construction Challenge
Liebherr Mining and Construction Equipment, Inc. sponsored two teams of high school students from New Horizons Regional Education Center (NHREC) to compete in Destination Imagination, Inc., an international construction challenge bringing together high school students from across the U.S. to learn more about construction careers, infrastructure, construction equipment, creative problem solving, and teamwork.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) also partnered with Destination Imagination to develop and implement an international construction challenge to strengthen the future construction workforce.
Two teams from New Horizon’s Governor School for Science and Technology and the Career and Technical Education Center qualified on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, during the regional rally in Glassboro, N.J.
The students competed in three timed challenges consisting of infrastructure dialogue, a technical engineering and design challenge, and a “road warrior” product development exercise. The Newport News and Hampton students will advance to the final Construction Challenge tournament at ConExpo-Con/Agg this month in Las Vegas.
Texas Operation Starts ‘Adopt-a-School’ Program
After county and city authorities expressed curiosity about Bastrop, Texas-based Texas Aggregate LLC, the operation opened its doors to them to show what it was all about. “We showed them our operation, and they were impressed with it,” says Barry Dobbs, equipment manager for Texas Aggregate LP.
But that also made Dobbs and others at the aggregate producer realize that many others aren’t familiar with the operation, what it does, or even the role it plays in everyday life.