NSSGA reveals award winners for Safety, Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards

Tina Grady Barbaccia

January 6, 2011

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced on Jan. 6 the gold, silver, and bronze winners of the organizations Safety, Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards. The awards program recognizes aggregates operations throughout the United States and Canada for their extraordinary commitment to safety, for their superior performance as environmental stewards, and for their community involvement and support activities that have enhanced the image of the aggregates industry during 2009-2010.

All Gold Awards in each category will be presented at NSSGA’s 2011 Annual Convention in Las Vegas at the Encore, on Wednesday, March 23. Operations that accumulate Gold Awards in Safety, Environmental, or Community Relations over a five-year period will also receive a Stars of Excellence Award at the Annual Convention. An announcement of those winners will be issued later this month.

Gold Award Winners


Sterling Safety Award Winners
Aggregates USA, LLC,  Large Category, Knoxville, Tenn.
Chantilly Crushed Stone, Medium Category, Chantilly, Va.
Iddings Quarry, Inc., Small Category, Mifflinburg, Pa.

Safety Excellence Award Winners
Martin Marietta Materials, Western Division, North Troy Quarry, Mill Creek, Okla.
Vulcan Materials Company Southeast Division, Siloam Quarry, Greensboro, Ga.
Vulcan Materials Company Southwest Division, Knippa Quarry, Knippa, Texas
Vulcan Materials Company Southeast Division, Barin Quarry, Fortson, Ga.
Vulcan Materials Company Southeast Division, Dalton Quarry, Dalton, Ga.
Vulcan Materials Company Southwest Division, Abilene Black Lease Quarry, Abilene, Texas
Lehigh Hanson Inc., North Region, KY Quarry, Somerset, Ky
Tilcon Connecticut /Oldcastle, Southington Sand & Pit, Southington, Conn.
New Enterprises Stone & Lime Co., Union Furnace Quarry & Mill, Tryone, Pa.

Community Relations

TXI, TXI MILL CREEK, Mill Creek, Okla.
Luck Stone Corporation, Spotsylvania Plant, Fredericksburg, Va.
Tilcon New York Inc., Mt. Hope Quarry, Wharton, N.J.
Vulcan Materials Company, Stafford Quarry, Stafford, Va.
Shelly Materials Company, Belle Center Quarry, Belle Center, Ohio
Rogers Group, Inc., Gallatin Quarry ,Gallatin, Tenn.
Shelly Materials Company, Clay Center Quarry, Clay Center, Ohio


Vulcan Materials Company, Huntsville Quarry, Huntsville, Ala.
Granite Construction Company, Indio Facility, Indio, Calif.
Luck Stone Corporation, Powhatan Plant, Powhatan, Va.
CalPortland  Company, Pioneer Aggregates, Dupont, Wash.
Conco Quarries, Willard Quarry, Willard, Mo.
Vulcan Materials Company, Pride Quarry, Tuscumbia, Ala.

“Despite the continuing economic challenges this year, the responses from our member companies represent exemplary efforts of their employees on behalf of the aggregates industry,” NSSGA President and CEO Joy Wilson said in a written statement announcing the award winners. “We are so pleased to be able to recognize these operations whose achievements in the fields of safety, environment, and community relations remind us of the important role the aggregates industry plays in ensuring a greater quality of life in America.”

The Sterling Safety Award was created in 1994 to recognize the companies that have the lowest total accident incidence rate for the previous year in their category among NSSGA member companies. The Safety Excellence Program was created in 1987 to promote safe working conditions and practices and to recognize, on an annual basis, individual operations with exemplary safety records among NSSGA member companies.

The Environmental Excellence Awards program was created in 1992 to provide national recognition for aggregate producers that meet and exceed technical, environmental, and regulatory requirements.

Finally, the Excellence in Community Relations program was created in 1989 to recognize aggregate producers whose community involvement and support activities have enhanced the public’s perception of the aggregates industry in general and the public image of the individual producer’s aggregate operation in particular.

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