WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), a Holcim Group Company, is marking the centennial of its parent company in 2012 with Together for Communities, a year-long initiative in which employees lead local volunteer projects. Throughout the year employees from AIUS' Midwest region contributed more than 1,500 volunteer hours to community projects and events in the area.
"In planning and executing these projects, the Midwest region has shown great initiative and a deep knowledge of its communities," said Filiberto Ruiz, deputy chief executive officer of Aggregate Industries US. "The region's response to Together for Communities demonstrates exemplary dedication to our values of strength, performance and passion. I commend the employees in this region and look forward to our continued partnership with local communities."
Throughout 2012, employees in the Midwest region participated in numerous events as part of the Together for Communities initiative. The employees' efforts focused on education, the environment and community needs. They collaborated with Feed My Starving Children, local food banks and related organizations to provide food to those in need.
Other endeavors focused on the environment, including work with the Michigan State Parks in Allegan and Berry County, the Prairie Green project, Buffalo River State Park clean up, the St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park restoration event, and a tree planting at Rum River in Minnesota. The Midwest region also participated in a variety of events throughout the year, including the Boulder Marathon, Fox River Ride for the Troops, Ride for a Cure and the Austin Gerres Overline Benefit.
Together for Communities builds on the Holcim mission and extends the values that are essential to creating the highest quality products. Holcim Ltd hopes to engage as many of its 80,000 worldwide employees as possible to volunteer for one day in their community. Because Holcim recognizes employees have unique knowledge of their communities, each project is employee-led and geared toward local needs. Though each volunteer activity is driven by local needs, the initiative is a global one.
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