Aggregate Industries US Recognized for Excellence in Environmental and Community Relations Initiatives

Feb 08, 2012, 12:32 ET from Aggregate Industries US

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, is pleased to announce that a number of its facilities were awarded Environmental Excellence and Community Relations Awards from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).

The environmental excellence award recognizes facilities actively executing local sustainability strategies through measurable technical and regulatory benchmarks.

The Littleton Quarry located in Massachusetts received the gold environmental excellence award.  Algonquin Sand and Gravel located in Illinois and Accokeek Sand and Gravel located in Maryland received the silver award, and Longmont Sand and Gravel located in Colorado received the bronze award.

The community relations award recognizes companies that effectively enhance public perception of the aggregates industry. NSSGA awards those facilities that demonstrate they are an asset to their community, good neighbors and responsible corporate citizens.

The Aggregate Industries US River Distribution System located in Minnesota received the silver community relations award and the company's Sloan Quarry located in Nevada received the bronze award.

"Aggregate Industries US believes that our unique programs enhance the communities where we operate," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Aggregate Industries US. "We are extremely proud of the facilities that have received each award and commend their initiative in bringing corporate goals to their communities."

Aggregate Industries US is committed to creating innovative advancements in quality, safety and sustainability strategies. The company's core goals of innovation, conservation and corporate social responsibility are pursued on both corporate and local levels. Collaboration between community relations and sustainability initiatives are bolstered by the local knowledge of employees to aid in the advancement of these objectives.

About Aggregate Industries US

Aggregate Industries US is a leading provider of aggregate and construction materials to markets in 16 states and more than 300 cities.

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