Awards and Recognition

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the Awards of Excellence in Community Relations, Safety and Health and Environmental Excellence before May 31, 2019. We are in the process of judging the applications at this time.

NSSGA will announce the winners and present the Community Relations, Environmental and Safety Excellence Awards during NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum, Nov. 18-20, 2019. To register for the event, please click here.

Please check out the awards categories and previous recipients below.

Environment Awards

The Environmental Excellence Award provides national recognition for operations who actively demonstrate a commitment to the exemplary use of environmental controls and systems. The Environmental Leadership award recognizes an individual for outstanding commitment to environmental practices.

Community Relations Awards

Community Relations Excellence Awards recognize producers whose community involvement and support activities enhance the public’s perception of the aggregates industry and the individual producer’s operation.

Safety and Health Awards

The Safety Excellence Awards recognize operations that maintain a safe workplace, evidenced by its safety performance over a consecutive period of time without an MSHA-reportable injury.

National Stars of Excellence

The National Stars of Excellence award is presented to an operation with multiple Gold Awards in Safety, Community Relations or Envionmental Excellence within five years.

Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award

In February of 1997, the aggregates industry lost a longtime friend with the passing of Barry K. Wendt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Known for his outgoing, friendly disposition and spirited nature, he was a great friend and champion to the industry. He often gave of his own personal time to solve industry problems. Barry tirelessly…

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