Awards and Recognition

NSSGA offers a wide variety of awards programs—excellence in community relations, environmental stewardship and safety, as well as individual honors—to recognize operations and people in the aggregates industry for their pursuit of excellence. Those recognized truly represent the industry’s best…

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…

National Stars of Excellence

The National Stars of Excellence is NSSGA’s most significant and prestigious award that can be earned by an individual aggregates operation. NSSGA’s National Stars of Excellence program began in 2001 and is presented to those operations earning multiple excellence awards.

Community Relations Awards

Certificate of Achievement–Certificates of Achievement will be awarded in the Community Participation, Education, Media Relations, Communication and Local and State Government categories for companies wishing to submit one or more areas of a community relations program.

Safety and Health Awards

Safety Excellence Award–The Safety Excellence Awards, originated in 1987, are presented based on the ability of an individual mine site to maintain a safe workplace, evidenced by its safety performance over a consecutive period of time without an MSHA reportable injury.

Environment Awards

Certificate of Achievement–Those entries that submit a completed self-certification entry form will receive this basic level of recognition. Any active NSSGA producer member operation is eligible for the award.

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