Excellence in Community Relations Awards
FEC Quarry – 2018 Platinum Award Recipients
Stringtown Quarry – 2018 Platinum Award Recipients
The Community Relations awards program, launched in 1989, recognizes aggregates producers who actively engage their communities through a variety of platforms. Participating in local community and government forums, interacting with local media, or organizing tours and educational events for students and elected officials are valuable ways to engage with the community. The efforts recognized by this award demonstrate that our operations are integral to the economic health and well-being of our nation.
The ultimate goal of the Community Relations award program is improvement of the public’s perception of both local crushed stone, sand and gravel operations and the aggregates industry.
- Encourage Producers to get Involved in their Local Communities. Aggregates operations are essential community members that play a vital role in the economic growth of our society. As contributors to our national prosperity, NSSGA encourages its members to establish a productive dialogue with local communities to ensure the public remains aware of our industry’s contributions.
- Encourage Producers to Contribute to the Health and Well-Being of our Society. NSSGA member operations should encourage their employees to take an active approach in establishing programs and initiatives that invest time and resources into addressing the shared interests and needs of the local community.
- Encourage Producers to Begin Working with Local Media to Develop Positive Media Attention. NSSGA encourages its members to build constructive relationships with local journalists. Fair and objective reporting benefits operators and the community.
2018 Award Winners
|Silver Spring Quarry||Gold||Oldcastle, Inc.||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|Ames Mine||Gold||Martin Marietta||Ames, IA|
|Mt. Holly Quarry||Gold||Oldcastle, Inc.||Mt. Holly Springs, PA|
|Chico Quarry||Gold||Martin Marietta||Bridgeport, TX|
|Forsyth Quarry||Gold||Martin Marietta||Suwanee, GA|
|FEC Quarry||Platinum||CEMEX||Miami, FL|
|Stringtown Quarry||Platinum||LafargeHolcim||Stringtown, OK|
|Stoneco Maybee||Gold||Oldcastle, Inc.||Maybee, MI|
|Henrietta Quarry||Silver||Rogers Group, Inc.||Mooresboro, NC|
|Mitchell Crushed Stone Quarry||Silver||Rogers Group, Inc.||Mitchell, IN|
|Spanish Springs Quarry||Silver||Martin Marietta||Sparks, NV|
|Stoneco Burmeister Quarry||Silver||Oldcastle, Inc.||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Pompton Lakes Quarry||Silver||Tilcon New York Inc.||Pompton Lakes, NJ|
|Stokesdale Quarry||Silver||Vulcan Materials Company||Stokesdale, NC|
|Stoneco Maumee Quarry||Silver||Oldcastle, Inc.||Maumee, OH|
|Staker Parson Companies||Silver||Oldcastle, Inc.||Ogden, UT|
|Stony Creek Quarry||Silver||Irving Materials, Inc.||Noblesville, IN|
|Stoneco Newport Quarry||Silver||Oldcastle, Inc.||Newport, MI|
|Belle Center Quarry||Silver||Oldcastle, Inc.||Belle Center, OH|
|Oak Ridge Quarry||Bronze||Rogers Group, Inc.||Oak Ridge, TN|
|Cookeville Quarry||Bronze||Rogers Group, Inc.||Cookeville, TN|
|Slippery Rock Quarry||Bronze||Snyder Associated Companies, Inc.||Slippery Rock, PA|
|Dolese Bros. Co.||Bronze||Dolese Bros. Co.||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Sevierville Quarry||Bronze||Vulcan Materials Company||Sevierville, TN|
|474 Sand Mine||Bronze||CEMEX||Clermont, FL|
|Oak Hall Quarry||Bronze||Lehigh Hanson||Boalsburg, PA|
|Stoneco Moscow||Bronze||Oldcastle, Inc.||Horton, MI|
|Princeton Quarry||Bronze||Snyder Associated Companies, Inc.||Kittanning, PA|
|Stoneco Ottawa Lake||Bronze||Oldcastle, Inc.||Ottawa Lake, MI|
|Corona Quarry||Bronze||Vulcan Materials Company||Corona, CA|
|Bolingbrook Quarry||Bronze||Vulcan Materials Company||Bolingbrook, IL|
|Jamesville Quarry||Bronze||Lehigh Hanson||Jamesville, NY|
|Ardmore Quarry||Bronze||Lehigh Hanson||Fort Wayne, IN|
|Cowan Quarry||Bronze||Rogers Group, Inc.||Cowan, TN|
|Presque Isle Quarry||Bronze||LafargeHolcim||Presque Isle, MI|
|Davenport Sand Mine||Bronze||CEMEX||Davenport, FL|
|Bloomington Crushed Stone||Bronze||Rogers Group, Inc.||Bloomington, IN|
|Oldham County Stone||Bronze||Rogers Group, Inc.||Crestwood, KY|
Every active NSSGA member is eligible for an award.
Each application will be judged on several criteria (see judging for criteria) and be awarded a score from 1-10 points. Applicants will then be eligible to receive an award at either the platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels.
Platinum: The highest score will be announced on state at NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy forum in November 2019.
Gold: Granted to facilities who earn a cumulative score in the top 10 percent.
A facility that receives a Gold category designation will be automatically recognized for a period of five years from the time the facility first receives the designation. After five years the facility is eligible to reapply for recognition.
Silver: Awarded to entries with a score in the next 25 percent.
Bronze: Presented to applicants who receive scores of at least 70 percen total available points.
The Community Relations Excellence Award applications will be judged on the following criteria:
- Community Outreach and Special Events
- Charitable Donations and Volunteer Service
- Political Engagement
- Social Media Prescence
- Educational Programs and Outreach
- Facility and Property Management
- Collaboration with Television, Online, and Print Media
Scoring summaries and individual judging sheets are confidential and will not be made public information.
Gold and Platinum Awards will be presented at NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum. Silver and Bronze Awards will be mailed to winners unable to attend the policy forum.
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. Those entries that submit a completed self-certification entry form will receive this basic level of recognition.
- Certificates of Achievement will be awarded in the Community Outreach and Special Events, Charitable Donations and Volunteer Service, Political Engagement, Social Media Presence, Educational Programs and Outreach, Facility and Property Management, and Collaboration with Television, Online and Print Media categories for companies wishing to submit one or more areas of a community relations program. Those entries that submit a completed self-certification entry form will receive this basic level of recognition.
- Any active NSSGA member is eligible for the award.
- Applicants will be recognized with a Certificate of Achievement.
- This award category is not judged.
- This award is not presented at any NSSGA event. Certificates will be mailed to winners.