Nearly 350 runners and walkers took part in CEMEX USA’s first-ever Quarry Quest 5k race on Dec. 8 at its FEC Quarry in Miami. The race raised $10,000 in support of nearly 38,000 South Florida Boy Scouts and followed a course through the quarry. Participants saw large equipment used in the operation along the racecourse and were able to learn more about it.
“CEMEX is committed to building a better future while nurturing long-lasting relationships in the communities where we live and operate,” said Kirk Light, CEMEX USA regional president, Florida region. “FEC Quarry has led by example with constant efforts to contribute to South Florida while teaching our neighbors about our facility and how it is integral in the construction of roads, buildings and infrastructure they use every day.”
FEC Quarry earned NSSGA’s 2018 Platinum Community Relations Award in recognition of its outstanding community relations programs. In addition, it earned NSSGA’s Two Stars of Excellence Award for earning both the Platinum award and the 2017 Environmental Excellence Gold Award.
FEC Quarry was established in 1974 and is CEMEX’s second largest aggregate-producing operation in the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey recently ranked FEC Quarry third in the nation in production volume among crushed stone quarries.