CEMEX USA announced Monday the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognized 24 CEMEX USA facilities for environmental and safety excellence with two operations earning the 2017 Environmental Excellence Gold Award.

FEC Quarry in Miami, Fla., and Center Hill Mine in Center Hill, Fla., both received the NSSGA’s 2017 Environmental Excellence Gold Award during a ceremony in front of legislators and industry experts at the NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting Monday in Washington, D.C. The annual NSSGA awards honor aggregate operations for commitment to safety and safe environmental practices.

NSSGA also recognized CEMEX USA’s Center Hill Mine with its Stars of Excellence for earning the Gold Award multiple times in five years. 474 Sand Mine in Clermont, Fla., and SCL Quarry in Miami, both received the NSSGA’s 2017 Environmental Excellence Silver Award. Nine other CEMEX facilities won bronze.

2017 NSSGA Environmental Excellence Awards

Gold: FEC Quarry, Center Hill Mine

Silver: 474 Sand Mine, SCL Quarry

Bronze: Lake Wales, Davenport, Deerfield, Gator, Union & Palmdale Sand Mines, St. Catherine Mine, Krome Quarry and Brooksville Quarry

Eleven CEMEX USA locations also were recognized by the NSSGA, achieving the 2017 NSSGA Safety Excellence Award, for their ongoing commitment to safety.

2017 NSSGA Safety Excellence Awards

Bronze: Center Hill Mine, Lake Wales, Inglis Quarry, St. Catherine Mine, Union Sand Mine and Deerfield Sand Mine

Certificate: Lytle Creek Quarry, Davenport, Gator, Palmdale and 474 Sand Mines

“We are honored the NSSGA recognized so many CEMEX facilities for their ongoing dedication to the environment and safety,” CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos said. “Respecting the environment and living up to high safety standards are two principles CEMEX follows every day. These facilities serve as shining examples in the industry and make us very proud.”

“It is a pleasure to congratulate the outstanding men and women of these operations for their commitment to safety and environmental stewardship,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “Sharing these recognitions with our elected officials helps to educate Congress on the value that our operations have to communities across the country.”

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