HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three CEMEX USA facilities in Florida received recognition Sunday from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) for outstanding community involvement, and FEC Quarry in Miami, Fla., led the way earning the NSSGA’s coveted 2018 Platinum Award for Excellence in Community Relations.
CEMEX USA representatives including Kirk Light, CEMEX USA Regional President—Florida Region, accepted the award during a ceremony at the NSSGA’s Annual Convention in Houston.
“The FEC Quarry and all of our operations in Florida are committed to developing long-lasting relationships in their communities while working in a responsible and sustainable fashion,” Light said. “This achievement demonstrates the FEC team’s tremendous ongoing efforts in South Florida to inform, educate and respond to the community in which they operate.”
NSSGA also recognized FEC Quarry with its Two Stars of Excellence Award, a distinction for earning both an Environmental Excellence Gold Award in 2017 and a Community Relations Gold Award this year. The organization presents the accolade to operations that receive two Gold Awards within a five-year period.
At its FEC Quarry, CEMEX actively hosts tours of the operation, routinely welcoming businesses and civic groups to the operation for lunches and panel discussions to learn about the facility. Local, state and congressional lawmakers are also frequent guests where employees educate them on the value of quarries.
“CEMEX strives to be a good neighbor in the communities where we live and operate. We are proud of these honors from the NSSGA and thank our team at FEC Quarry for being leaders in the industry,” said CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos. “At CEMEX, our people not only provide the materials to build a better future, but they show eagerness to strengthen the bonds within the communities around them.”
CEMEX’s 474 Sand Mine in Clermont, Fla., and Davenport Sand Mine in Davenport, Fla., were also recognized by the NSSGA, each earning 2018 Bronze Awards for Excellence in Community Relations. Just last year, both operations were on the award list from the NSSGA.
“Quarries provide good-paying jobs in addition to providing the materials used to build local roads, schools, hospitals and more. A good community relations program is key to any operation anywhere in the country,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Its U.S. network includes 11 cement plants, more than 50 strategically located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 270 ready-mix concrete plants.