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NAPA OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AWARDS

Community Values
Giving back to the neighborhood and generating goodwill
By Martha K. Silver

sphalt plants are members
of the communities in
which they serve. As a
community member,
it is important
for asphalt plants to be a good
neighbor. Asphalt plants that are
good neighbors become known for
giving back and participating in the
well-being of the community.
NAPA's Community Involvement
Award recognizes companies that
have made community involvement,
outreach, and volunteerism part
of their corporate culture. This
year's two winners and two
finalists embody the values that
make them good neighbors in
their communities and enable
their employees to proudly act as
ambassadors for their companies.

WINNER
Rogers Group Inc.
Gallatin, Tenn.
Making community involvement
part of the corporate culture is
a commitment that takes time,
resources, and money to participate
in beneficial activities, and help
when requested. Rogers Group
understands that commitment and
has a robust community relations
program to accomplish the effort.
In 2016, 80 of the company's
175 employees enthusiastically

participated in 30 community
involvement projects - more than
1,650 man-hours were donated by
employees for these activities. These
employees are active representatives
in the field. They observe the
ways Rogers Group assists in their
community, making it possible
for the company to offer resources
before the community has a chance
to ask for help. Employee volunteers
are actively engaged in community
involvement activities because they
see the good they accomplish and
appreciate that their input
is valued.
"Rogers Group has a good
reputation in the communities we
serve," Rogers Group Administrative
Assistant/Community Relations
Coordinator Judy Bowling said.
"Our managers are on a firstname basis with most of our plant
neighbors, business partners, school
representatives, community leaders,
and elected officials. This is due
to the multiple efforts we take to
develop relationships with each of
these stakeholder groups and invest
in the community any way we can.
People see that, and it affects how
they see us."
The company has developed a
reputation as a supportive member
of the community. "When they
see our logo on a Little League

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jersey, a sponsor banner at a nonprofit's event, or just on the side
of a fleet vehicle, it serves as a
reminder of this relationship and
of Rogers Group's commitment to
the community," said Bowling. "If
a school group needs a donation -
either money or materials - they
know they can count on us."
Rogers Group supports a wide
variety of organizations and is
known for providing help as
quickly as possible. Schools, trade
associations, charities, youth sports,
and other community-focused
groups have spread the word about
the company's commitment and
engagement with the community.
Some requests are as small as $50
or $100 donations; others are for
materials and worker expertise. All
are met with the same enthusiasm.
This reputation earns Rogers
Group community goodwill, as
well. When neighbors call one
of the company's plants with a
concern, they know it will be
addressed as quickly as possible.
The community knows it can get
results by talking directly to Rogers
Group about a plant or construction
site, instead of going straight to the
media or City Hall.
In addition to the company's
work in the community, Rogers
Group has become renown for its


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Back to Basics: Quality Matters
Thinlay Projects on the Ground
NAPA Operational Excellence Awards
Outstanding Brochure Award: Differentiating With Diamonds
Community Involvement Awards: Community Values
Ecological Award: Think Green
Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Awards: Improving Safety Culture and Accountability
Outstanding Website Award: Asphalt Pavement Resources at Your Fingertips
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - President’s Perspective
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Industry News
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 14
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Back to Basics: Quality Matters
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 17
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Thinlay Projects on the Ground
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - NAPA Operational Excellence Awards
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Outstanding Brochure Award: Differentiating With Diamonds
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Community Involvement Awards: Community Values
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Ecological Award: Think Green
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Outstanding Website Award: Asphalt Pavement Resources at Your Fingertips
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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