Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - July/August 2011 - (Page 7)
STONE, SAND & GRAVEL
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL STONE SAND & GRAVEL ASSOCIATION
Stepping Forward. Giving Back.
Renewing Our Social License Through Community Relations.
The bimonthly publication of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association July/August 2011, Volume 27, Number 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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12 COMMUNITY RELATIONS IS KEY TO UNLOCKING THE ANSWERS TO A
NSSGA has repeatedly stated it is only with the goodwill of our members’ neighbors that we can succeed in our industry. In 2010, six member operations won Excellence in Community Relations Gold. John English, manager, public affairs, Vulcan Materials Company, takes a closer look at how these six companies made all the right moves.
On the Cover:
The Hedrick Industries’ Grove Stone and Sand Quarry located in Swannanoa, N.C., is the site for the Colburn Earth Science Museum’s outdoor education classroom. A representative from Colburn is teaching about the geology of the Appalachian Mountains, the quarrying process and proper reclamation techniques to young girls from Colburn’s Science Sisters Camp. From this vantage point, teachers and students can safely see the Swannanoa Valley, Black Mountain Range and the North Fork Reservoir, as well as quarry operations. The partnership with Colburn Earth Science Museum allows Grove Stone and Sand the opportunity to teach the importance of mining in an environmentally responsible manner while also informing young students about the importance of aggregates to everyday life. In starting this education process at an early age, Grove Stone is promoting a positive image of the industry to the next generation.
21 IN PURSUIT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
One aspect of social responsibility is engaging in more meaningful relationships with neighboring business, residences and the community at large. Wendy Schlett, senior project manager, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., and member of the NSSGA Sustainability Task Force, discusses how the long-term viability of the aggregates industry is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a social license to operate.
23 PREPARING INDUSTRY’S FUTURE LEADERS AT THE YOUNG LEADERS’
Chris Upp, Conco Quarries, Inc., and YL chairman, recounts this year’s YL annual meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. Highlights include a tour of the CEMEX FEC Quarry, a community service project with FEEDING South Florida and valuable insights from top industry executives into what it takes to become a leader.
27 NSSGA IS GROWING FORWARD WITH ITS NEW GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN
NSSGA’s Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Pam Whitted outlines the association’s new grassroots campaign aimed to grow NSSGA’s grassroots participation to further amplify its voice with federal ofﬁcials in advocating for the passage of a well-funded, multi-year highway reauthorization bill this year.
29 DON’T EXPECT SNOW IN CHARLOTTE
It’s not too early to talk about AGG1 2012, and Rick Feltes, Lafarge, and chairman of the AGG1 Management Committee, is enthusiastic when he previews the 2012 event planned for Charlotte, N.C., in March of next year.
31 INVESTING IN SAFETY GENERATES POSITIVE ROI
Investing in safety should yield a return, and Knife River Corporation has been hard at work creating a culture of safety throughout the organization. Knife River’s Zach Knoop, safety director, says management sees safety as a business value of the corporation, where improvements in safety performance will have a positive effect on business performance.
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34 RIP & SHARE – STAY SAFE DURING THE SUMMER
It may seem that the July/August “Rip & Share” features heat-related safety measures every year, but NSSGA’s Vice President for Safety Services Joseph Casper says it deserves repeating. With so many workers in the aggregates and construction-related industry working out of doors during the hottest months of the year, it’s important that producers and operators understand how to prevent heat stress problems.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - July/August 2011
Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - July/August 2011
Table of Contents
Community Relations Is Key to Unlocking the Answers to a Successful Operation
In Pursuit of Social Responsibility
Preparing Industry’s Future Leaders at the Young Leaders’ Annual Meeting
NSSGA Is Growing Forward With Its New Grassroots Campaign
Don’t Expect Snow in Charlotte
Investing in Safety Generates Positive Roi
Rip & Share – Stay Safe During the Summer
Rip & Share Safety Handout
Products & Services Guide Listings
Index to Advertisers
Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - July/August 2011