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Ash Grove Cement company’s chanute plant recognized for regional business excellence
Aug, 09 2012
(Chanute, Kansas) -- The Ash Grove Cement Company’s Chanute, Kan., facility won a Regional Business Excellence Award for southeast Kansas from the Kansas Department of Commerce. The company was one of 22 businesses recognized by the state and the only business in Neosho County to win the award.
“I want to congratulate all the businesses recognized this year,” said the Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “They represent the best of their communities and Kansas.”
“We are happy to continue providing southeast Kansas with good jobs and quality cement that stimulates business throughout the state,” said Randy Pryor, plant manager at Ash Grove Chanute. Pryor accepted the award at a Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce business appreciation luncheon.
Ash Grove Chanute employs 137 Kansans with a total payroll of $7.4 million.
“Ash Grove has always been a great corporate neighbor and an essential employer here in Chanute,” said Jane Brophy, executive director of the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ash Grove Chanute is the company’s first and oldest cement manufacturing plant, constructed in 1908. The company is active in the Chanute community and has donated more than $120,000 to local organizations during the past five years.
The Chanute plant also won the Regional Business Excellence Award in 2009 and is committed to being an excellent employer, a catalyst for regional business and an active community member.
Celebrating 130 years of operations in 2012, the Ash Grove Cement Company (www.ashgrove.com) has distinguished itself in the cement industry with a strong and longstanding tradition of service, reliability and quality. As the largest American-owned cement company, Ash Grove has the capacity to produce more than 8 million tons of cement annually from eight cement plants located across the country and to distribute through more than 20 cement terminals, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, packaged products and paving operations.
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