Five quarries and five open pit operations were singled out for meeting or exceeding a bench mark of safety in their day-to-day plant operations.
The operations honored were separated into categories based on employee hours.
TheVirginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Division of Mineral Mining chooses the best reclamation projects each year with one overall winner and three runners up.
The awards are sponsored by the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance and the Division of Mineral Mining.
The winners are:
- 0 – 25,000 Employee Hours: Vulcan Construction Materials – Dale Quarry in Chester
- 25,000 – 50,000 Employee Hours: O-N Minerals (Chemstone) – Winchester Plant in Winchester
- 50,000 – 75,000 Employee Hours: Stuart M. Perry, Inc. – Winchester Quarry in Winchester
- 75,000+ Employee Hours: Mountain Materials, Inc. – Castlewood Plant in Castlewood
Open Pit Safety:
- 0 – 5,000 Employee Hours: Holland Sand Pit in Suffolk
- 5,000 – 10,000 Employee Hours: Bardon, Inc. – Mattaponi Sand/Gravel in King & Queen County
- 10,000 – 30,000 Employee Hours: Iluka Resources, Inc. – Old Hickory Mine in Dinwiddie
- 30,000+ Employee Hours: Bennett Mineral Company, Inc in Walkerton
Reclamation Overall Winner:
- General Shale Brick, Mine 18 Yuma in Roanoke (quarry)
Reclamation Runners Up:
- Roanoke Cement Company – Roanoke Cement in Troutville (quarry)
- Bardon, Inc. – Ashland Plant in Ashland (Non-quarry)
- Bay Sand Company – Mine #1 in Smithfield (Non-quarry)