(Birmingham, Alabama) — Vulcan Materials Company today announced that its Dolcito Quarry in Tarrant, Alabama, is the only facility nationwide to receive a Three-Star Award, the highest possible recognition in the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Stars of Excellence Awards program.
The Stars of Excellence program began in 2001 as a way to recognize facilities that received multiple, highest-level safety, community relations and environmental awards from NSSGA over a five year period. Dolcito’s three stars acknowledge receipt of two community relations excellence awards and an environmental excellence award.
The Dolcito Quarry is part of Vulcan’s Southern & Gulf Coast Division, which has its headquarters in Birmingham.
Southern and Gulf Coast Division President, Mike Clarke, said, “The employees of the Dolcito Quarry exemplify the commitment we have to being a valued part of our neighboring communities. I’m very proud of these employees and the national recognition they received for their efforts.”
Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 index, is the nation’s foremost producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of other construction materials. For more information about Vulcan Materials Company, visit www.vulcanmaterials.com.
NSSGA is an international trade association with more than 850 member companies that produce aggregates, primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel. Large quantities of aggregates are used in virtually all types of construction projects including highways and highway maintenance, water and sewer systems, industrial manufacturing facilities and non-residential buildings. Asphalt mix is 94 percent aggregates and concrete is 80 percent aggregates. Aggregates are also widely used as railroad track ballast.