Lafarge Ready-Mix Plant Receives NRMCA Environmental Excellence Award
Buffalo, N.Y. - September 29, 2016 - Lafarge North America's Genesee Plant in Buffalo, N.Y., has received the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's (NRMCA) Environmental Excellence Award. This national award recognizes ready-mix producers that are working toward a sustainable environment while maintaining responsible and thorough operations management practices.
"We are proud of our plant for receiving this award and for its strong commitment to environmental awareness and stewardship," said Joel Nickel, head of land and environment with the company's Aggregates and Construction Materials business. "Recognitions like these demonstrate how Lafarge is continually working to improve its products, activities and training to help move toward a more sustainable future."
The NRMCA award is given to facilities that have met or exceeded government environmental compliance measures, invested staff time toward sustainable initiatives, and developed innovative procedures in sustainable plant management.
This year, NRMCA divided its Environmental Excellence Awards into three regions, with first, second and third place winners representing the Eastern, Central and Western United States. The Genesee Plant took third place in the East region.
The NRMCA honored Lafarge and other award winners at an Awards Luncheon during the 2016 ConcreteWorks in Nashville, Tenn., last week.
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As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today's increasing urbanization. Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers' needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project. We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life. We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.
In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 6,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. We are committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and are an active participant in local environmental, educational and sustainable construction initiatives, including relationships with the Wildlife Habitat Council and Habitat for Humanity.
Lafarge North America Inc., Holcim (US) Inc., and their subsidiaries are LafargeHolcim companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States. These companies are sometimes referred to as "LafargeHolcim US" for editorial convenience.