Tilcon Wins Three NSSGA Gold Awards
Move over Winter Olympics, we've got our own haul of golds! The National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has awarded prestigious gold awards in Community Relations and Environmental Excellence to three Tilcon locations for 2013.
Gold awards have been won by Tilcon New Jersey's Oxford Quarry and Tilcon New York's Haverstraw Quarry for excellence in the Community Relations category and by Tilcon New Jersey's Mount Hope Quarry for excellence in the Environmental category.
Additionally, Tilcon New Jersey's Mount Hope Quarry is honored with the Two Gold Stars of Excellence Award, won this year by only two quarries in the country. This special recognition goes to a location which has won two gold awards within the past five years. Mount Hope Quarry won gold in the Environmental category for 2013 and gold in the Community Relations category for 2010.
Dan Stover, president of the Northeast Division of Oldcastle Materials Group commented "The Two Stars of Excellence Award is a testament to the Mount Hope Quarry employees' great, ongoing work, which sets the bar high and challenges all of our locations to strive for excellence."
Tilcon has always worked hard to be a good neighbor to the communities in which we operate our quarries and plants. We understand the importance of giving back and getting involved. In Haverstraw, NY we have teamed up with local organizations in a number of ways. In addition to offering quarry tours to schools and scout troops, we are involved with the Rockland County Adopt A Road Program and assist the Rockland County Police Athletic League and Fire and Rescue Squads.
We are closely associated with local environmental non-profit organization Keep Rockland Beautiful and our employees have worked with the group in the last two years to clean up a section of Haverstraw Bay on the Hudson River and also to clean-up the dock at our Tomkins Cove facility, also on the Hudson of debris that had washed ashore.
A contingent of Tilcon employees participated in the Avon Breast Cancer and March of Dimes walkathon. At the March of Dimes event, Tilcon set-up a display table and gave out water and wet towels to the participants. We also give to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, Haverstraw Chamber of Commerce Annual Street Festival, Rockland Countyy Parent Aid Fund Annual Golf Classic, the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation and many other local causes too numerous to mention.
In Oxford, NJ we have donated material and labor to assist several local organizations. For example, we worked with the First Aid Fire and Rescue Squad to modify their ATV vehicle shed. We donated material to the Yards Creek Boy Scout Camp, which is located close to our quarry, during a recent camp rehabilitation project. We also assisted the Oxford Youth Association when they suffered severe water damage at their ball fields following recent storms, donating material and labor to help repair their drainage issues. Over the years, we have also donated material for their warming track area, snack bar and walkways. We have been a team sponsor of soccer and baseball leagues throughout Warren County for many years and also a banner sponsorship member. We have assisted the local Musconnetcong Watershed Association by sponsoring their annual "Run for the River" event for the past twelve years.
Tilcon has partnered with the Warren Hills Regional High School Scholarship Program for over ten years, supporting a worthy Oxford student's college education. In 2013, White Township was celebrating its 100th year of incorporation and was hosting an event with food, vendors, music and fireworks which Tilcon helped sponsor.
Congratulations to all Tilcon employees whose hard work and dedication is being recognized by these awards!!