ALGONQUIN -- Hanson Material Service's Algonquin Sand & Gravel mine received numerous awards and recognition at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers' annual convention In Springfield.
A Community Relations award was granted to the sand mine for efforts undertaken by the company and its employees to demonstrate corporate citizenship and support community groups near their sites. The Gold level Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Excellence was awarded to the mine for having successfully demonstrated efforts to comply with the multitude of federal, state, and local regulations concerning the protection of our air, water, and land, y creating a sustainable future while enhancing the public's perception of the mining industry.
IAAP member companies and their employees must meet specific health and safety criteria that go beyond federal Mine Safety and Health Administration requirements to qualify for four levels of awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold and the highest award Rock Solid Excellence in Safety. The Algonquin Sand & Gravel mine achieved Rock Solid Excellence in Safety.