NAPA Diamond Award - Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana

Across the country asphalt workers and managers have been busy at asphalt facilities checking safety practices, painting silos and fine tuning their environmental procedures. In addition, they are reviewing their community relations  activities to make sure they are being good neighbors.

The reason for all this activity? The companies are taking these actions voluntarily as part of a self-assessment process that leads to qualifying for National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Hot-Mix Asphalt Plant/Site Operations. In 2008, a total of 770 plants qualified for the Diamond Achievement Commendation, a 12 percent increase over the previous record set in 2007.
 
Community involvement is just one of the actions required to qualify for the Diamond Achievement. The self-assessment process covers six main areas:
  • Appearance
  • Operations
  • Environmental practices 
  • Safety
  • Permitting and regulatory practices
  • Community relations
Rieth-Riley Construction has seven operations in Indiana and nine in Michigan that have earned Diamond Achievement Commendation recognition. Like other companies that are involved, Rieth-Riley found the requirements not to be onerous, but to be a valuable check list. “Being involved with Diamond Achievement causes us to take a close look at how we are doing with our plant appearance, safety, environmental activities, and community relations,” said Ed Clements, regional vice president for Rieth-Riley. “It’s natural to want to be seen as a good neighbor. So we are involved in the community by sponsoring local sports teams and by participating in various charitable activities because we want to. Still it is good to be recognized for a job well done. It’s important that an outside party—in this case NAPA—has verified that we are on the right track with our activities.”

For more information about the Diamond Achievement Commendation and the new Diamond Quality Commendation, go to the NAPA Web site at www.hotmix.org.   
 

2009 NAPA Diamond Achievement Commendation Recipients

Brooks Construction Co., Inc. Plant 1 Admore Avenue
 Brooks Construction Co., Inc. Plant 3 Mishawaka
 Brooks Construction Co., Inc.  Plant 4 Albion
 Brooks Construction Co., Inc.  Plant 7 Auburn
 Brooks Construction Co., Inc.  Plant 8 Goshen
 Brooks Construction Co., Inc.  Portable Plant 6 Daleville
 Brooks Construction Co., Inc.  Portable Plant 9 Diebold
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Evansville Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Ft. Wayne Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Huntington Plant
E & B Paving, Inc.   Indianapolis Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Kokomo Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Marion Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Muncie Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Noblesville Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  Pendleton Plant
 E & B Paving, Inc.  River Road Plant
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #10
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #11
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #12
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #15
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #21
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #22 Lafayette
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #32
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #33
 Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #34
Milestone Contractors, L.P.  Plant #35
 Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.  96th St. Indianapolis Plant #326
 Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.  Danville Plant #324
 Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.  Elkhart Plant #375
 Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.  Gary Plant #367
 Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.  Kentucky Ave. Plant #325
 Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.  LaPorte Plant #366
 Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.  South Bend, Indiana Plant
 Rudolph & Co., Inc., J.H.  Green River Road Plant
Walsh & Kelly Inc Griffith, Indiana Plant
Walsh & Kelly Inc. South Bend, Indiana Plant
Walsh & Kelly Inc Port of Indiana Plant
Walsh & Kelly Inc Lowell, Indiana Plant
Walsh & Kelly Inc Valpariso Plant

 


 

 


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