Scott W. Parson

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Scott W. Parson received the 2020 President’s Award for Excellence from the Salt Lake Chamber in Utah. Parson is president of Staker Parson Materials & Construction and the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division, which is made up of 16 businesses in eight western states. As a committed community leader, Parson is involved with the Utah Foundation and Hale Centre Theatre.…

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William Lee Devers

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The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) announced William Lee Devers with Harrod Concrete & Stone Co. as the 2020 Miner of the Year. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the aggregates industry by an individual. Devers joined Harrod Concrete & Stone in May 1977. He began by driving a water truck, controlling the dust around the mine for his…

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Frank Squires

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Superior Industries Inc. announced that its washing product specialist, Frank Squires, is retiring after a 60-plus year career humbly serving the aggregates industry. Squires was a mentor to dozens of producers and manufacturers during his long, storied career including many colleagues in Superior’s wet processing segment. “Early on, he put me in the right situations and pointed me in the…

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Michael Quillen

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Michael Quillen was awarded the Virginia Tech William H. Ruffner Medal for 2020. The Ruffner Medal is the university’s highest honor. Quillen, a resident of Bristol, Va., was recognized for his achievements during the spring 2020 University Commencement Ceremony. “Being named a Ruffner Medal recipient by Virginia Tech is one of the most significant recognitions I have ever received,” said…

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Matt Wood

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Promotion Committee presented the John Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award For Promotion to 42-year Ash Grove Cement Co. veteran Matt Wood, who has led the Kansas-based producer’s promotional activities at national and local levels. In recent years, he has spearheaded the Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association chartering and fostered development of the widely subscribed Concrete Day…

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Louis Griesemer

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The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Louis Griesemer, former president and board member of Springfield Underground, will receive the 2020 Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award during NSSGA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas. “We are pleased to recognize Louis with our association’s most distinguished individual award for his dedication to family and service to the aggregates industry,” said…

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Alan Parks

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On the heels of the EPA announcement of its final Water rule, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) member Alan Parks, Memphis Stone & Gravel Co., had an op-ed published in Bloomberg Environment on the impact of the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Parks has been among the NSSGA members engaged in NSSGA’s advocacy on the WOTUS rule for…

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Jeffrey Dawes

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The National Mining Association (NMA) announced that Jeffrey Dawes of Komatsu will chair MINExpo International 2020. A long-time leader within Komatsu and the industry, Dawes is vice president of Komatsu’s Global Mining Business Division, and president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Komatsu Mining Corp. Held every four years and sponsored by NMA, MINExpo International is the world’s largest and most comprehensive…

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Mark Williams

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Mark Williams, environmental manager at Luck Companies, has been recognized by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) with its 2019 Environmental Leadership Award. This prestigious award honoring outstanding environmental leadership was presented to Williams during the NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum on Nov. 18.  “We are so proud of Mark for earning the industry’s highest honor given to an individual who…

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