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Luck Stone Receives An Epa Grant


Luck Stone teams with the Environmental Protection Agency and Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University to implement the first construction equipment repower project in Virginia

Luck Stone teams with the Environmental Protection Agency and Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University to implement the first construction equipment repower project in Virginia. The project aims to reduce diesel pollution at four Luck Stone plants.

EPAís $710,000 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant, combined with $1.1 million from Luck Stone, will enable the company to repower or replace 11 off-highway vehicles with new, more efficient diesel engines and generators. The new engines will result in a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxides and 65% reduction in particulate matter for each piece of equipment. Annually, the project will eliminate 30.85 tons of nitrogen oxide, 2 tons of particulate matter, 11.93 tons of carbon monoxide, and 2.74 tons of hydrocarbons from the four plants. In addition, the project will create about 20 jobs.

"We are honored to be participating in the inaugural construction repower project for Virginia, along with the EPA and James Madison University," says Virginiaís Department of Environmental Quality and Virginia Clean Cities Luck Stoneís Vice President of Environmental Design & Development Doug Palmore. "This partnership lines up perfectly with our environmental ethic and practices which focus on creating a net positive outcome for the environment and communities we serve."