Granite Named 2023 IRTBA Sustainability Champion

Granite has been named the 2023 Sustainability Champion by the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) Sustainability Council for its work on the Joint Venture Cicero Ogden Intermodal Civil Improvements Project with K-Five Construction.  The project, recognized for its innovative and sustainable practices, achieved an 11,000 cu. yd. reduction in excavation and recycled 23,000 tons of aggregate base material…

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Carmeuse Announces New Sustainable Linked Loans

Carmeuse has unveiled its plans to transform its long-term loans portfolio, aligning it with the company’s ambitious sustainability goals. The move involves converting its main bank financing facilities into sustainability linked loans.  These new loans will incorporate three Carmeuse’s specific Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to foster sustainable practices across the company. By linking financing to…

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Holcim Launches ECOCycle to Scale Up Circular Construction

Holcim launched ECOCycle, its proprietary circular technology platform to recycle construction demolition materials into new building solutions. With ECOCycle Holcim can recycle 100% of construction demolition materials across a broad range of applications, from decarbonized raw materials in low-carbon cement formulation, all the way to aggregates in concrete and fillers in road construction.

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Energy Star Cement Plants and Emissions Prevention

The 86 facilities recognized in the EPA Energy Star Industrial Program – 10 cement plants in eight states among them – are credited with saving more than 100 trillion Btu of energy and preventing 6 million-plus metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The cement and peer plants earned Energy Star certification for operating in the top 25% of energy efficiency…

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NSSGA Files Legal Challenge to WOTUS Rule

On Jan. 18, The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) joined a coalition representing aggregates producers, farmers, home builders and others representing a broad swath of the U.S. economy to file a complaint in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, over the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Following decades of regulatory actions and…

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Mid-States Materials Receives Award for Mined Land Conservation

Mid-States Materials LLC, a division of Bettis Companies based in Topeka, Kan., received the 2022 Outstanding Mined Land Reclamation Award (Non-Coal) from the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR) for conservation efforts at Plummer Creek Quarry in Scranton, Kan. This is the second time Mid-States has won this national award, a testament to their reclamation proclamation of protecting and…

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Holcim US, Parsable Team Up for Environmental Compliance

Holcim US has joined forces with Parsable to deploy the company’s Connected Worker software for environmental compliance at more than 350 U.S. Holcim sites. This digital tool will be key to integrating Holcim’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) objectives with its operational and frontline activities. “Sustainability and environmental responsibility drive the way we operate across the Holcim US footprint…

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