St. Paul, Minn batch plant earns NRMCA’s 2nd Green-Star Certification
Mendota Heights, Minn. – October 15, 2020 – Cemstone, an Upper Midwest leader in ready-mix, engineered and decorative concrete has earned another Green-Star Certification by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) for its Childs Road batch plant facility in St. Paul, Minn. There are currently 9 Cemstone facilities out of 20 total plants in Minnesota to receive such certification.
The NRMCA Green-Star Program recognizes those facilities that have achieved environmental excellence using an Environmental Management System. The program was created in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Highways Partnership and inspired by the 10 Guiding Principles of Environmental Stewardship.
“It is an honor for the Childs Road facility to be recognized for its environmental initiatives,” said John Dickey, Cemstone’s VP of Metro Operations. “Cemstone’s commitment to the environment will remain an important part of our mission as we go forward.”
Among the 10 Guiding Principles of Environmental Stewardship that illustrate Cemstone’s environmental commitment are: a commitment by top management, compliance assurance, measurement and control improvement, training and development, awareness and outreach, and research and development.
“Cemstone is dedicated to reducing its environmental impact, and that is evident at our Childs Road facility,” said Pat Bergin, Cemstone’s Environmental Manager. “We have focused on quantifying this site’s water balance so as to make better design decisions as it relates to this and other facilities.”