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Cemstone Recognized By National Ready Mixed Concrete Association For Commitment To Environmental Excellence

Cemstone is the Central Region winner of the 2021 NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence Award

 Mendota Heights, Minn. – October 5, 2021

Cemstone’s Northfield plant has been chosen as the Central Region winner in the 2021 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition. Through this awards competition, the NRMCA’s Safety, Environment, and Operations committee salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment.

The competition was judged on 10 separate criteria that demonstrated the company’s commitment to the environment through innovative management.

The Northfield plant is committed to not only being an active member of the community, but to be a responsible steward of the land. The Northfield plant is heavily involved with Rice County Habitat for Humanity.  Cemstone staff volunteered their time to help construct an energy efficient home from insulated concrete forms (ICF’s). The plant is equipped with a weir water recycling system to collect truck washout water.  This water is then recycled to clean truck drums and in the batching of fresh concrete.

“The Northfield plant strives to minimize its impact on the environment.  Cemstone has taken huge steps to reduce the carbon footprint of both the Northfield plant and of the ready-mixed concrete the facility provides.  The plant staff is committed to doing their part to make sure that this plant is an active member of the community and remains a great neighbor.”

– Alex Olin, Environmental and Engineering Manager

This marks the 9th time since 2011, and 7th year in a row that a Cemstone plant has been recognized with this award.

Founded in 1927, Cemstone operates ready-mix concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. The company operates a fleet of Cemstone ready-mix trucks, offers a complete line of concrete pumping capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, concrete block and masonry products used in the construction of concrete structures.

To learn more about Cemstone products and services, phone 1-800-CEMSTONE or visit

Photo Caption: Cemstone’s Northfield Plant has been chosen as the Central Region winner in the 2020 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Commitment to Environmental Excellence Award.