Cemstone Recognized by NRMCA for Commitment to Environmental Excellence

Cemstone Worthington Plant has been chosen as the Central Region winner in the 2023 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Commitment to Environmental Excellence Award.

Cemstone recently received national recognition for its commitment to environmental excellence. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) presented the Commitment to Environmental Excellence – Central Region award to Cemstone for its Worthington, MN ready-mixed concrete plant. This marks the 11th time since 2011, and 9th year in a row, that the NRMCA has recognized a Cemstone plant with this award.

The award competition recognizes producers for their outstanding contribution to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices in their operations. The program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment. A panel of judges reviewed entries’ plant images and narratives covering site aesthetics, environmental compliance documentation, training, water, and air quality management, returned concrete plans, community relations, concrete delivery, and plant sustainability practices.

The Worthington plant has committed itself to not only being an active member of the community, but to being a responsible steward of the land. Cemstone’s Senior Environmental Specialist, Vanessa De La Vega Meza, said “In Worthington’s farmland, our concrete plant stands firm on values. Recognized with the Environmental Excellence Award, we’ve proven that our industry and the environment can thrive together. Committed to responsible practices, our concrete work speaks volumes about sustainability in rural Minnesota.”

About the Cemstone Companies

Based in Minnesota since 1927, Cemstone Companies have been led by the Becken family for four generations. Cemstone, best known for its blue ready-mix trucks, operates ready-mixed concrete operations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. In addition to concrete, Cemstone offers a complete line of construction materials including concrete related products, concrete pumping capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, and concrete and masonry supplies.

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