Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

Respect for the Environment:

Our environmental management strives to minimize risks and improve overall performance. We continuously strive to use energy efficient materials, technologies and encourage the life cycle reuse of products.

The use of aggregates dates back to the Greek and Roman periods. America’s first macadam road between Philadelphia and Lancaster, Penn., was completed in 1795. Aggregate, in the form of ballast, was the foundation for the growth of our nation’s railroads in the 1850s. For every new dollar of output in the aggregates industry, an additional $1.58 is generated in the U.S. economy.

Additional Aggregate facts provided by the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association:

  • Construction of an average size school or hospital requires 15,000 tons of aggregate.
  • Aggregates make up 95% of asphalt and 85% of concrete.
  • Virgin aggregates of crushed stone, sand and gravel, slag and supporting industries contribute an annual total of $38 billion to the U.S. economy.
  • There are more than 10,000 construction aggregate operations nationwide and approximately 450 in Ohio. Proximity to market is critical due to high transportation and fuel costs.
  • Nearly all aggregates produced in Ohio are used in Ohio, usually within 50 miles of the production site. Over 90% of all aggregates are moved by dump truck.