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2018 Community Involvement

NAPA presents its Community Involvement Award to asphalt companies that serve their communities through outstanding programs and projects.  Congratulations to the 2018 Community Involvement recipients! Read more about each community relations program in the upcoming May/June 2019 edition of Asphalt Pavement magazine. 

 

WINNER
Rogers Group Inc.
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Over the years, the West Kentucky SMA Community Involvement program has brought Rogers Group employees face-to-face with their neighbors. Through volunteering with local programs, Rogers Group has put shoes on children's feet, restocked local food banks, supported a center for abused women and children, mentored students, and provided places for children to play sports.

Rocket Boosters is a program in the Crittenden County school system that matches students who have difficult home or social lives with an employee of a local business. The students meet with their mentor every month for lunch. During this time, the two become friends and the students start to feel they have found someone who believes in them. Most mentors stay in touch with their students on a weekly basis even though the group only meets once a month. Last year, Rogers Group supplied a meal and grilled for the end-of-the-year Rocket Boosters picnic.

A heavy rainstorm in Princeton, Ky., left parking lot at Caldwell County High School with a large wash out that was a hazard to high school football fans as they tried to make it from their vehicles to the field. Rogers Group donated asphalt millings to permanently fix the problem and keep wash outs from occurring in the future

 

 

WINNER
Tilcon New York Inc., A CRH Co.
Parsippany, N.J.

Tilcon 1For the second year in a row, Tilcon – which participated in 40 different community events and programs in 2018 – has won this award. Through its community involvement program, Tilcon Gives Back, 325 employees donated a combined 1,000 hours of time.

The second annual Touch-a-Truck at Pompton Lakes Quarry in New Jersey included bus tours of the quarry, equipment displays, arts and crafts, food, music, and fellowship.

Tilcon volunteers provided mentorship and educational outreach when The Museum of Natural History and Vassar College visited the Tomkins Cove, Haverstraw, and Clinton Point quarries in New York. Students and staff were particularly interested in the fault line that runs through Tomkins Cove quarry as well as the history and geological formations at all three locations.
Tilcon employees and their families and friends participated in the 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. Tilcon, an official corporate sponsor of the event, raised almost $14,000 for Team Tilcon. The event provides an avenue to bring in the local community and families of the employees.

When Tilcon heard that a fire destroyed local resident Pat Morgan's home, they wanted to offer some assistance. Tilcon's public relations manager, Karen Edgar, called Morgan to see how she was doing and learned that she had no sweaters or warm clothes to wear. Tilcon presented a check to Morgan so she could purchase clothing and other items to get her through the winter months.

 

 

FINALIST
Callanan Industries Inc., A CRH Co.
Albany, N.Y.

 

The Callanan Cares program is effective because it touches on a diverse range of projects and raises large amounts of money for several nonprofit organizations. In 2018, more than 450 employees wereCI6 - Callanan 1 -Boyscouts of America involved in more than 25 different Callanan Cares initiatives. Each year, there is an increase in the number of employees who participate in Callanan Cares.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 7 visited Callanan's East Kingston Plant in June for an interactive tour. They had the opportunity to explore Callanan's lines of business and large pieces of equipment. Callanan provided learning material for the boys to take home and held a cookout and question-and-answer session after the tour.

Last May 23, more than 130 sixth grade geology students from Kickerbacker Middle School took a field trip to Callanan's South Bethlehem Quarry. Following their rock and mineral unit, students were given the opportunity to put their classroom studies into real life scenarios. Callanan employees manned interactive stations that addressed safety, equipment, fossils, aggregates, and asphalt. This gave students insight on what Callanan employees do and the importance of safety across all lines of business.

At the beginning of each year, Callanan employees get together and decide on a charity that they will raise funds for throughout the year. This year's charity selections included the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Callanan employees organized fundraisers and events to raise over $12,000 for the recipients.

 

 

FINALIST
Des Moines Asphalt & Paving, A CRH Co.
Des Moines, Iowa

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Employees at Des Moines Asphalt & Paving Employees participated in Great Strides, a cystic fibrosis walk, donated food to A Helping Hand in Akeny, collected school supplies to donate to Phillips Elementary School, and drove a Volvo L120H wheel loader in the Summer Fest parade.

 

 

 

 

 

FINALIST
Rogers Group Inc.
Gallatin, Tenn.

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Rogers Group was recognized for their well-rounded community involvement program. Last year, employees supplied materials to help Habitat for Humanity build a home for a senior disabled couple caring for their young grandson. Employees attended the luncheon fundraiser "Raise the Roof Build."

Rogers Group donated to The Gallatin Firefighters Benevolent Association's inaugural Chief's Cup Golf Scramble, held in September 2018. The event raised money to help injured and fallen firefighters as well as others in need in the community. For Middle Tennessee Career Day, Rogers Group talked to students about job opportunities available in the industry and at their company. Rogers Group also provided breakfasts to teachers at local schools, and participated in a creek cleanup day for Station Camp Creek.