NAPA's Diamond Commendation Program
Give your customers confidence in your commitment to quality. The Diamond Commendations are a mark of distinction that offers assurance that your company is committed to providing a quality product at a quality facility. Set yourself apart from the competition with Diamond Commendations. Click here to learn more about the benefits of earning a Diamond Commendation, and how to highlight them in your marketing.
Best Practices in Paving Webinar Series - This webinar series is an ideal resource to help train your paving crew so that they can provide a quality pavement in a safe work zone. Companies can use this series as a train the trainer, or to meet the training requirements in the Diamond Paving Commendation for their entire paving crew. Copies of each webinar will be provided to all registrants so that you can use them every season with your new crews. Click here to learn more.
Back to Basics Series - Producing quality asphalt pavement starts with a solid grasp of the basics. This series helps you and your employees brush up on the fundamentals for success. Whether you need to learn how a drum plant operates or how to choose the right roller to ensure compaction, Back to Basics will remind you and your employees of the little things we do every day to ensure we produce quality asphalt mixtures and pavements. This series is a great resource for the training requirements in the Diamond Quality and Diamond Paving Commendations. Click here to learn more.
Safety in the Workplace Series - Workplace safety is important. Implementing an effective safety program for your workplace is one of the best decisions a company can make — both for its workers and for its bottom line. This series helps you and your employees with innovations, practices, and procedures to ensure a safe workplace, and can be one of your resources to meet the training requirements of the Diamond Quality and Diamond Paving Commendations. Click here to learn more.
The Diamond Commendation program outlines best practices for asphalt plant operations, asphalt production, paving, and asphalt terminal operations. The self-assessment process helps companies benchmark their operations against a national standard, identify areas for improvement, and earn national recognition for their commitment to quality.
|Diamond Achievement Commendation covers operations in the manufacturing plant and around the plant site. Aspects addressed include appearance, operations, environmental practices, safety, permitting and regulatory compliance, and community relations.|
|The Diamond Achievement Sustainable Commendation is an optional level to the Diamond Achievement Commendation. This expanded level assesses the social, economic, and environmental efforts of an asphalt production facility to gauge how well it puts the principles of sustainability and community engagement into action. You have the option of pursuing this commendation within the Diamond Achievement Commendation.|
|The Diamond Terminal Commendation covers operations in and around the terminal facility site. Aspects addressed include appearance, operations, environmental practices, safety, permitting and regulatory compliance, and community relations.|
|The Diamond Paving Commendation is designed for paving crews. Areas evaluated include training of supervisors and crew members, use of best practices in paving, and compliance.|
|The Diamond Quality Commendation deals with the quality of the material produced. Areas evaluated include quality management, RAP and aggregate handling, asphalt storage, drying and mixing, air quality, truck scales, silos, and control rooms.|
Taken together, the five commendations provide a blueprint for excellence in all aspects of the industry’s operations, both at the plant and on the paving site.
All companies in the asphalt pavement industry in the United States and Canada are eligible for the Diamond Achievement, Diamond Achievement Sustainable, Diamond Terminal, Diamond Quality and Diamond Paving Commendations.
Applications for the Diamond Achievement, Diamond Achievement Sustainable, Diamond Terminal, Diamond Quality and Diamond Paving Commendations must be completed online. A running score provides immediate feedback to the applicant, letting you know if you meet the Diamond standard before the application is submitted. You must be logged in to the NAPA website to access the Diamond applications. NAPA members may use their NAPA login credentials. If you do not have login credentials or are not a NAPA member, contact Associate Director of Member Programs Kelly Kanaras.
Companies that earn Diamond Commendations receive a handsome plaque when they first earn a commendation, press releases for distribution to local media, and other materials to support recognition within the local community. Companies that earn Diamond Commendations by October 31 are also recognized publicly at the next NAPA Annual Meeting.
2014 Diamond Commendation Recipients
2015 Diamond Commendation Recipients
2016 Diamond Commendation Recipients