Our Sustainable Business Practices

Choosing a sustainable path is smart business. We save money and reduce our carbon footprint at the same time. In an effort to become a more sustainable manufacturer we are constantly finding new ways to improve our practices. Below are some recent steps we have taken to lower our impact on the environment. We intend to keep improving so check back often to see our latest successes.

Manage the company business safety and environmental practices in an ethical manner with regard to customers, supplies, employees and communities in which we work.
  • Acting as a good corporate citizen in all communities where we do business
  • Developing innovative new practices and products which contribute to environmental benefits for customers, employees, and shareholders
  • Provide customers and communities we work in with products which are representative of environmental best practices
In each of our three areas of focus, we outline how we are currently contributing and our goals for the future

Acting as a good corporate citizen in all communities where we do business

All company facilities

  • Utilize best management practices in managing our stormwater
  • Recycling programs
  • Introduction of hybrid company vehicles

Manufacturing and Mining

  • Ensure stormwater and production emissions are monitored to meet all state and federal requirements to eliminate environmental impacts
  • Utilize best management practices for liquids and oils to ensure spill prevention is maintained
Developing innovative new practices and products which contribute to environmental benefits for customers, employees, and shareholders
  • Replacing our existing lighting fixtures with energy efficient ones at all our manufacturing facilities
  • Exploring ways to reduce our energy consumption by monitoring our electric motors with smart metering equipment. This will indicate where further energy reductions can be made. 
  • Plants and distribution yards use propane fuel for forklifts which has lower emissions than gas or diesel-powered vehicles
  • Curing systems for concrete designed for maximum fuel efficiency
  • Our new Transportation Management System has optimized our inventory and delivery plans allowing us to make smart and energy-efficient decisions
Provide our customers with and communities with products representative of environmental best practices
  • Full line of permeable paver products
  • Entire manufactured product line qualify for contribution towards LEED credits assigned by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Products made with recycled content