Being a good neighbor in the asphalt business means more than just complying with the rules and regulations of the industry.
There’s also maintaining a neat appearance with attractive landscaping and well-kept shops and yards, as well as emphasizing safety and sound environmental practices throughout each plant.
Only operations meeting all these “good neighbor” guidelines are recognized as “Green Diamond” facilities by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), the industry’s leading trade organization.
Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., and Ranger Construction — South, both units of West Palm Beach-based contractor Vecellio Group, Inc., had five Florida plants honored with Green Diamond Awards for operating in an “exemplary manner” in 2006.
The prestigious award, officially called the Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Hot Mix Asphalt Plant/Site Operations, was bestowed upon Ranger’s Winter Garden, Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach plants, as well as Ranger South’s facilities in Pompano Beach and Miami.
“Earning the Diamond Achievement Commendation serves as a signal to the community that the facility is a good neighbor,” noted NAPA Chairman Jim Roberts.
Two other Vecellio Group asphalt plants, operated by subsidiary Sharpe Bros. in Greensboro, North Carolina, also received Green Diamonds.
“These awards are the result of numerous quality, safety and environmental initiatives we have in place at our facilities,” said Leo Vecellio, Jr., CEO of the Vecellio Group. “We are very proud of our asphalt operations for earning this recognition.
Ranger Construction Industries photos by Jo Moore.
Ranger Construction — South photos by Aaron Bonewitz.