Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News

Aggregate Industries Earns Green-Star Certification at North Grafton Ready Mix Plant

posted by Wendy Stott
Published: November 04, 2009

Robert Garbini, President, National Ready Mixed Concrete Associate; Ted Knight, General Manager-Ready Mix Concrete, Aggregate Industries Northeast Region; Roberto Huet, Senior Vice President, Aggregate Industries Northeast Region; Thomas P. O'Neill, Legislative Aide for Senator Michael Moore (MA); Representative George N. Peterson, Jr., 9th Worcester District (MA)

Aggregate Industries Northeast Region has earned the Green-Star Certification of its North Grafton Ready Mix plant in North Grafton, Massachusetts. The North Grafton Ready Mix Plant was recognized by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for its Environmental Management System (EMS) as a tool for environmental benchmarking and continual improvement, and as a means of recognizing those companies that adhere to the essential principles of the environmental and sustainability movements. In addition to North Grafton's EMS, the site also demonstrates sustainable practices by using two unique systems. The site has recycled 173,143 gallons of its water in 2009 and has tripled its oil change intervals in its mixer fleet through the addition of an oil bypass system. Both practices reduce the site's dependence on natural resources.

Roberto Huet, Senior Vice President of Aggregate Industries Northeast Region stated, "The integration of a strong environmental management system is as important to our business success as anything else we do; striving for environmental excellence helps us improve performance across the New England area. The North Grafton Plant not only demonstrates sustainable practices, but also is market leader in green sustainable products."

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