The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) will be recognizing the finalists and winner of their 2005 Ecological Award at the NAPA Convention, Jan. 21-25, in Hollywood, Fla.
The Ecological Award sets out to recognize hot-mix asphalt (HMA) production facilities that best demonstrate safe and responsible environmental practices. Facilities are judges on their design layout, clean operation, maintenance performance practices and community activities. The winner of the 2005 NAPA Ecological Award is Duval Asphalt Products Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., while the finalists are Callanan Industries Inc., Plant 22, Ravena, N.Y., and Staker and Parson Cos. of Murray, Utah.
Duval Asphalt has been at their HMA facility for over five-and-a-half years now and has been the recipients of the Diamond Achievement Award and numerous other ecological and quality in construction awards.
Daily inspections of their HMA plant are made to ensure environmental compliance, and all paved surfaces are cleaned daily. The company also conducts tours of their facility for local university engineering students, and the company also makes numerous contributions to non-profit organizations.
Callanan Industries, an Oldcastle Materials Group Co., has been at its Ravena HMA Plant 22 for over five years. The plant is capable of running No. 2 fuel and natural gas, and is permitted to consume recycled oil. Callanan Industries has enjoyed positive community relationships in the Ravena locale, and has a history of doing business in the community for over 120 years.
Staker and Parson Cos. has been at its Murray, Utah, location for over 26 years, and extensive landscaping keeps the facility attractive. The plant produces an average of 900,000 tons of asphalt per year, and six 300-ton silos are used to always have different mix designs available to customers. All quality control for the plant is handled at an on-site laboratory, and the plant features eight virgin feed bins and two recycled asphalt bins, all of which help maintain an average of 550 tons per hour of asphalt production.