American Road and Transportation Builders Association Honors Tilcon
ARTBA, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association honored two private sector organizations for Excellence in Community Relations and Public Relations for 2014 at their PRIDE Awards lunch in on June 10. Tilcon New York was one of the honorees.
According to ARTBA's Press Release 'Transportation design and construction firms and public agencies from Oregon to New York were recognized for "excellence in community relations and public education" during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) 2014 PRIDE Awards lunch, held June 10 in the Nation's Capital during the association's Federal Issues Program.Established in 1999, the PRIDE Awards honor outstanding programs that enhance the image of the transportation design and construction industry. An independent panel of public relations professionals and industry journalists reviewed nominations and selected the winners in these categories:
Community Relations: Honors programs which demonstrate positive involvement with the community in which a public agency, firm or association is located.
Public-Media Relations/Education: Recognizes activities that educate the public and opinion leaders about the significant contributions the industry makes to the economy and/or quality of life.
Community Relations: Private Sector
Second Place: Tilcon New York Inc.: "Tilcon's Community Relations Program"
Commitment to the community is part of a year-round corporate culture at Tilcon New York, Inc., a division of Oldcastle Materials, Inc. The firm donates to a New Jersey pantry, Marine Toys for Tots, The American Heart Association and numerous local museums and schools. It donated heavy construction equipment for a local elementary school's Christmas Parade, provided arts and crafts to another school in celebration of Earth Day, and participated in trash clean-up days along the Hudson River. Tilcon also holds open houses and plant tours for more than 3,000 visitors at a time, educating the public, students and the media about the important role aggregates miming plays in today's society.