Tilcon Wins Four Major National Asphalt Pavement Association Awards
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced this week that Tilcon New York Inc had won four major awards. The awards were presented this week at NAPA's Midyear Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
' Through the creation of five Operational Excellence Award Categories; Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation, Community Involvement, Ecological, Outstanding Brochure and Outstanding Website; the Awards Committee established a blueprint for excellence – detailing the aspects that make for a successful business' stated Jim Mitchell, Chairman of NAPA's awards committee.
For 2013, Tilcon won awards in the Community Involvement, Ecological and Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation categories.
Tilcon's Community Involvement Award was based on the company's community relations program as a whole. The company has a community relations goal for each employee – 24 to 48 hours volunteer time per year, with a focus on being a good neighbor. Tilcon has hosted open houses for local residents at locations in New Jersey and New York in recent years. In New Jersey, a team of employees work with a local elementary school to celebrate Earth Day with a live animal show and crafts each year. This year the event focused on Native American culture and native New Jersey animals.
In New York, a crew of Tilcon volunteers has worked for several years with local non-profit Keep Rockland Beautiful to organize an Annual Clean-Up, part of the Great American Clean-Up. In 2013, the team cleared the Tomkins Cove Dock which borders the Hudson River in Tomkins Cove, NY.
Each year cadets from the West Point Military Academy tour Haverstraw and Tomkins Cove quarries. Other facilities host tours from colleges, schools and boy scout troops across the region.
Tilcon's Ecological Award honors Mount Hope Asphalt plant. The plant is a new high-efficiency asphalt plant that replaes three inefficient plants. As the largest plant in the state, it is capable of 600 tons per hour and storing 2,700 tons in nine storage silos. The plant uses technology that makes it the most fuel-efficient and environmentally clean design in the hot mix industry.
The two remaining awards, for Safety Innovation, will be the subject of a separate article.