Acme Brick Co. of Texas received an environmental excellence award for the third consecutive year and an employee health and safety award at the Brick Industry Association awards for environmental stewardship in April. Acme was awarded for its Constructed Wetlands program, which treats stormwater without using chemicals or electrical or generator-powered equipment.
Ohio's Whitacre Greer Co. received an environmental award for its Waste and Energy Reduction program, which involved developing a new paver that meets the EPA Pase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System requirements. It allows stormwater runoff to enter the ground between the pavers rather than into a drain, ditch or. settling pond.
The Glen-Gery Corp., of Wyomissing, Pa., won for its “Water Conservation Program,” which incorporates several water recycling operations at different manufacturing facilities to save more than 21 million gallons of water a year. Glen-Gery also won an award in employee health and safety for a reducing its recordable incident rate 89%.
Awards for employee health and safety were also given to General Shale Brick Inc. of Johnson, City, Tenn. and Hanson Brick, Charlotte, N.C.