February 9, 2017

July 18, 2016, Lanham, Md. — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Staker Parson Cos., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Ogden, Utah, is the finalist of the 2015 Ecological Award for a new plant. The award is sponsored by Roads & Bridges magazine. The company was recognized Monday, July 18, at a ceremony honoring the Operational Excellence Award recipients during the NAPA Midyear Meeting in Seattle.

“NAPA members strive for excellence beyond constructing high-quality asphalt pavements. The five categories of the Operational Excellence Awards — Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation, Community Involvement, Ecological, Outstanding Brochure, and Outstanding Website — recognize a company’s commitment to operations that make them good contractors, good industry ambassadors, and good neighbors,” said NAPA Chairman Kevin Kelly.

The Ecological Award recognizes asphalt plants whose streamlined production facilities improved productivity and safety. The goal is to demonstrate the asphalt industry’s concern for environmental issues, the practical methods undertaken to promote environmental stewardship within the company, and to emphasize the inherent recyclability of asphalt pavements.

Before designing the new Brigham City Plant, which became operational three years ago, Staker Parson examined its ecological efforts and identified a number of improvements to make the plant run smoother, more efficiently, and with greater consideration to the environment.

“We were able to increase efficiency of the overall operation just by being able to locate the plant in the area of the pit that made the most sense,” said Patrick Clark, environmental advisor for Staker Parson Cos., an Oldcastle Mountain West Division.