Source: Cemex USA, Houston
Cemex USA announced recently that eight of its sites in the received certifications through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work Programs. Sites include the company's cement plant in Knoxville, Tenn.' the Brooksville Quarry in Brooksville, Fla.; the FEC Quarry in Miami; the 474 Sand Mine in Clermont, Fla.; the Gator Sand Mine in Davenport, Fla.; the Lake Wales Sand Mine in Lake Wales, Fla.; the Center Hill Quarry in Center Hill, Fla.; and the cement plant in Lyons, Colo.
Each of these sites received recognition for creating, conserving, and restoring their habitat with the involvement of employees and members of the community. The Knoxville cement plant received its first certification with WHC’s Corporate Lands for Learning program for their exemplary conservation education opportunities provided to the local community. Additionally, the Lyons plant placed as a finalist for WHC’s Prairies for Tomorrow Award, which recognized its outstanding restoration work on site.
“Cemex USA is honored to partner again with the Wildlife Habitat Council with seven sites receiving recertification along with the new addition of our Knoxville cement plant to the program,” said Karl Watson, Jr., president. “We value the opportunity to engage our community in environmental education opportunities while fostering an understanding of how Cemex values biodiversity and sustainability.”