Awards

Recognizing commitments towards the environment and safety.

SCAA has three awards programs: the Environmental Awards Program, the Safety Awards Program, and the Mike Newman Outstanding Service Award.

SCAA Environmental  Awards Program

The Environmental Award Program for the South Carolina Aggregates Association is designed to recognize those facilities making outstanding efforts towards compliance, the environment, and positive impacts on the surrounding community.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, any producer member in good standing may submit an application provided the facility:

  1. Has not received a Notice of Violation, formal citation or other notice of non-compliance in the past three (3) years
  2. Has all the requisite up to date environmental permits
  3. Has met all blasting criteria for the past (3) years
  4. Has not won a Gold Environmental Award over the past 3 years
Entry

An entry form is to be completed by the facility and submitted to the association office by December 31st. Late entries will not be considered.

Participants are encouraged to provide details and explanations where requested so that a full understanding of their efforts may be taken into account. A picture is worth a thousand words… so include them!

Judging

Each question within the application will have a maximum number of points available to be awarded. A panel of judges will review the applicant responses and assign a value based on how well the facility met the criteria for the question. Partial or full credit for each question may be awarded based upon the response. There will be a total of 180 points available.

The total scores of all the facilities will be compared and the top three (3) will be awarded gold, silver and bronze.

SCAA Safety Awards Program

SCAA is committed to protecting the safety and health of its members’ most precious resource: their workers. This award recognizes your company’s overall safety record for each individual plant in South Carolina.

Eligibility

Awards for individual stationery and portable plants are based on length of time with no lost time injuries. Lost time injuries are defined as injuries to non-office employees that result in permanent total or permanent partial disability and/or days away from work.

Entry

To be considered for a 2023 SCAA Safety Award, please complete the enclosed form and return it to the SCAA Office by February 28, 2024. All submissions require a $100 application fee which includes one plaque and one banner. If additional banners are requested for multiple locations, please include an additional $50 for each additional banner.

Winners

Award recipients will receive a plaque that can be proudly displayed in the main office as well as a 3 ft by 5 ft banner that can be displayed at the entrance of the award-winning facility(s).

Awards will be presented at the 2024 SCAA Workshop and Exhibit. Help us recognize our industry’s commitment to safety by participating in the SCAA’s Safety Award Program.

Mike Newman Outstanding Service Award

The South Carolina Aggregates Association is recognizing an outstanding service award, named for the founding executive director, Mike Newman, to honor his leadership and service to the SC aggregates industry.

If you have a candidate who has demonstrated significant influence, please use this form to submit a candidate whom you would like to honor. Submission is to be made by a SCAA member and voting will be done by the SCAA Executive Director and Executive Committee.

Submissions will be accepted from October 25th-November 6th, 2024. The winner will be announced during our awards presentation at the SCAA Workshop held at the Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, SC on December 3rd, 2024.

 

Candidate Criteria:

  • Extended track record of contribution to their own company
  • Known for his/her contributions to the advancement of the aggregates industry
  • Member of the South Carolina Aggregates Association

Past Winners:

2022 – Scott Fant (Reeves Construction)

2023 – Elliott Botzis (Vulcan Materials Company)