On Wednesday, August 1, Carmeuse’s Buffington operation in Gary, IN welcomed 30 students and staff members from the John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club for a luncheon where students were given backpacks and school supplies.
In 2015, Carmeuse launched the Sustainability Award Competition, a worldwide initiative which encourages branches of Carmeuse to complete a sustainability project for a chance to win an award. Each Carmeuse location has the freedom to decide how to best work on a project that promotes sustainability in everyday life.
On July 20, after winning tickets at a nonprofit auction, thanks in part to Carmeuse, a family traveled to Port Inland to see the legendary streamlined freighter, the Wilfred Sykes.
On its tour around various Carmeuse plants, the CAT Simulator made a pit stop at the Kentucky operations at the end of June to train employees.
The Air & Waste Management Association, (AWMA) is featuring a strong focus on operational, environmental and regulatory challenges for power generation companies at the 2018 MEGA Symposium, August 20-23.
On July 20, the Black River Operation held a picnic for the Tom Browning Boys & Girls Club, a Carmeuse Foundation Partner. Plant managers grilled hot dogs and served chips, drinks and cookies. Games and inflatables were also on-site for children to enjoy.
June 2 was an exciting day for Port Inland as the operation hit the “500 Days Without Injury” mark.
Eleven volunteers from the Cedarville and Port Inland operations worked on various projects for Bay Cliff Health Camp, a Carmeuse Foundation Partner and health and wellness center in Big Bay, MI, on July 10 and 11. This was Carmeuse’s seventh year volunteering at the camp.
In order to meet state regulations and to improve the air quality in the area, the River Rouge Operation has made major improvements to plant equipment. Due to an increase in sulfur in the air, Wayne County contacted Carmeuse and other area industries to implement new state-approved procedures to reduce pollution. In addition to the mandated plan, River Rouge went above and beyond to further improve the area’s air quality by making additional enhancements to the plant.
Grand River employees worked together to construct a nesting box for local ospreys, also known as sea hawks, river hawks or fish hawks. Dwayne Knee, Warehouser for Grand River, orchestrated the project once the plant decided to complete this as their first 2018 nature project. The box was planned, constructed and installed with the help of 18 employees. The project was completed on June 25.