This December, Carmeuse River Rouge donated coats to local children through the No Kid Without a Coat program. For the second year, Carmeuse employees contributed by donating new coats children in time for the holidays.
On December 4, 2019, employees from the Carmeuse Drummond Island site donated toys, food and supplies to local Drummond Island families in need. The donations were delivered to nonprofit organizations to be given to families this holiday season.
Carmeuse employees from several sites in Michigan participated in the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) K-8 STEM Fair at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on December 6. The Carmeuse Team set up a booth with fun demonstrations designed to interact with the students and introduce them to careers in STEM.
The Carmeuse Sustainability Award 2019 was awarded to Carmeuse Buffington, Indiana. The site won this year’s award for its outstanding sustainability efforts in a global competition of nearly 30 sustainability programs completed by Carmeuse sites.
Representatives from Carmeuse visited River Rouge STEM Academy to learn about the students’ work with aquaponics, a gardening technique that allows fish and plants to grow together in one symbiotic system. The aquaponics technology is supported by Carmeuse’s partnership with the Academy.
On October 21 and 22, Carmeuse partnered with the STEM School in River Rouge to run CAT loader and bulldozer simulations with students. The teaching opportunity followed a weeklong simulation training of Carmeuse operators intended to provide a learning experience to all employees who operate both pieces of equipment.
Carmeuse Port Inland made a donation to Area 1 Special Olympics Michigan. The donations were raised by the Carmeuse team at this year’s “Dunk the Manager” Fundraiser. Area 1 Special Olympics Michigan’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.Carmeuse Port Inland made a donation to Area 1 Special Olympics Michigan. The donations were raised by the Carmeuse team at this year’s “Dunk the Manager” Fundraiser. Area 1 Special Olympics Michigan’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The Carmeuse Grand River operation donated stone fines and assisted in contractor communications as part of a project to create a walkway in Grand River’s Merrick Hutchinson Park. The park improvement efforts were made possible by Carmeuse’s Brian Horvath, Bob Hay, Dwayne Knee and Harry Harris.
The Carmeuse River Rouge operation sponsored the 11th Annual Friends of the Rouge Cruise which explored southeast Michigan’s Rouge River. The cruise travelled downstream from Stroh River Place to the turning basin at the Ford Rouge Complex where it began its journey back upstream. Friends of the Rouge is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore, protect and enhance the Rouge River watershed through stewardship, education and collaboration.
Carmeuse donated two outdoor classrooms to local schools in Woodstock, Ontario. Parent associations from Elementary School Catholic Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys and Southside School requested Carmeuse’s help in the creation of outdoor classrooms.