Litter along the roadsides in Shelby County, AL, has no chance when Longview employee John Ellison comes on the scene. John began picking up trash on his long walks as a way to get out of the house, get exercise and keep the community beautiful. He predicts that he has collected over 100 bags of trash since he began these walks in early 2017.
Ellison is a longtime Alabaster resident and Fixed Plant Utility worker at the Longview Operation who will be celebrating 24 years with Carmeuse in May.
On March 12, Ellison received recognition from Alabaster Mayor Marty B. Handlon for his contributions to the city, which range from collecting litter on local roads to supporting the community’s police officers and firefighters.
He helps first responders through the Alabaster Public Servants Foundation, which Ellison co-founded in 2014. Ellison and his team deliver bottled water, Gatorade and meals for people working holiday shifts to show their appreciation.
Ellison also started the Alabaster Community Give Backers, a team that aids local families recovering from losing their homes due to fires and other unexpected disasters. The Give Backers fill two storage units with donations and purchased items for families in need.
Carmeuse Lime & Stone is a leading manufacturer of lime and limestone and whose products are commonly used to benefit the environment by providing cleaner air, cleaner water and improved soil characteristics. Carmeuse products are diversely utilized across a wide range of industries including steel manufacturing, power generation, road construction, land development, glass manufacturing, water and waste water treatment, pulp and paper production, and more. Staffed by up to 2,000 employees throughout 28 production facilities in Eastern U.S. and Canada, with North America operations headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Carmeuse not only offers products, but also value-added services such as technical support, application support, and logistics support to optimize our customers’ processes.
Contact: Dawn Haden
Senior Human Resources Manager