NAPA PRESENTS UNITED COMPANIES WITH MULTIPLE DIAMOND ACHIEVEMENT AND DIAMOND QUALITY COMMENDATIONS

October 15, 2014


GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado–The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced that six of United Companies hot-mix asphalt (HMA) plants have earned NAPA’s Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Hot-Mix Asphalt Plant/Site Operations. The award-winning plants are Montrose, Gunnison, Portable, Rifle, Grand Junction, Norwood and Eagle. In addition to earning the Diamond Achievement Commendation, three of United Companies HMA plants earned the NAPA Diamond Quality Commendation.

According to a press release issued by NAPA, The Diamond Achievement Commendation is an honor in which a company can take great pride. It clearly demonstrates a corporate commitment to excellence with a community focus.NAPA also notes on their website that many asphalt plants are now in the midst of communities, making it imperative that HMA plants demonstrate good corporate citizenship and neighbor-friendly operations.

The Diamond Achievement Commendation program was launched in 1999 to provide an avenue for HMA operations to set and reach goals that allow for continuous improvement.The unique and voluntary self-assessment program addresses six essential facets of responsible HMA operations: appearance, operations, environmental practices, safety, permitting and regulatory compliance and community relations.

Earning the Commendation exemplifies the commitment to excellence in all aspects of HMA facilities and symbolizes continuous improvement in operations and community relations.