2010 Ecological Award for Asphalt Plants
Lanham, MD – The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Duval Asphalt Products Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., is a winner of the prestigious 2010 National Ecological Award competition in the existing plant category. The competition is sponsored by Roads & Bridges Magazine.
NAPA’s Ecological Award competition, which started in 1971, recognizes asphalt facilities that best demonstrate safe and responsible environmental practices. Facilities are judged on their design layout, clean operation, maintenance performance practices and community activities.
“NAPA selects the award recipients using rigorous criteria to evaluate the environmental friendliness of their operations,” commented Larry H. Lemon, 2010 Chairman of the NAPA Board of Directors. “The judges determined that Duval Asphalt Products Inc. operates in an exemplary manner.”
Duval Asphalt Products won the award for its West 12th Street plant. The plant was leveled and completely rebuilt in 2000 and since that time has been continuously updated to include the latest and best technology.
“The latest, most significant update was the installation of the Green Machine in 2008, which gave us the capability of producing warm mix asphalt,” says Jennifer Ragsdale, director of business development and marketing.
The plant also features a newly updated baghouse to control emissions and the company employs best industry practices to control rain runoff and control dust at the facility. The site is extensively landscaped with trees, flowerbeds and paved parking areas.
“Duval Asphalt strives to be a leader in our industry by implementing the latest and best technology in asphalt production. We exemplify the good neighbor policy by keeping our facilities clean, beautiful and as noise sensitive as possible,” says Ragsdale.
Duval Asphalt Products consistently makes donations to non-profit organizations throughout northeast Florida. Over the past two years it has donated more than $100,000 in services and money to groups within the community.
To further express its pride in community and country, the company maintains a 110-foot flagpole that flies a 1,800-square foot American flag. The local community has expressed its appreciation for Duval Asphalt’s statement of support for those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. military.