Washington, D.C.—At the 2022 NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum in September, Kapowsin Quarry of Washington Rock Quarries received the Gold Award for Community Relations Excellence.
Advertising and Public Relations Manager Eve Hart accepted the award in behalf of Washington Rock Quarries.
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) advocates for issues that impact the aggregates industry. According to the NSSGA, the Community Relations Excellence awards “recognize producers whose community involvement and support activities enhance the public’s perception of the aggregates industry and the individual producer’s operation.”
The awards included one platinum award winner, eight gold award winners, and 44 bronze award winners.
Each year, quarries can apply for a community relations award by demonstrating how they connect with the community through social media, volunteer work, donations, special events, educational efforts, media relations, and advocacy efforts.
Washington Rock is a family business that operates two mines that work hand in hand: Kapowsin Quarry and King Creek Pit. Our community relations efforts involve both operations equally, but we focused on Kapowsin Quarry due to the application requirements. For our 2022 application, we highlighted some of the ways we connected to the community through events like Dozer Day (as seen in our video below) and through our contributions to important causes like American Lake Veterans Golf Course.
We also highlighted the stories we shared through our blog, the videos we published to YouTube, the projects we photographed, and the photos we shared of our operations on social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
At a networking event during the Legislative & Policy Forum, Washington Rock joined with other Gold Award winners to discuss our efforts. We created three posters with photos of inspiring projects, uplifting stories, and exciting events we hosted in 2021. Rock creations from Dozer Day traveled 2,700 miles to DC to make an appearance at the event.
Find the official NSSGA news release on their website.