Community & Environment
We recognize that we have a unique responsibility to the environment and the communities in which we operate. In many ways, our use of the land may be considered an interim land use. As such, our activities must appreciate and contemplate the ultimate land use. To this end we employ a full time staff of environmental, regulatory, and land use specialists. Working with community leaders we strive to be an asset and partner to the communities in which we operate.
We are extremely proud of our reputation as a community steward. We have received national, state and local recognition for our environmental commitment and support of the communities in which we operate.
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- Post-mining reclamation and re-use of industrial plant sites are always a significant question in the minds of community leaders and their constituents. We are committed to being a strong community partner. One of the best ways to highlight our efforts in this area is to walk you through an actual case study of one of our operations. Click here (Maple Grove Case Study) to view the story of the Maple Grove Gravel Mining Area and reclamation and development efforts underway.
- In 2010 Tiller Corporation was recognized by Great River Greening, a community based organization focused on the restoration of natural areas and open spaces, as the 2010 Environmental Business of the Year. Click here to read more on the organization and the award.
- Tiller Corporation has been an active participant in the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Green Star Award Program. Minnesota Green Star facilities earn recognition for completing the requirements of the MPCA's Environmental Audit Program. Each of our asphalt plant facilities and our aggregate operations has been recognized as recipients of the Green Star Award. Click here (MPCA Green Star Award) to read more on the organization and the award.
All of Commercial Asphalt Co.'s plants are recipients of the prestigious Diamond Achievement Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Recipients of this award are assessed in six separate categories including: appearance, operations, environmental, safety, community relations and permitting & compliance. Only those sites that excel against each of the standards are granted this prestigious recognition. We are very pleased to have received these awards. Our plant operators and management team have worked hard with our local communities to make our plants and their sites environmentally friendly and an asset to the community.