Tell City Concrete awarded INSHARP Award

This Wednesday (September 9th) Roy Pannell with the Indiana Department of Labor came to Tell City to congratulate Tell City Concrete for qualifying for the INdiana Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP).

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The INSHARP program recognizes small employers who work towards exemplary safety and health management systems. Successful companies get recognition from the Indiana Department of Labor and have the potential to be granted up to a two year exemption form IOSHA inspections.

Roy Parnell said, “This is recognition to Management, Owners and Employees that you have an effective Health and Safety Program.” Ashley Frantz with the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association said, “We wanted to be sure our members were being proactive in Health and Safety”.

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The ceremony recognized Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. employees Gene Hurm (Safety Professional, left) and Ed Hagerdorn (Manager of Tell City Concrete, right) for their hard work in securing the award.

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Ken Mulzer, President of Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. said, “This confirms that our safety program is where it needs to be. It’s confirmation that we run a safe program. We do want to also recognize the guys who really deserve this award. The guys who are our there now working hard everyday at Tell City Concrete.”

Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing attended the ceremony and thanked Mulzer Crushed Stone, “On Behalf of the City (of Tell City) we congratulate you for your hard work, both Mulzer Crushed Stone and Tell City Concrete. We appreciate what you do to make a safe work enviroment. We look to Mulzer Crushed Stone and Tell City Concrete as a valuable member of our community.”

Congressman Baron Hill Checks in on Local Road Construction Projects

Congressman Baron Hill recently visited the major 231S expansion project in Spencer County to check in on the status of local Stimulus and general construction projects in his district. Employees from J.H. Rudolph, Mulzer Crushed Stone and representatives from Build Indiana Council met with Congressman Hill during his visit to answer questions and speak to him about the future of transportation projects in the area. After visiting and assessing transportation projects in his district, Congressman Hill commented, “I’m convinced that if the Stimulus bill had not passed, we would be in a depression.” Topics discussed with Congressman Hill included the Reauthorization of the Federal Highway Bill. Congressman Hill did not expect the Reauthorization bill to be passed this year but does expect a stop gap highway spending extension to pass this fall. Jeff Mulzer Vice President of Administration stated, “It is our hope that a reauthorization bill can be passed. That is the best way to provide stable funding to states so they can continue to develop and repair our road system”.

Congressman Baron Hill with group
Congressman Baron Hill with group

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Congressman Brad Ellsworth Comments on Transportation Projects in the 8th District

Congressman Brad Ellsworth stopped by the J.H. Rudolph Green River Road Asphalt Plant to get a better understanding of current and future transportation projects in his district. Employees from J.H. Rudolph, Mulzer Crushed Stone and representatives from Build Indiana Council and Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana met with Congressman Ellsworth during his visit to answer questions and speak to him about issues facing the transportation construction industry in our area. Alvin Evans, President of J.H. Rudolph & Co., Inc., showed Congressman Ellsworth how J.H. Rudolph is using recycled shingles, tires and asphalt for many of projects. After discussing the ‘green’ innovations that asphalt plants are performing on a daily basis, Congressman Ellsworth commented, “when it comes to cap and trade, offering incentives to businesses is a better way to achieve conservation.” Other topics discussed included I-69 and the Reauthorization of the Federal Highway Bill. Congressman Ellsworth did not expect the Reauthorization bill to be passed this year but does expect a stop gap highway spending extension to pass this fall. Jeff Mulzer, Vice President of Administration at Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc., stated, “It is our hope that a reauthorization bill can be passed. That is the best way to provide stable funding to states so they can continue to develop and repair our road system”.

Congressman Ellsworth visit

Congressman Ellsworth visit

Water Wellness

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. just launched a new wellness program, WATER WELLNESS, to encourage employees to increase their water intake and to promote hydration.  Employees who drink 48 fluid ounces 5 days a week successfully complete the program, and those who drink 64 fluid ounces qualify to win FOUR TICKETS TO SEE THE INDY COLTS!  Pure water, 100% fruit juice and zero calorie caffeine free flavored water count towards the total goal.  Mulzer wants employees to be excited about the program, but advises employees not to exceed 96 fluid ounces in a day.

There are alot of great reasons to increase your water intake.

  1. Drinking water supports weight loss.  Thirst can be mistaken for hunger.  Next time you are hungry, drink a glass of water and it may satisfy your need for food.
  2. Water protects body organs and tissues.
  3. Water regulates our body temperatures adn lubricates our joints.

Good luck to all of our Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. employee participants!

Fulton Ave. Overpass

If you’ve traveled on the Lloyd Expressway between Fulton Avenue and the MLK Blvd. exit, you know first hand that something major is happening to the expressway.  Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. has already supplied over 150,000 ton of aggregate to this project, which is being ran by Walsh.  This much needed improvement will help streamline traffic in and out of the Downtown Evansville area, adding on and off ramps and elevating the expressway.

An aerial view of the Fulton Ave. Overpass, 2009.

An aerial view of the Fulton Ave. Overpass, 2009.

Hancock Co. Hydroelectric Plant Project

WFIE Channel 14 reported on a major project for Mulzer Crushed Stone.  American Municipal Power is building a $416 million dollar Hydroelectric plant along side the Cannelton Locks and dam.  Over the next 12 months Mulzer will supply 160 barges of quarry rock and 275 barges of sand (estimated).  Visit http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=10855348 to read the article and watch the video.  The Video has a shot of a Mulzer barge being unloaded.

Community Connection Award – Temple

Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association honored Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.’s Temple Quarry, located in English, IN, with the Association’s first “Community Connection” Award at a special Awards Luncheon held in February. This award is given to the plant that most clearly demonstrates efforts above and beyond the regular requirements of the Excellence in Mining Awards. The “Community Connection” Award honors community involvement that demonstrates the contributions of many employees in donating their time and serving their community. Tim Mulzer and Troy McCorkle, Temple Quarry Superintendent, received the prestigious award on behalf of the company, recognizing over 200 hours of documented community service by Temple Quarry employees.

Indiana Mining Aggregates Association is a trade association representing crushed stone, sand and gravel, and slag companies throughout Indiana. This organization’s current membership consists of 43 producer companies which comprise 156 plants and quarries that produce 92% of the aggregate mined in Indiana. Indiana ranks 11th nationally in the production of crushed stone, 15th nationally in the production of sand and gravel, and first in the production of slag.

Abengoa Biofuels

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:  Abengoa Biofuels, located near AB Brown Plant in Posey Co.

This new age Biofuel plant will produce E85 Ethanol out of agriculature products, namely corn. Contractors ICI, Summit Contracting, Deig Bros., Railworks, Mulzer and Agrisystems are working together to build this modern biofuel plant. Mulzer will supply almost 150k ton of aggregates to this project.

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Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. has it's own fleet of tri-axle trucks, Materials Transport, as well as a network of lease trucks used in the delivery of our aggregate products. Trucking companies are one of most important partners!

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New Abengoa Biofuel plant will produce E85 Ethanol using agricultural products, specifically corn.

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Almost 150,000 ton of aggregate will be used in the creation of the Abengoa Biofuel Plant.

Mulzer Wins Excellence in Mining Awards

Thirteen Mulzer locations were honored with “Excellence in Mining” Gold awards by the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association on January 31. The “Excellence in Mining” are presented annually to companies who excel in the following categories: Environmental Programs, Safety Activities, Employee Relations, and Community Relations. These awards promote pride in the programs at the locations. Gold, silver or bronze certificates are awarded to those locations that have successfully met the specified requirements to receive recognitions at one of the three award levels.

Congratulations to the following Mulzer locations that received Gold Awards.

  • Abydel
  • Cape Sandy Underground
  • Cape Sandy #1
  • Cape Sandy #2
  • Charlestown
  • Evansville
  • Griffin
  • I-164
  • New Amsterdam
  • Newburgh
  • Rockport
  • Temple
  • Tower

Enlow Field at Bosse High School

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Enlow Field – Bosse High School, Evansville, Ind.

Enlow Field is getting a makeover – Aggregate Style! Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. is supplying 53’s to the rebuilding project at Enlow Field, the first in a series of three projects for EVSC. Bosse, Reitz and Central High Schools will all receive athletic field re-builds this summer, led by contractor, Koberstein Contracting using 53’s from Mulzer.

Enlow Field

Enlow Field

Enlow Field

Enlow Field