TACA PUBLIC APPEARANCE AWARDS RULES

PURPOSE…
To provide statewide recognition to aggregate, concrete, cement, admixture, fly ash, fiber and allied members who have facilities that provides service to our industry. This includes anyone or an organization that provides outstanding contributions to improving our public image either within our industry or to the general community, as well as contributions to providing educational opportunities for the community. Focus will be placed on companies or organizations, which have not only met, but have surpassed governmental compliance regulations and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in plant appearance, landscaping and community relations.

ELIGIBILITY…
Any TACA member company in good standing producing from a permanent location in the State of Texas is eligible to enter. This will include established and new facilities. Awards will be given for individual facility merit, so a company may wish to submit more than one entry. However, categories are determined by a company’s TOTAL annual production volume, not by individual plant production volume. Therefore, individual plants submitted will be competing against other individual plants of the same company.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING…
Project must have taken place between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017
The judging will be based on 10 of the 12 criteria listed below (as some criteria are not applicable to some plants).  For specifics on each criterion, see OFFICIAL entry form.  Each criteria will be graded on a 10 point system, (10 being the highest and 1 the lowest), with a possible 100 total points.

  • Entrance and Approach
  • Office and/or Scale House
  • Employee Areas
  • Other Structures
  • Appearance from Neighbors and/or Public Highways
  • Plant Appearance, Including Mobile Equipment and compatibility to surroundings
  • Dust Control
  • Erosion Control
  • Mining area appearance and/or stock pile appearance
  • Trash and Scrap Control
  • Settling Pond and/or Reclamation
  • Trucks
  • Entries must show specific improvements planned, underway or completed for each plant being entered based on 10 of the 12 criteria described above.

ENTRY INFORMATION…

Submissions must be received no later than May 1, 2017

Entries are to consist of:

  • Maximum of two photos per criteria (before and after)
    • Photos should be labeled
  • Entries must include a written narrative of one paragraph covering each criteria
  • Entries must be submitted in a single PDF file

Only entries using the Official Public Appearance Award Entry Form will be eligible and MUST include

  1. Company name and plant being entered
  2. Street, City, Zip code in which the plant is located
  3. Name of Principal (e.g. Plant Manager)
  4. Phone and fax numbers

AWARDS…
Where appropriate, an award will be presented in each category.
Awards will be presented to the facilities as follows:
• Best Plant per Category
Awards will be presented at TACA’s Annual Meeting on June 16, 2017 at the Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

Categories:
Please click the links below for the entry form for your category.

READYMIX »
Annual Production CY:
A) More than 2,000,000
B) 500,000 to 2,000,000
C) Less than 500,00

AGGREGATE »
Annual Production Tons:
A) More than 3,000,000
B) 1,000,000 to 3,000,000
C) Less than 1,000,00

CEMENT »
A) One category only

ADMIXTURE, FLYASH AND FIBER PRODUCERS »
A) One category only

ALLIED MEMBERS »
A) One category only