TACA Annual Award Contests

Highlight your special employee, facility, college student or concrete project with one of TACA's Annual Award Contests!  List of winners for 2021 are below.

SAFETY CONTEST
Safety is one of TACA's Core Values: TACA is committed to individual empowerment and corporate engagement to create a work environment where everyone returns home safely every day.  Therefore, this contest recognizes member's exemplary safety records. Showcase your company's accomplishments in safety and enter the TACA Safety Contest!  This contest is sponsored by the Safety/ Transportation Committee of TACA.

Ready Mix
A
Runner-Up CEMEX-Galveston Ready Mix, Galveston, TX
First CEMEX-Mt Belvieu Ready Mix, Baytown, TX
2A
Runner-Up CEMEX-Holmes Ready Mix, Houston, TX
First CEMEX-Ellington Ready Mix Houston, TX
3A
Runner-Up BURNCO TEXAS LLC-Irving Ready Mix, Irving, TX
First Charley's Concrete-Crowley Plant, Crowley, TX
4A
First CEMEX-Navigation Ready Mix, Houston, TX
Vehicle Shop Maintenance
A
First Vulcan Materials Company-Huebner Ready Mix Shop, San Antonio, TX
2A
Runner-Up Knife River Corporation South-Beaumont Shop, Beaumont, TX
First BURNCO TEXAS LLC-Fleet Maintenance, Irving, TX
3A
First Knife River Corporation South-Waco Shop, Waco, TX
4A
First CEMEX-Navigation Truck Shop, Houston, TX
Aggregate Transport/ Tanker
2A
First BURNCO TEXAS LLC-Tanker Division, Justin, TX
3A
First BURNCO TEXAS LLC-Aggregate Transport Floating Fleet, Irving, TX
5A
Runner-Up Cantera Transportation-SAR: Cantera Transportation, San Antonio, TX
First Knife River Coroporation South-Bryan, TX
6A
First Aggregates-Aggregate Haulers I, San Antonio, TX 
Plant Facility Maintenance
A
Runner-Up Martin Marietta-Beaumont Plant Maintenance, Beaumont, TX
First Vulcan Materials Company-RMC Fixed Maintenance, San Antonio, TX
2A
First CEMEX-Navigation Plant Maintenance, Houston, TX
Concrete Pump
A
First BURNCO TEXAS LLC-Pump Division, Irving, TX
Aggregates
A
Runner-Up Vulcan Materials Company-West Texas Portable #3, Abilene, TX
First Vulcan Materials Company-Simonton Sand & Gravel, Wallis, TX
2A
Runner-Up Vulcan Materials Company-Uvalde Quarry, Uvalde, TX
First Vulcan Materials Copmany-Chico Stone, Bridgeport, TX
3A
First Vulcan Materials Company-Medina Quarry, Hondo, TX
4A
Runner-Up Martin Marietta-Hunter Stone Quarry, New Braunfels, TX
First Vulcan Materials Company-1604 Stone, San Antonio, TX
5A
First CEMEX-Balcones Quarry, New Braunfels, TX


PUBLIC APPEARANCE CONTEST
This award recognizes a company's outstanding achievements in improving the public image of our industry.  Winners of this award demonstrate a commitment to plant appearance and protecting the environment.
Best Plant Ready Mix A
Martin Marietta
Corsicana Ready Mix

Best Plant Aggregate B

Knife River
Honey Creek Quarry

Best Plant Cement A

Martin Marietta
Celina Cement Terminal

Best Plant Aggregate A
Martin Marietta
Tyler Rail Yard




TRUCK DRIVER AND PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
These two awards acknowledge the significant contribution of truck drivers and production employees as key members of the production and delivery team. Employees are recognized for their career achievement, safety record, professionalism, competence, and customer service skills.
Truck Driver of the Year 2021
Mr. Randy Chapoy
Ready Mix Driver/ Trainer
BURNCO TEXAS LLC




DR. RICHARD SZECSY EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
TACA will award $2,500 to a student enrolled in a Texas college/university who submits an essay detailing how the aggregates, concrete, or the cement industry has had a positive impact on their family, life, or community in which they live.
Chloe VanTil
Accounting at Texas A&M University