NewsHallett Materials’ Lakeview-Boyer Pit in Wall Lake, Iowa is the proud recipient of the Oldcastle award for Sustained Performance in a Medium Sand and Gravel Operation. Craig Lamberty, OMG Midwest president, presented the award to the crew.

Employees of Hallett Materials are focusing on safety — and the results are clear.

Three Hallett operations — the Ames plant, the North Des Moines plant, and Portable Wash Plant No. 3, which travels through western Iowa — have received five consecutive zero-citation inspections by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the last five years. This accomplishment is even more impressive because multiple inspectors conducted the inspections.

The Lakeview Boyer pit in Wall Lake and the Hallett Stripping Crew #1 have both received four consecutive zero-citation inspections. Furthermore, in recent months, the entire Oldcastle Materials Midwest Group has ranked among the best in the nation in low number of MSHA citations despite a skyrocketing number of inspections.

The Associated General Contractors of Iowa Bravo Awards program recognizes member firms who are involved in improving the quality of life in their community and who project a positive image for the construction industry through contributions of funds, labor, materials, equipment, and leadership.