New Ulm Quartzite Quarries is dedicated to continued excellence, leadership, and stewardship in protecting the environment. Our commitment is to exceed customer expectations while going above and beyond compliance to federal, state, and local environmental regulations. We strive to eliminate pollution generated at the source, to use renewable materials, and to maximize the reclamation and recycling of materials in order to minimize adverse impact on the environment.

Our products are LEED approved and we have been recognized by state contractor agencies for our superior environmental training program. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. We keep up-to-date on best practices and policies that enable us to provide our products and services more efficiently while being aware of the effects our operations may have on the environment. Our employees receive nearly four hours of training on proper environmental practices.

Improving Air And Water Quality

Our goal is to be the greenest company in the industry, a continuous and ongoing practice. We recognize the importance of our role in addressing air quality, water quality, and land quality issues. We spray water on our aggregates to minimize dust, making our workplace and the surrounding areas a healthier place. We also implement a dust collection system to improve air quality. Our vehicles maintain a "no idle" policy which reduces fuel consumption and air pollution. Water quality is improved by controlling water run-off and implementing erosion control at each site. Wasting water is a major concern worldwide, which is why we use recycled water for washing certain types of rock.