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Coldspring Receives Recognition of Excellence Award

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Coldspring Receives Recognition of Excellence Award

Posted on 20 November 2019 by cradmin

Coldspring Egineering Group

Coldspring®, a quarrier and fabricator of natural stone and bronze manufacturing in North America, was recognized by Xcel Energy for its outstanding achievements in energy efficiency. Xcel Energy presented the “Recognition of Excellence Award” to Coldspring at the utility’s annual Energy Solutions Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.

The Recognition of Excellence awards honor Xcel Energy’s Minnesota business customers that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to energy efficiency. Six organizations received awards for their efforts completed in 2018 and 2019 using Xcel Energy’s portfolio of energy solutions, long-term strategies and leadership.

“Coldspring was founded in 1898 with a commitment to good stewardship in every aspect of our operations,” says Ray Jaeger, Engineering and Environmental Manager. “Today, we continue this mission by taking our commitment to the environment very seriously at every location. Coldspring has made significant advancements in energy reduction in recent years, and we’re honored to receive recognition from Xcel Energy for our efforts.”

In 2008, Coldspring implemented a long-term plan to reduce energy usage by 2 percent every year and to date their annual average energy reduction has exceeded that goal with an anticipated 10 percent reduction for 2019. These achievements are a result of the completion of a wide variety of innovative projects including wide-scale custom equipment upgrades and energy-efficient LED lighting.

In addition to implementing custom equipment and lighting, Coldspring has added new processes to save energy, including renewable wind through Xcel’s WIndsource program. In August 2019, Coldspring installed more than 3,000 solar electric panels at its Minnesota headquarters. The 1-megawatt ground array system covers approximately 5 acres and – along with renewable wind energy – is helping Coldspring achieve an estimated reduction in energy consumption of 12 percent each year.

“Coldspring has a history of demonstrating leadership for the environment not only in the state of Minnesota but also within the natural stone industry,” says Kathy Spanier, Director of Marketing at Coldspring. “In 2006, we began working within the stone industry to form a sustainability committee which would later implement the industry’s first third-party-verified standard to recognize the sustainable production of natural stone, ANSI/NSC 373. Reducing energy consumption has played an important role in Coldspring’s ability to achieve ANSI/NSC 373 certifications at various locations.”

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Greg Flint Named President and Chief operations officer of Coldspring

Posted on 12 June 2017 by cradmin

Coldspring, quarrier and fabricator of natural stone, and bronze manufacturer in North America, announced the promotion of Greg Flint to President and Chief Operations Officer. Flint is formerly the company’s Vice President of Operations and Strategy and is a lifelong Coldspring employee with more than 34 years of service.

Greg Flint

Greg Flint

During his 16-year tenure on the Coldspring executive team, Flint worked closely under the leadership of previous President and Chief Operations Officer, John Mattke.

Listening to customers’ needs and then utilizing change management to improve Coldspring’s LEAN management system are Flint’s areas of special expertise. His deep knowledge and understanding of the business, connections with the employees and members of the stone industry, along with his strategic background and focus, position him well for leading the entire Coldspring organization going forward.

John Mattke will move to Marble Falls, Texas, where he will provide guidance as President of the new Coldspring subsidiary, Stone Panels International, during the next phase of its transition. Flint and Mattke will work closely in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition. Mattke will also provide ongoing guidance and support to Flint and the Coldspring executive team in key areas as he assumes a new role as a member of the Coldspring board of directors.

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Kathy Spanier Receives MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award

Posted on 03 March 2017 by cradmin

MIA+BSI Person of the Year

Kathy Spanier with 2016 BSI President Aaron Hicken and 2016 MIA President David Castellucci.

Kathy Spanier, Director of Marketing for Coldspring in Cold Spring, Minn,, was the recipient of the 2016 MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award. Spanier received the award at the MIA+BSI Awards Luncheon at TISE.

With more than 35 years of marketing experience, Spanier has spent the past decade advocating for advancing leadership and sustainability within the natural stone industry. She serves as chair of the Natural Stone Council’s Committee on Sustainability and has been a driving force in having NSC 373 recognized by the Living Building Challenge, the US Green Building Council, and other regulatory groups. She has been a member of the BSI Board of Directors since 2013 and currently serves on the joint MIA+BSI Board.

Spanier serves on the steering committee for MIA+BSI’s Women in Stone initiative. She has also been active in launching the Women in Stone Mentorship Program, which pairs industry veterans with newcomers, providing an important opportunity to build relationships and learn about the industry.

You may also be interested in this article about ISFA’s Annual Award winners.

 

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