U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Honors IceStone

Posted on 15 May 2014 by cradmin

Cobalt Ice IceStoneThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave IceStone a 2014 Environmental Quality Award. The annual award is given to businesses, non-profits, individuals and federal, state, local or tribal agencies that have created positive environmental and public health impacts in the last year. The award is a milestone for IceStone, which only resumed production one year ago after a six month hiatus caused by Hurricane Sandy. “This award not only highlights our mission and sustainable operations, it’s also further evidence of our resilience,” said CEO Dal LaMagna. “Since the storm we’ve hired new employees, invested in facility upgrades and new equipment, and debuted new products. It’s a testament to the dedication of the employees, and the support of our community.”

IceStone’s recycled glass and concrete countertop materials are made with the company’s social and environmental practices in mind, which include powering production with a water recycling system, skylights and electric forklifts, providing living wages to all workers and allocating 10 percent of the company’s shares for employees. “The outstanding efforts of EPA Environmental Quality Award recipients are fostering an environmental ethic in corporate board rooms, city halls and neighborhoods across the country,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck.”




 





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