Sustainability . . .
"W. C. Newman Company, Inc.
is committed to being both, good neighbors in our community,
and careful stewards of our environment. To that end, we have
implemented multiple practices and procedures to meet this goal.
" Robert Atkinson
Type 1L Portland cement supplied by Roanoke
Cement: the use of Type IL cement reduces cement’s carbon footprint
up to 10% compared to standard Type I/II. By sourcing cement
from Roanoke cement we are obtaining our cement from the closest
possible cement producer to our facility .
obtained from Luck Stone’s Prince Edward Quarry 1 mile away
from our facility.
Fly ash and Newcem (Ground Granulated
Blast Furnace Slag), both recycled materials are used when possible.
Recycled process water used for
a portion of mixed water.
Concrete, in general, is a sustainable building material:
Site and Facilities:
The site and facilities were built to enable no
discharge of process water and minimize pollutants due to the
runoff of storm water.
Process water is stored in open
concrete pits and two steel storage tank for reuse in the manufacture
Clarified process water is used for dust
suppression on site.
Site perimeter surrounded by grass
lined shallow ditches and stone berms.
Storm water is contained
in a large settlement pond prior to discharge.
Storm water is visually examined quarterly and laboratory
Air quality is maintained by use of
a central dust collector during mixer loading and silo top dust
collectors during cement offloading.
Radio dispatched trucks with GPS tracking enables
efficient delivery routing.
The use of full synthetic
lube oil combined with oil sampling and analysis has allowed
the increase of oil change intervals by up to 260%.
oil recycled for shop heat.
Regular preventive maintenance
and refurbishment ensures efficient operation of delivery vehicles.
Larger quantities of returned concrete are
used for site paving and the production of interlocking retaining
wall blocks whenever possible.
Concrete Washout Bags available for containment of chute and concrete tool washdown water.
Truck washout and returned concrete that
cannot be utilized for paving or retaining wall blocks is reprocessed
in a concrete reclaimer or discharged in washout pits.
Both the solids that are discharged
from the reclaimer and cleanout of the washout pits are combined
and dewatered to be used or be sold as road base.
Gray water retained in the reclaimer is
reused for the production of concrete.
Clarified water retained in the
washout pits is reused to thin out the reclaimer tanks and for