ARPA Community Relations


CEA AwardThe ARPA Community Excellence Award Program began in 2005 to recognize aggregate producers whose community involvement and support activities have enhanced the public’s perception and support of the aggregates industry. ARPA firmly believes that active community relations efforts are the best way for an aggregate producer to demonstrate that an operation can be an asset in any community; and that the individuals who manage and work at aggregate operations are both good neighbors and responsible corporate citizens. The goal of the ARPA Community Excellence Award Program is improving the public’s perception of local aggregate operations and the mining industry by encouraging, recognizing and generating positive public involvement.

CEA Information

CEA Announcement
CEA Checklist
CEA Submittal Judges Rubric


Previous Winners

CEA Winners 2016-2017:

1st Place: CalPortland Diablo Aggregate Plant
Runner Up: Vulcan Materials Company, Flagstaff Facility


CEA Winners 2015-2016:

1st Place: CalPortland West 43Ave Facility
Runners Up: DRAKE Cement Paulden Plant & CalPortland Orange Grove Facility


CEA Winners 2014-2015:

1st Place: CEMEX Coolidge Plant
Runners Up: Salt River Materials Group Clarkdale Cement Plant & Lafarge NA Sun City Aggregates Plant


CEA Winners 2013-2014:

1st Place: CEMEX West Plant
Runners Up: CalPortland Beardsley Facility & Vulcan Materials Company West 43rd Facility


CEA Winners 2012-2013:

1st Place: Cemex: 7th St. Facility
Runners Up: None


CEA Winners 2010-2011:

1st Place: Salt River Materials Group: Clarkdale Cement Plant
1st Place: Granite Construction Company
Runners Up: FNF Construction, Inc. & CalPortland, Coolidge Facility


CEA Winners 2009-2010:

1st Place: Lafarge, Sun City Aggregates
Runners Up: FNF Construction, Inc. & CalPortland, Coolidge Facility


CEA Winners 2008-2009:

1st Place: Salt River Materials Group, 67th Ave. Plant
Runners Up: Granite Construction Company, Tangerine Plant & CalPortland, Bullard Plant