Archive by Year: 2015

Preferred Earns Wildlife at Work Certification & Re-Certification

Dec 2 2015

Wildlife Cert and Re-Cert

On November 12, 2015 Preferred Materials received a certification and re-certification award from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) at the Conservation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. …Read more

ODESSA PLANT HOSTS EDUCATIONAL TOUR FOR 4TH GRADE SCIENCE CLASS

Nov 19 2015

Odessa Science Plant TourOn the heels of earning the 2015 Wildlife at Work Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, the Odessa Concrete Plant Wildlife Habitat site at Preferred Materials hosted Mrs. Cheryl Pahl’s fourth grade science class from Hunter’s Green Elementary School for an educational tour. The eight-acre site houses a ready-mixed concrete plant, where one acre is designated for a wildlife garden and outdoor learning space. Students were educated on the properties of concrete, shown how to fill a truck in the plant, instructed on measuring products in the lab, and spoke with a driver about what it was like to drive a concrete truck. …Read more

Preferred PARTICIPATES IN BREAST CANCER WALK

Oct 24 2015

Breast Cancer Walk

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, nearly 100 Preferred Materials employees, family members and friends went out to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at The Shops at Wiregrass in Pasco County. The team was able to raise $2,340 and Preferred Materials matched the donation, to total $4,680.

PREFERRED MATERIALS RECEIVES ACAF EXCELLENCE IN PAVEMENT AWARDS

Oct 13 2015

2015 ACAF Awards

Preferred Materials, Inc. was honored to receive two district and one statewide 2015 Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida (ACAF) Excellence in Pavement Awards! Preferred accepted the district and statewide award for Resurfacing in the Urban Category; acknowledging Preferred’s work on the State Road 13 (San Jose Blvd.) project in Duval County, Florida. This was a pavement resurfacing of 23.2 lane miles; requiring 35,125 tons of asphalt. …Read more

PREFERRED MATERIALS PARTICIPATES IN BEACH CLEANUP

Sep 23 2015

Group beach cleanup 2015

On the morning of Saturday, September 19th, more than 50 Preferred Materials employees, friends and family members gathered at Lovers Key State Park in Fort Myers Beach, Florida to participate in the 30th Annual International Coastal Cleanup in Lee County. The volunteers walked up and down the coastline of Southwest Florida, picking up trash, litter and debris. …Read more