News

Here’s the latest news from Preferred Materials, keeping you updated with our corporate announcements, most recent events, and industry information.


Preferred Materials Cooks Meal for Ronald McDonald House

Mar 31 2017

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Friday, March 31, 2017, the Preferred Materials West Florida Green Team ended their week by giving back to the community at the Ronald McDonald House located in St.Petersburg, FL. The team (and our President of Asphalt!) donated food and cooked a meal for the families staying at the location blocks away from the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Green Team leader, Maria Perez, said “As you can see, this was a blessed day for the Ronald McDonald House. Its great to see how these small contributions brightened someone’s day”


Central Region Green Team Sponsors and competes at 5K

Mar 18 2017

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The Central Region Green Team recently participated in the Rescue Run Corporate 5K in Sanford, FL. For the third consecutive year, they served as a Gold Sponsor benefiting the Rescue Outreach Mission which serves the local homeless population. Five employees and family members from PMI and CYD finished in the top 15 of their category.


Central Region Concrete collaborates on safety solutions

Mar 11 2017

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On Saturday, 3/11/2017, the Preferred Materials Concrete Central Region held their Quarterly Safety Meeting. This meeting was unique from other meetings in the past. Instead of covering specific topics, the group split up into eight different tables to collaborate on a group scenario. Their goal in the exercise was to come up with specific actions to improve the safety culture for their companies in 2017. Excellent ideas came from the groups, and the management group met the following Monday for the purpose of incorporating these ideas into their business!


Central FL Green Team Volunteers at Food Bank

Feb 24 2017

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On Friday, February 24, 2017, members of the Central Region Green Team volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Downtown Orlando, FL.  The Green Team assembled pallets of food that will be converted into 4,500 family food boxes. 4,500 family food boxes is the equivalent of three full tractor trailer loads and all of that food will sustain families in need within the Orlando area.

The green team gathered volunteers who traveled from all over Central Florida to help the community! The group came not only from Orlando, but from as far away as Gainesville, Auburndale, Palm Bay, and Daytona.

 


Preferred Materials Employee Finds Manatee In Storm Drain

Dec 15 2016

manateeIn December 2016, Preferred Materials’ Distributor Operator, Deidre Gibson discovered a poor Manatee that was stuck in a storm drain. Deidre and the crew contacted local authorities to initiate rescue efforts. We are proud to report that the Manatee is safe and was transferred to SeaWorld in Orlando, FL for treatment and rehabilitation.

Check out the full story: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/watch-live-manatee-stuck-in-drain-in-ortega-area_/360365389