Oct 5 2016
On October 5, 2016 The Preferred Materials South West Region Green Team delivered five Chad’s Brackets wagons on behalf of CRH and Oldcastle Materials to Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. The team met with Child Life Specialist for General Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care, Karlie Colwell, and patients.
Colwell said everyone at the hospital was very happy about getting the five wagons with the IV poles. The wagons will be used throughout the hospital for young patients in general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, pediatric surgery, and pediatric hematology/oncology.
Green Team Captain, Erica Mejia, explained that everyone in the hospital was thankful for Preferred’s generosity and kindness. She said “It is a blessing and a privilege to have the support from my company to make a positive change in someone’s life, and to make a difference in this world”.
Special thanks to Preferred Employees Lorenzo Irving, Robert Pender, David Lantrip and Erica Mejia for proudly representing Preferred and Oldcastle Materials!
Jun 25 2016
Preferred’s asphalt plant in Melbourne, FL, re-opened for business in June 2016; a full month ahead of schedule. Located in Central Brevard County, the plant had been idle since 2011. …Read more
May 18 2016
Preferred Materials was proud to sponsor a water station at the 10th Annual Miles for Moffitt event located at the University of South Florida campus in support of raising funds for Cancer Research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Preferred employees volunteered at the sponsored water station to pass out waters and cheer on 10K and 15K runners. The event was claimed to be an overwhelming success with a total of $573,000 raised.
May 14 2016
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Angie McElroy, Chief Estimator for Preferred Materials Asphalt and Southeast Regional Director of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), led the 2016 NAWIC Southeast Region Forum over two days in Orlando, FL. …Read more
Sep 24 2014
In June, Oldcastle Materials employees in Odessa, Fla., joined by the OMG Environmental Best Practice Group, planted 2,500 flowers, trees and shrubs, resulting in a pollinator garden with more than 90 different species of native plants. This is the first wildlife habitat site by the Preferred Materials – Concrete Division as part of the 2014 Preferred Materials Wildlife Garden Project. The 8-acre site houses a ready-mix facility where 1-acre will be used for wildlife garden and outdoor learning space. …Read more