Archive by Year: 2016

Preferred Volunteers at Give Kids the World Village

Jul 29 2016

13876487_1729928030579635_2467484340390896269_nThe Central Florida Green Team at Preferred Materials served breakfast at the Give Kids The World Village on July 29th. GKTW is a nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, FL for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, with a focus on providing accommodations and access to donated theme park tickets. After serving breakfast and assisting with clean ups, GKTW commented “Thank you to the wonderful Central Florida Green Team for being our Angels”! We are proud to have employees dedicated to making an impact on our surrounding communities.

Preferred’s Melbourne, FL Asphalt Plant Re-Opens

Jun 25 2016

Melbourne Plant v6 retouched (2)

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

Preferred Sponsors Water Station at Miles for Moffitt

May 18 2016

Miles for MoffittPreferred 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.

PREFERRED EMPLOYEE LEADS SOUTHEAST REGION NAWIC FORUM

May 14 2016

NAWIC (8 of 55) - Angie McElroy

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

Preferred Featured in Pasco County Native Garden Tour

Apr 24 2016

Native Garden Tour

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, Preferred Materials was honored to be involved in the Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society’s First Annual Native Plant Tour. Preferred’s Odessa Concrete Plant was the first stop featured on a seven stop driving tour of native gardens in Southern Pasco County. In November 2015, Preferred earned the 2015 Wildlife at Work certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its eight-acre wildlife habitat site, where one acre is designated for a wildlife garden and outdoor learning space. The site’s pollinator garden hosts more than 75 different species of native plants. Many of the visitors were people who wanted to learn more about native plants and how they could help improve their landscapes and environment. The event was deemed a resounding success from all participants.