Lehman-Roberts Earns Three Diamond Achievement Commendations

Lehman-Roberts announced today that three of its plants – Plants 5, 7 and 10 – earned the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Asphalt Plant/Site Operations.

“We are very proud of these three plant crews and our plant superintendents for achieving and maintaining their Diamond Achievement status. This commendation is a perfect display of our core values. While stewardship and continuous improvement are the obvious two, positive relationships within our communities is also required,” said John Paul Finerson, VP of Production. “We thank our community partners for the recommendations required to receive this award. Congratulations again to all of these men.”

The Diamond Achievement Commendation is a nationally recognized and respected program that encourages and recognizes responsible asphalt plant operational practices and cultivates good community relations.  Developed in 1999, the self-assessment process addresses five essential facets of an asphalt plant and its surrounding site: appearance, operations, environmental practices, safety and community relations.

Earning the Commendation exemplifies a company’s commitment to excellence in all aspects of an asphalt facility and symbolizes continuous improvement in operations and community relations. NAPA Chairman James Winford stated, “Earning the Diamond Achievement Commendation enhances both the image of your individual facility and the image of the asphalt pavement industry. It clearly demonstrates a corporate commitment to excellence with a community focus.”

With a total of seven asphalt plant facilities in operation, Lehman-Roberts guarantees top-grade products backed by more than eighty years of experience as hot-mix asphalt producers. Customers have access to a diverse and wide range of paving capabilities, from residential projects to subdivision development, commercial runways and interstate highways.

About Lehman-Roberts and Memphis Stone & Gravel

Lehman-Roberts and sister company Memphis Stone and Gravel, have been a part of the fabric of Memphis for more than a combined 190 years. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, the family of companies continues to build upon a long tradition of quality, trust and strong managerial leadership that distinguishes them among competitors in the highway construction and aggregate industries. With an impressive record and vibrant leadership, it is well poised for its next 190 years of success. For more information, please call (901) 774-4000 or visit www.lehmanroberts.com.

About the National Asphalt Pavement Association

The National Asphalt Pavement Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt pavement material producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,200 companies as its members, was founded in 1955.

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