KILWAUGHTER MINERALS was among the winners at the recent annual Plant & Civil Engineer ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry’ Awards.
The company was presented with the ‘Quarry of the Year Award’, sponsored by Terex Finlay and Ormonde Machinery, at a gala evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast.
Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd has been an established mineral and quarry processor since 1939. Quarrying and production facilities are based at headquarters in Larne, County Antrim, where operations span a 75 acre site.
The awards judges praised the exceptionally high standard of entries in this category, but “Kilwaughter Minerals stood out as being ‘an example of professionalism and innovation that exists within the Quarry Industry.’”
Kilwaughter Minerals is a privately owned business with strong values. Social responsibility is comprehensive and involves employees, charitable organisations, school children and various community groups.
The quarry produces the much sought after ‘Co. Antrim white limestone’ used in the construction and agricultural industries throughout Ireland. Other product lines include calcium carbonate powders, limestone sands, aggregates & minerals; the company distributes its products under its K Rend and Kilwaughter Lime brands.
Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd was also awarded top place in the Mining and Quarrying sector in Northern Ireland’s only independent environmental business standards.
This prestigious accolade now places them amongst some of the most environmentally responsible companies in Northern Ireland. It achieved Quintile One status by improving their carbon footprint through a major drive to reduce waste, power and energy usage.
With 13 separate categories, the annual ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry’ awards, organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd., is regarded as the premier event in the Plant, Construction and Quarry calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.