Blue Diamond Materials Recognized by Irwindale Chamber of Commerce 2009 Environmental Awards

September 21, 2009

Congratulations to Blue Diamond Materials for being recognized by the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce during its 2009 Environmental Awards and Green Business Expo. Blue Diamond received the Energy Preservation Award for its Reclaimed Asphalt Plant facility (RAP) in Irwindale, CA. Through the process of RAP; Blue Diamond has been able to reuse old pavement, Hot Mix Asphalt millings, which are reclaimed from city street or State highway overlay, in place of virgin aggregate. Another added benefit is the energy saving factor involved by using RAP asphalt binder in place of virgin asphalt; which means less energy is required to reheat the binder. Reducing energy cost and reusing old pavement is not only beneficial for Blue Diamond and our customers; but for the environment as well.