Environment

Environmental responsibility has been a cornerstone of our business philosophy for three decades. We have launched initiatives to clean the air and control waste-process water from our plants. We have installed a Bibco reclaimer to recycle unused concrete and a central dust collection system in our plants. We have graded our Cole Avenue yard to ensure all waste process water drains back into the pits so it can be directed to the reclaimer or used as wash water. We have installed a new boiler system with a direct contact hot water heater that is 99% efficient. The flue gases from the boiler preheat the water to further reduce our energy use. Our block program converts unused concrete into interlocking blocks for use in loading ramps and retaining walls.

 

“Our commitment to reducing our waste and maximizing our use of returned concrete stretches back to the early 1980s. With Qualico’s support and their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint, we have now become a leader in this area.”

Lloyd Froese, Office/IT Manager