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DMM and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) are proud to sponsor the annual Virginia Mineral Mine Safety Awards program. Since its inception in 2007, this very successful program has recognized 56 companies and 157 mineral mine workers for outstanding safety achievements in Virginia’s mineral mining industry. The 157 workers who have been recognized represent a cumulative total of 3,910 years working in the mineral mining industry without a lost time injury!
DMM and the VTCA also jointly sponsor an annual mined land reclamation awards program. Mine operations that have performed exemplary, or innovative reclamation of lands previously disturbed for mining are nominated by their respective mine inspectors for awards in quarry and non-quarry categories. Operations that win the overall state award go on to compete with mining operations from other states for national awards. Virginia mining operations have been awarded numerous national reclamation awards. Our operations are considered to be leaders in returning mined land to productive uses.