Marathon Petroleum St. Elmo Asphalt Terminal Receives the AEMA Excellence In Manufacturing Award

Congratulations to Marathon Petroleum, St. Elmo Asphalt Terminal, for receiving the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturer's Association (AEMA) Excellence in Manufacturing Award. This award is presented to qualifying plants that meet or exceed AEMA requirements demonstrating best practices in all areas of manufacturing. In addition to providing a measurement of best practices, the award offers plants an avenue for continuous improvement, a demonstration of good corporate citizenship, and a way to display community friendly operations.

AEMA Awards Committee Co-Chair Bob Huitt, Russell Standard Corp., notes, "Earning the Excellence in Manufacturing Award demonstrates a company's dedication to excellence in all areas of asphalt emulsion manufacturing and tangibly recognizes the company as a contributor to the community."

Based on a self-assessment application process, reviewed area criteria include plant appearance, operations, quality control, laboratory, environmental practices, safety, and community relations. Applicants must submit photos of various areas of their plant and signed affidavits from plant and division managers as well as an outside third party. All applications are reviewed by an Award Committee composed of industry experts to ensure accuracy of assessments.