HOUSTON, TEXAS (Nov. 9, 2010)— Cherry, a Houston-based, family-operated demolition and recycling company, was awarded top honors for its demolition and environmental recycling program held at the World Demolition Awards program in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Cherry’s Demolition and Recycling Environmental Award recognized the company’s safety record, reduced environmental impact; recycling strategies; green work practices; and control of noise, pollution and disturbance. The award was presented by Demolition & Recycling International magazine, part of the KHL Group that is now the leading supplier of international construction information in the world.
“Having the international community recognize our accomplishments in demolition and environmental recycling is a terrific honor,” said Leonard Cherry, president and co-owner of Cherry.
“A key part of our overall environmental mission is to recycle our demolished concrete, asphalt and steel into re-usable material. Instead of adding bulk to landfills, we recycle as much construction debris as possible,” Cherry explained. “Doing so not only significantly reduces the amount of concrete, asphalt and steel waste that ends up in landfills, but it helps preserve our nation’s natural resources.”
Cherry believes that a successful demolition and concrete/asphalt crushing company must adopt solid environmental, social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. The company serves the Gulf Coast with demolition and recycling services, which includes the recycling of more than one million tons of concrete and asphalt and approximately 40,000 tons of steel each year. Cherry is considered one of the biggest recyclers in the state of Texas.
Cherry, based in Houston, Texas, was founded in 1952 and has grown to meet and exceed the changing demands of customers, communities and governing bodies. The company’s complete cycle of capabilities includes: safety-first demolition contracting for an industrial site, office building, or home; cost-effective removal of road and highway materials; superior resources for stabilized materials; and professional recycling of demolition and other industrial waste. For more information, see www.cherrycompanies.com.