SRM believes in honoring and protecting the earth to the best of our abilities. To help preserve our planet for generations to come, we are increasingly focused on introducing sustainability-minded practices and processes that help us manage natural resources more responsibly. From sustainable mining practices to recycling concrete, we are committed to respecting our world.
Jim White has been named Chief Sustainability Officer of SRM Concrete. Jim, who formerly served as the Environmental Director of Tennessee, was the first choice to fill the newly created position. As the Chief Sustainability Officer, Jim will oversee company-wide compliance with local and federal environmental guidelines and ensure SRM is responsibly stewarding creation.
Oysters are essential to the livelihood of our waterways. They act as living, breathing filters in our rivers and oceans. In order to maximize the oysters' effectiveness, they need to be elevated on beds of rock. That's why our team in Houston, Texas helped restore an oyster bed in the Buffalo Bayou by placing 1/2" limestone along the banks.
SRM Concrete has begun using our excess concrete to build 'reef modules' to help the biologists at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources increase the number of fish habitats at some offshore artificial reefs. SRM builds the habitats by pouring concrete into forms specifically designed to house the species of fish native to the Coastal Carolina region.
Our team in Tallahassee, Florida celebrated Earth Day 2022 by planting a few orange trees at our concrete plants in the area. Soon, our team members will enjoy some shaded spots to eat lunch and fresh fruit to take home.
Our Block Division in Ludington, Michigan donated a load of concrete block to the U Dig It Community Garden to be used to build 12 new raised garden beds. These beds will be tended by the community, and the fresh produce will be used to supply the local food banks with healthy options for those in need.