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8 • ROCK products • September 2017 I N D U S T RY N E W S IN THE KNOW "Sustainability is embedded in our day-to-day operations and support for this effort represents our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live, work and operate," added Joel Galassini, Cemex USA regional president – Texas Region. Program participants receive exclusive access to aquifer-related locations and personal interaction with EAA staff geologists, hydrologists and biolo- gists at no cost, while also receiving the opportunity for Continuing Pro- fessional Education (CPE) credit. Local educators can participate in the series by contacting the EAC directly. Excur- sions and programs in 2016 included a tour through the Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio, Texas, and an under- ground guided trip to study caverns at the Edwards Aquifer. "Every educator who participates in one of these excursions represents dozens of students who are tomorrow's protec- tors of the Edwards Aquifer," said Luana Buckner, executive director of EAC. "The continued support by Cemex makes it possible to teach the concepts of water conservation, habitat preservation and good stewardship to thousands of stu- dents across the region." The donation is the second of three annual donations funded by the Cemex Foun- dation. As at all of its operations, the operation at the Cemex Balcones Quarry is committed to the protection and con- servation of local wildlife and habitat through programs like this one and sim- ilar ones, including the establishment of a dedicated onsite wildlife team that educates and conducts outreach on the local habitat and wildlife on their 2,400 acres of land. The Cemex Balcones Quarry produces approximately 10 to 12 million tons of limestone materials annually and currently employs more than 100 people. ACG Materials Acquires Diamond Gypsum H.I.G. Capital announced that ACG Mate- rials has acquired Diamond Gypsum Co. Located in Watonga, Okla., Dia- mond Gypsum is a leading miner of gypsum products sold into various oil and gas, infrastructure and agricultural applications. "Diamond Gypsum owns and operates a quarry in central Oklahoma and serves a diverse set of blue-chip customers with high-quality aggregate and processed gypsum products," according to H.I.G.

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