April 21, 2010 (Neenah, Wis.) – Earth Month is here, and during this time of year we stress the importance of the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. Miron Construction Co., Inc. employees have decided to team with Goodwill Industries to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, focusing their efforts on the importance of reusing and diverting waste from landfills, by donating used items to Goodwill. Not without a little friendly competition though.
Employees located at Miron’s five regional offices have been split into three teams. Each team is competing to collect the largest donation in total weight. Employees have been urged to collect donations from friends, family and neighbors as well.
Beginning Monday, April 12th, employees will begin placing donations in their teams’ respective container, which will be located at each office. The corporate office will house 3 semi-sized Miron storage trailers. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, April 21st. On the morning of Earth Day, April 22nd, all employees, decked out in their respective team colors, will gather outside of Miron’s corporate office where the three donation containers will be weighed with one of Miron’s cranes. The regional offices will report their total weights to the corporate office on April 21st.
Upon completion of the Earth Day celebration, all donations will be combined and then separated into five equal donations, which will be delivered to Goodwill stores in each of cities in which Miron’s regional offices are located.
Miron is committed to building green and believes that sustainable design and construction is not only beneficial for the health and well-being of the building occupants and the environment, but makes economic sense as well. Members of the Miron team are committed to protecting the environment in which they live and work, in order to allow future generations to enjoy.
Miron has launched corporate-wide sustainable initiatives, and not only have they integrated these initiatives into their business management practices, operations and corporate culture, but they have also incorporated practical sustainable strategies into their daily construction operations, assisting clients in incorporating sustainable practices into their corporations as well.
Miron currently has more than 50 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professionals on staff and has 28 projects that have either received, or are seeking, LEED Certification.
Miron is one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, as well as Wisconsin’s largest general contractor. Headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last year Miron posted sales exceeding half a billion dollars. Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, and general construction services. For more information please visit miron-construction.com.