Contact: Mike Leidich
ROBINSON BRICK COMPANY RECEIVES LAND RECLAMATION AWARD
Brick manufacturer recognized for environmental awareness
DENVER, COLORADO (November 21, 2001)…On November 19, 2001, Denver-based
Robinson Brick Company received a land reclamation award from the Colorado
Department of Natural Resources for outstanding remediation efforts at its Apache mine
site. This is the fifth time the company has been recognized by the state for its
stewardship of the land and rehabilitation of Colorado wildlife.
Robinson Brick Company and Terry Galbreath of the Bonny Burn Ranch worked in
conjunction with the Colorado Department of Fish and Wildlife. The goal was to
remediate and enhance a pond and wildlife habitat that was suitable for indigenous
species. The Colorado Department of Natural Resources Mined Land Reclamation Board
recognized Robinson Brick and the Bonny Burn Ranch for exceeding mitigation
practices. Together they received the 2001 Reclamation Award at the Colorado Rock
Products Association's (CRPA) annual meeting in Grand Junction, CO.
"Our mining activity should ultimately beautify the land to the same extent that our brick
beautifies architecture," said Bob Jaster, President of Robinson Brick Company. "It is
exciting to see our commitment to the environment recognized by the State of Colorado."
Mike Leidich, Vice President of Mining and Materials, also added, "Robinson has always
believed in being a good neighbor."
Today, the brick manufacturer owns and operates thirteen active mine sites. The Apache
mine, over 100 miles away from Robinson's main facilities and adjacent to the Bonny
Burn Ranch, occupies over 1,700 acres of land. The Apache clays are rare, and they can
be found in a 10-15 mile radius around the mine. The land, including both the surface and
minerals, is split in multiple ways between the state, the ranch, and Robinson Brick.
Robinson Brick Company has been mining clay for over 100 years, and it is the oldest
and largest brick manufacturer in Colorado. The Company produces 100 million brick
per year, utilizing 22 different and unique clays. The manufacturing plant, which sits on
55 acres in Denver, was the first in the country to employ the use of robotic technology,
and the first to achieve ISO 9001 registration. For more information visit
www.robinsonbrick.com, or call 303.783.3000.