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VALDERS COMPANY HONORED BY MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

August, 06

The award honors the employees and the company for its safety recognition.

Valders Stone and Marble Inc. has received its second consecutive "Certificate of Honor" awarded by Mine Safety and Health Administration in Washington, D.C.

The award honors the employees and the company for more than 203,000 man-hours of quarry operation without any fatal accidents or permanent total disability injuries. These consecutive certificates of honor span a period of time from 1999 to 2004. The latest honor was bestowed in April 2006.

Valders Stone and Marble Inc., a division of Eden Stone Co., is a quarrier and manufacturer of dimensional cut limestone building products. The limestone panels, pavers, architectural elements and tumbled veneer produced from the Valders quarry, are recognized for their superior quality. They have been incorporated into the design of residential, institutional, commercial, worship, and governmental facilities nationally and internationally.

The quarry also produces rip-rap stone for public and private projects that is used for shoreline and harbor protection primarily for projects located on the shores of local lakes and waterways, Lake Michigan and its tributaries. In addition, limestone aggregate is produced from the limestone overburden and limestone material not utilized for cut stone or rip-rap.

Eden Stone Company located in Eden, the parent company of Valders Stone and Marble Inc. maintains and operates seven quarries.

Each quarry location produces stone that has unique characteristics that add to the portfolio of landscaping and building stone products available from Eden Stone Company and Valders Stone & Marble, Inc.

 
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