AWARDS

1961

Fifteen years before reclaiming was required by law, Pete Lien & Sons received the Letter of Recommendation from the US Department of Agriculture for achievement in conservation and reclamation – something in the Black Hills that had never been done before since mining began in 1876 with Custer’s Expedition. This helped pave the way for Pete Lien & Sons' 1980 Earth Care Award.

1980

US EPA - Earth Care Award, presented by Robert Redford - Pete Lien & Sons is the ONLY quarrying company ever to receive the award! 

Recent Years

Pete Lien & Sons has received numerous awards throughout the company's rich history. Below you will find some of the most recent awards...

2021

NSSGA Silver Environmental Excellence Award- Creston Sand and Gravel Mine

2020

NSSGA Silver Environmental Excellence Award - Owl Canyon Quarry

2019

NSSGA Gold Environmental Excellence Award - Pringle Quarry

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety- Rapid City CF&I Pit

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety- Oral Sand Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety- Wasta Sand Plant

2018

Interstate Mining Compact Commission Award - Rifle Quarry

NSSGA Silver Environmental Excellence Award - LF Quarry

NSSGA Silver Environmental Excellence Award - Rifle Quarry

NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence - Third Place - Steamboat Ready Mix

NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence - Second Place - Rapid City West Ready Mix

CODRMS & CSSGA - Jack Starner Mined Land Reclamation Award for Innovation and Collaboration - Rifle Quarry

2017

Wyoming State Mine Inspector Certificate of Achievement for a Perfect Safety Record - Jonathon Quarry

Wyoming State Mine Inspector Certificate of Achievement for a Perfect Safety Record - Wyoming Lime Producers

2016

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Wyoming Lime Producers

NSSGA Bronze Safety Excellence Award - Wasta Sand Plant

Wyoming Contractors Association Zero Incident Award - Wyoming Lime Producers

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Rawlins Quarry

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Nemo Quarry

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Oral Sand Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Wasta Sand Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - LaPorte Hydrate Plant

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Gillette Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Ft Pierre Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Lead Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Rapid City East Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Spearfish Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Sturgis Ready Mix

NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence - Third Place - Sturgis Ready Mix

2015

South Dakota Safety Council - Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety - SD Administrative, Corporate, and Professional Team

Wyoming State Mine Inspector Certificate of Achievement for a Perfect Safety Record - Wyoming Lime Producers

Wyoming Contractors Association Zero Incident Award - Wyoming Lime Producers, Gillette Ready Mix, Portable Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - LaPorte Hydrate Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Wasta Sand Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Wyoming Lime Producers

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Gillette Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Ft Pierre Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Lead Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Steamboat Springs Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Portable Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Rapid City West Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Spearfish Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Sturgis Ready Mix

2014

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Steamboat Springs Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Rapid City East Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Gillette Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Spearfish Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Lead Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Ft Pierre Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Colorado Springs Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Bronze Level - Rapid City West Ready Mix

South Dakota Safety Council - Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety - Rapid City Pump Shop

South Dakota Safety Council - Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety - Dakota Block Company

South Dakota Safety Council - Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety - Ft Pierre Ready Mix

South Dakota Safety Council - Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety - Nemo Quarry

South Dakota Safety Council - Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety - Cheyenne River Spec Mix

NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence - Silver Award - Roberts Quarry

NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence - Bronze Award - Black Hawk Quarry

NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence - Honorable Mention - Rapid City East Ready Mix

2013

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Portable Wash Plant

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Rawlins

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Hartville

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Wasta

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Oral Sand Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - Creston Sand Plant

MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety - LaPorte Hydrate Plant

National Stone Sand and Gravel Environmental Excellence - Bronze Award - Vondriska Quarry 

Wyoming State Mine Inspector-Certificate of Achievement Perfect Safety Record – Portable Plant #1

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Portable Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Ft Pierre Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Lead Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Spearfish Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Sturgis Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Rapid City East Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Gold Level - Steamboat Springs Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award - Bronze Level  - Gillette Ready Mix

NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence - Spearfish Ready Mix

2012

NSSGA Safety Excellence – Hartville Quarry

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Wasta Sand Plant

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Portable Wash Plant

2011

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Hartville Quarry

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Wasta Sand Plant

NSSGA Safety Excellence - Portable Wash Plant

2010

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award- Gold Level – Gillette Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award- Gold Level - Ft. Pierre Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award- Gold Level - Northern Black Hills Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award- Gold Level - Steamboat Springs Ready Mix

NRMCA Excellence in Safety Award- Bronze Level - Colorado Springs Ready Mix

National Stone Sand and Gravel Excellence in Community Relations Silver Award for Pete Lien & Sons, Inc.

National Stone Sand and Gravel Environmental Excellence Bronze Award for Black Hawk and Rawlins Quarry

South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources 2010 Excellent Operation and Maintenance Award

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Honorable Mention "for making the Rapid City West Plant an outstanding example of environmentally sound management for the ready mixed concrete industry".

2009

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Excellent Operation and Maintenance Award

Environmental Excellence Silver Award for Vondriska Quarry

Environmental Excellence Bronze Award for Black Hawk Quarry

Excellence in Community Relations Bronze Award for Rapid City Mill and Quarry

Wyoming State Mine Inspector-Certificate of Achievement Perfect Safety Record – Wyoming Lime Producers

WY Contractors Association First Place Safety Award - Pete Lien & Sons, Inc.

NSSGA Safety Excellence Award - Portable Wash Plant

NSSGA Safety Excellence Award - Wasta Sand Plant

NSSGA Safety Excellence Award - Oral Sand Plant

NSSGA Safety Excellence Award - CLC Portable-Rawlins

NSSGA Safety Excellence Award - Creston Sand Plant

MSHA Sentinels of Safety Achievement - S&G Portable

MSHA Sentinels of Safety Achievement - Creston Sand Plant

MSHA Sentinels of Safety Achievement - Rapid City Quarry and Mill

MSHA Sentinels of Safety Achievement - Wasta Sand Plant

MSHA Sentinels of Safety Achievement - Oral Sand Plant

MSHA Sentinels of Safety Achievement - Owl Canyon Quarry and Mill

2004

Environmental Steward Award - Presented by NSSGA (Industry Peers) FOR THE FIRST TIME in that award’s history, going to the President of a company.