CDRA honors 2014 industry award winners

Awards presented during association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.

March 12, 2014
The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA), Aurora, Ill., has announced the organization’s 2014 industry award honorees. CDRA is a national trade organization that promotes the safe recycling of the more than 350 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials generated annually in the United States. The 2014 awards were presented at the C&D World, the annual meeting of the CDRA, March 5 in Las Vegas.

The award recipients include:
  • CDRA Member of the Year – Gary Sondermeyer, Bayshore Recycling, Keasbey, N.J. The CDRA Member of the Year is selected based on extraordinary service to the mission of the organization and the C&D Recycling industry over the previous 12-month period.
  • C&D Recycler of the Year – SWS / Sun Recycling, Davie, Fla. The C&D Recycler of the Year honors those Recycling Operations in the Construction and Demolition Recycling industry who have made an extraordinary contribution to the industry.
  • CDRA President’s Award – Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pa., and Southwind RAS, Bartlett, Ill. The CDRA President’s Award recognizes companies for excellence and innovation in C&D recycling. 
  • 2014 C&D Recycling Hall of Fame Honoree – Ted “Tadj” Ondrick, Ted Ondrick Construction, Chicopee, Mass. This award recognizes an individual’s long-time work, innovation and support of both the C&D recycling industry and the CDRA.
“We are delighted to recognize all who have made a commitment to the recycling industry and their communities,” said Valerie Montecalvo, CDRA president. “It is because of their commitment to the environment [that] our country is able to move to a more sustainable future.”