March 9, 2015, Jupiter, Florida, U.S.A., Stewart Materials, Inc. (SMI) today announced Oniel Gardner was recently named Vice President of Exploration, Quality Assurance and Operational Support. Oniel has served more than 15 years as Stewart Materials’ in-house Geologist and Chief Technical Officer. Gardner was tapped for the senior management post to reflect the evolving role he plays in shaping the future of one of the largest suppliers of inland sourced, process-controlled materials in the state of Florida.
March 2, 2015, Jupiter, Florida, U.S.A., Stewart Materials, Inc. (SMI) today announced its name change from Stewart Mining Industries to Stewart Materials. The name change comes as part of the first significant rebrand in the company’s more than 30-year history. In addition to changing the company name to accurately reflect its identity and function, the rebrand encompasses a new mission statement, logo, tagline, website and corporate collateral. The tagline: Responsibly Enhancing Florida Life. presents succinctly the company’s inland sourced materials’ impact on Florida’s nearly $70 billion annual tourism industry.
In early November, the Palm Beach County began hauling 200,000 cubic yards of sand for a beach renourishment project south of Jupiter Inlet. Approximately 120 truckloads of sand per day will travel from a mine in St. Lucie County via I-95 and Indiantown Road to a staging area in Carlin Park. The trucks will avoid hauling during the peak morning rush hour in order to minimize impacts on traffic.
The $2.7 million beach renourishment project on Naples beaches saw the taillights of the last sand delivery truck yesterday. The project was completed in 19 hauling days, exceeding the expectations of all concerned. The project had been anticipated to be completed by the Christmas holidays which are still a few weeks away.
Some popular Collier County beaches are getting a $2.7 million make-over. On Monday, trucks began hauling sand from Stewart Mine in Immokalee to three unloading stations at 17th Avenue South, 3rd Avenue North and Lowdermilk Park. The nearly 79-ton sand replacement project is in response to beach erosion caused by Tropical Storm Debbie, which hit the coast in late June of 2012. The funding for the project comes from FEMA.