Letter from the President
Thank you for visiting our web site. All of us at Kokosing Materials take extreme pride in the quality hot mix asphalt we provide to our customers. As the President of Kokosing Materials, I am proud of how we produce our products and how every employee’s efforts assure that our quality, commitment and customer service are maintained at the highest standard.
Kokosing Materials, Inc., headquartered in Fredericktown Ohio has been in the asphalt production business since 1980 when we were founded by our parent company, Kokosing Construction. What began with the purchase of one asphalt plant located in Fredericktown has grown through the gradual acquisition of existing asphalt companies and the purchase of additional plants. Kokosing Materials, Inc. has expanded into a company that today operates fifteen asphalt plants throughout the state of Ohio. This includes one portable asphalt plant that can be moved to locations or jobsites as needed. In addition, KMI operates one liquid asphalt terminal in Wheelersburg, Ohio and one liquid asphalt terminal in Mansfield, Ohio. In 2005, we constructed a SBS polymer plant to assure that all liquid supplied to our asphalt plants is internally tested in our AMRL certified laboratory and of the highest quality.
Safety is the highest priority at Kokosing Materials, Inc. Our employees spend their first day on the job in safety training with trained safety personnel but, the training doesn’t end there. Monday morning safety talks are required to be taken by all employees and, during the off season, training at our corporate training facility is mandatory. Employees are eligible to participate in safety rewards programs that provide monetary and visible recognition for their safety accomplishments. We recognize that safety is an ever evolving journey and to that end we have adopted a Safety 24/7 safety culture. Every year our incident rate goal is zero. We pride ourselves in sending every employee home the same way they arrived to work.
Kokosing Materials maintains two people on staff to coordinate all issues relating to environmental permitting and regulatory compliance. KMI recognizes the importance of good environmental practices that keep the company in compliance with the EPA, local, state and federal agencies as well as being a good neighbor and steward of the environment. We invest in our asphalt plants to assure they operate safely, cleanly and efficiently. We strive to be good members of the communities where we do business, not only as a company, but many of our employees are actively involved as well.
Kokosing Materials has a fulltime staff of quality control technicians who design and test asphalt mixes used in our production operations. They constantly monitor our material production to insure compliance with appropriate agency specifications. Their expertise also allows the development of innovative new mix designs which incorporate the latest in technology utilizing polymers and other additives. KMI is proactive in providing this technology to state and local agencies and private customers through in house seminars and demonstrations.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I encourage you to browse our site and learn more about Kokosing Materials. You will see that our group of dedicated employees, the mix of permanent and portable asphalt plants, our two liquid asphalt terminals and the SBS polymer plant gives Kokosing Materials the flexibility to serve its customers, whatever their needs may be.
Robert D. Bailey