What would you give to be a kid again, play in the sand, build the world’s largest sand castle and as a result be listed in the Guiness Book of World Records? If you live anywhere near Fairwater, Wisconsin, the price is rather inexpensive, a mere $2.00.
Badger Mining; which mines industrial silica sand, limestone and other aggregates; is hosting their annual Adventure Day Saturday, August 26th. Adventure Day is the brain child of Todd Huggins, Public Relations Team Leader for Badger Mining. According to Todd, the idea sprang from another company’s Quarry Quest Day. Todd saw ”the opportunity to improve what they did and make it better”.
On Saturday, Badger Mining’s facility in Fairwater will be one giant sand box to over 6,000 kids and adults in an effort to give back to the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to help build the world’s largest sandcastle with an impressive base of 30,000 tons of sand and then build up from there. That’s no short order, considering the world record currently stands at 28 feet, 4 inches tall. With 126 passionate volunteers including Badger Mining associates, their kids, families and neighbors, that shouldn’t be a problem.
In an effort to educate and inspire, attendees will also be able to go fishing in Badger Mining’s reclaimed lake, operate their mining equipment with the assistance of a trained operator, screen sand for trinkets and sieve sand like a lab tech.
All of this may seem like a safety nightmare for any company. However, for Badger Mining, winner of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Industrial Mineral Associations’ joint Safety Achievement Award, this is just another day at the quarry.
Badger Mining’s strong safety culture is driven from and supported by the company owners, top management and implemented by all associates. The passion for safety is evident when speaking with various associates. According to Martin Lehman; Safety Associate and internal liaison between regulatory agencies and Badger Mining; ”(Safety) is function of a lot of different things.” However, if you were to review all of Badger Mining’s safety programs, you would see that safety is a function of carefully thought out programs. These programs include a mechanism for sharing information through the ”Ambassador of Safety” program or the associate driven behavior based ”DO IT SAFELY” program.
WHEN: Saturday 26th August, 2006
TIME: 9.00am – 3.00pm
WHERE: Fairwater Wisconsin, just off Hwt 44 on Cty 2
MORE: Phone 1-800-932 7263 Ext. 181