Mark Helm Receives 2024 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award

SOURCE: NSSGA | March 28, 2024

Nashville – The 2024 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award was presented to Mark Helm of Dolese Bros. Co. during the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association(NSSGA) Annual Board and Membership Meeting.

“Mark is well-known for encouraging the long-term health of the aggregates industry through his commitment to the community,” said NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson. “His charitable work with rural communities and efforts to promote the next generation of aggregates professionals exemplifies why he is an outstanding choice for the Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award.”

Charlie Johnson, DSC Dredge LLC, presented the award to Helm in Johnson’s final duty as the 2023 Manufacturers & Services Division Chair. Barry Wendt’s daughter, Kristi Wendt, was also on hand to present the award. The NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services Division established the award in 1998 to annually recognize an individual in the industry who exhibits the dedication exemplified by Barry Wendt, both in commitment to the industry and the community in which they live. This award is the most distinguished individual award presented by the NSSGA.

“I am honored to accept this award as a reflection of Dolese Bros.’ strong commitment to our community,” said Mark Helm, President and CEO of Dolese Bros Co. “Thank you to NSSGA and Kristi Wendt, for carrying on Barry Wendt’s legacy and his tireless devotion to serving others and advancing the industry.”

His experience spans more than 40 years in construction and aggregates with both public and private organizations. He joined Dolese Bros. Co. in 2001. Helm is also a Commissioner on the Oklahoma Mining Commission and serves on several boards, including the Oklahoma Aggregates Association, United Way of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy. He is also a Trustee on Foundations for Engineering at Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma and Kansas State University.

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NSSGA is the leading advocate for the aggregates industry. Its members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – produce the essential raw materials found in homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects. NSSGA represents more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. 

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