Safety Celebrated at Winston-Salem Cement Terminal

Nov 29, 2011, 16:35 ET from Roanoke Cement Company

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time this fall, the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) honored exemplary safety performance by a Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) terminal. Commissioner Cherie Berry today presented the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) "flag" and certificate to Manager of Terminal Operations Walter "Junior" Speas, Terminal Operators Barry Kirby and Al Mullins, and Assistant Terminal Manager, Lance Clinard, in front of RCC and parent company Titan America's management, employees, customers and other well wishers. The Winston-Salem Terminal has not had a lost time accident in nearly 15 years, like its sister terminal -- Castle Hayne -- honored earlier in September.

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"Safety has been solidly embraced by Titan America and Roanoke Cement by management, as well as those employees who are on the front lines," said Commissioner Berry. Commissioner Berry's goal is to make North Carolina the safest state in the country for workers.  The SHARP program acknowledges businesses with outstanding safety and health programs in North Carolina that comply voluntarily with the applicable standards.

"We are very proud to have Commissioner Berry on-hand to present the SHARP flag," says Junior Speas, Manager of Terminal Operations. "We have reached a combined 67 years without a lost time accident at five Roanoke Cement terminals and 15 years of safety here at Winston-Salem because our employees are diligent about working in the most protected way." Nearly 80,000 tons of cement were shipped and delivered through the Winston-Salem terminal last year to customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Recognition for terrific results is not novel to Winston-Salem's cement operations. Both Winston-Salem and Castle Hayne Terminal sites were previously recognized by NCDOL for their excellent safety performance each achieving gold safety status in North Carolina. The Portland Cement Association awarded the RCC Winston-Salem site "first place" for safety, leading 200 terminals in the United States with best accident performance records. In addition, Winston-Salem has also been distinguished for superior air quality by Forsyth County for 17 consecutive years.

Roanoke Cement Company is a subsidiary of Titan America LLC, the premier heavy building materials producer in the eastern United States. Titan America is headquartered in Norfolk, VA and its products include cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash beneficiation. Its parent company, Titan Cement Company, S.A., headquartered in Athens, Greece, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a group of companies committed to sustainable and socially responsible business practices.

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SOURCE Roanoke Cement Company