Texas Industries Inc. announced December 2 that Frances Petty was awarded the Distinguished Health and Safety Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the Western Region Joint Mine Conference held in Denver. Petty is the manager of TXI manufacturing resources for TXI's Cement Division. In her position, she oversees the Cement Division's mine safety program.
"Over her 48 years with TXI, Frances has been involved in many facets of the company, but none as important as our safety program," stated J. Lynn Davis, TXI vice president, Cement. "We are very fortunate to have a person of her knowledge and commitment involved in TXI's safety efforts."
This annual award is given to the person in the mining industry who has exhibited leadership in promoting health and safety within the industry. Steve Minshall of Holcim presented the award to Petty on behalf of the conference committee.
Texas Industries, a Dallas-based company, is a leading supplier of building materials, including cement, aggregate and concrete. With operations in six states, TXI is the largest producer of cement in Texas and a major producer in California. TXI is a major supplier of stone, sand, gravel and expanded shale and clay products, and one of the largest producers of bagged cement and concrete products in the Southwest.