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Roanoke Cement Company's Winston-Salem terminal has been honored by North Carolina state and county government in two areas: safety and air quality. The North Carolina Department of Labor and the County of Forsyth presented the respective awards to the cement terminals management this week. On May 20, the North Carolina Department of Labor awarded the 1st Year Gold Safety Award for an injury-free year at the terminal in 2009. The award ceremony was held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
The North Carolina Department of Labor safety awards program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain outstanding safety records. Sam Giles, safety manager for the Roanoke Cement Terminals, applied for the awards for the first time earlier this year. "This is fantastic news!" says Giles. "We met the requirements and finally the employees are getting recognition for their terrific performance." To qualify for the North Carolina Annual Safety Awards, a firm must have no fatalities and have maintained an incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group during the calendar year at the site.
Earlier this week, the County of Forsyth bestowed the Winston-Salem Terminal with the Air Quality Award for 2009 in recognition of consistent compliance with air quality standards in Forsyth County. "During this time of increasing regulations and restrictions, we realize that always meeting the requirements of your permit necessitates commitment and we appreciate that commitment," said Peter DeVries, chairman of the Forsyth County Affairs Board, in a letter to the company with a certificate addressed by the County Commissioners and the Environmental Affairs Board of Forsyth County.
Roanoke Cement Company is a subsidiary of Titan America LLC, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., and is the premier heavy building materials producer in the eastern United States. Titan America's products include cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash. 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.