Roanoke Cement Receives Safety, Environmental Awards

Noria news wires

Roanoke Cement Company recently announced that its Troutville, Va., plant and Castle Hayne, N.C., terminal will be honored later this month for excellence in two different areas: environmental outreach and terminal safety.

The Troutville plant is the winner of the Outreach Award for the 2012 Cement Industry Energy and Environmental Awards. Sponsored by the Portland Cement Association and Cement Americas magazine, the awards are presented to individual cement facilities that exemplify the spirit of continuous environmental improvement and support this commitment with action.

The outreach category credits activities that enhance community, employee and government relations. Included among the achievements and initiatives noted for the Troutville plant were a fifth consecutive Energy Star award, the 2011 Virginia Statewide Mineral Mining Reclamation Award, the on-site mitigation plan and quarry expansion, participation in Habitat for Humanity and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

"We manufacture an important building material and at the same time are dedicated stewards of our environment," says Lance Clark, environmental manager. "After all, we work and live here, too."

The second award will be given to the Castle Hayne, N.C., terminal for its exemplary safety record. The terminal has not had a lost-time accident in 15 years and was honored last fall by North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, who presented the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) "flag" to the terminal for ongoing, effective workplace safety and health management systems.

Both awards will be presented at the Portland Cement Association's board meeting on April 16, 2012, in Chicago.

For more information, visit www.titanamerica.com.

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