Safety celebrated at Winston-Salem cement terminal

Safety celebrated at Winston-Salem cement terminal
Published: 30 November 2011

For the second time this autumn, the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) honoured exemplary safety performance by a Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) terminal.

Commissioner Cherie Berry presented the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programme (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 –honoured earlier in September.

"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 programme acknowledges businesses with outstanding safety and health programmes 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 80,000t of cement were shipped and delivered through the Winston-Salem terminal last year to customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.