Roanoke Cement commended for safety, air quality

Roanoke Cement commended for safety, air quality
Published: 03 June 2010

State and county officials on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Labour and County of Forsyth, respectively, honoured Roanoke Cement Co.’s Winston-Salem terminal for outstanding safety and air-quality compliance. Roanoke Cement Co. is a subsidiary of Titan America LLC.

Terminal management received the Department of Labor’s First Year Gold Safety Award for an injury-free year at the facility in 2009. To qualify for the award, an operation must sustain throughout the calendar year no fatalities and an incidence rate at least 50% below the industry average.  

Additionally, Forsyth County bestowed the Winston-Salem terminal its Air Quality Award for 2009 in recognition of consistent compliance with air-quality standards. "During this time of increasing regulations and restrictions, we realise 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 bearing a certificate signed by County Commissioners and the Environmental Affairs Board of Forsyth County.