Roanoke Cement Company’s Winston-Salem terminal has been honored by North Carolina state and county government for its safety and air quality. The North Carolina Department of Labor and the County of Forsyth presented the respective awards to the cement terminals management.
The department of labour awarded the First Year Gold Safety Award for an injury-free year at the terminal in 2009. To qualify for the award, a firm must have no fatalities and have maintained an incidence rate at least 50% below the average for its particular industry group during the calendar year at the site. Also, 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.