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May 09, 2017

Cement Industry Honors Plant Safety

PCA Announces Chairman’s Safety Performance Award Winners

May 9, 2017 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the Chairman’s Safety Performance Awards, which recognize outstanding safety performance in the manufacturing of portland cement, the core ingredient used in all forms of concrete. Presented at the PCA Board Meeting and Fly-In event, the nine winners were selected from 100 cement facilities across the U.S. found to be the highest performers in safety.

“The facilities recognized today are to be congratulated for their safety achievements,” said Allen Hamblen, PCA Chairman and President and CEO of CalPortland. “The cement industry is dedicated to the safety of our plants and the people who work in them. They produce the cement that is used as the literal foundation of our daily lives – in homes, roads, schools, hospitals and office buildings.”

The 2017 PCA Chairman’s Safety Performance Award winners are:

Category: Less than 226,000 hours

Buzzi Unicem USA – Chattanooga, Tenn.

LafargeHolcim US – Morgan, Utah

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. – Tehachapi, Calif.

Category: 226,001-289,000 hours

Ash Grove Cement – Foreman, Ark.

GCC Permian – Odessa, Texas

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. – Leeds, Ala.

Category: 289,001-563,000 hours

CEMEX USA – Brooksville, Fla.

CEMEX USA – New Braunfels, Texas

Martin Marietta Materials – New Braunfels, Texas

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The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers.  PCA members represent 92 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states.  The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.  For more information, visit

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