Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, announced that several locations of Aggregate Industries US, Midwest Region (AIMWR) were recognized by the Safety Awards Program of the Illinois Association for Aggregate Producers (IAAP). The awards were presented at a special morning session during IAAP’s Annual Convention at the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel on May 15, 2012.
The IAAP Rock Solid Safety in Excellence Award, the highest award level, went to 11 locations: Portable AC2, Portable AC3, Portable NB1, Algonquin Pit 5, Battle Creek Plant, Chelsea Plant, Dyer Lake Pit 34, Edwardsburg/Milliken Plant, Otsego Shop, Pullman/Sweet Plant and Wayland Plant. Two more locations, Dundee Quarry and McHenry West Pit 26, received the IAAP Silver Award.
“We are extremely honored to have been presented with these awards,” said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Aggregate Industries US. “Aggregate Industries US constantly strives to improve our safety training and safety management systems. This recognition is a testament to the commitment to safety of every Aggregate Industries US employee.”
The IAAP Safety Committee’s Rock Solid Safety Award Program publicly recognizes members who set high safety and health standards in the conduct of their operations. This form of recognition serves to reward companies that implement sound safety and health programs while encouraging other mine operators and service providers to use recognized systems and methods to prevent injuries or illnesses.