In particular the Nashville terminal and the Chattanooga facility have just received the 2022 awards, respectively in the ‘Safety’ and ‘Energy and Environment’ categories.
The PCA Safety Innovation Awards recognize creative safety enhancing projects in the cement industry. The winners are determined by a panel of judges that evaluate projects from across the country in five categories: distribution, pyroprocessing, general facility, quarry and mine, and milling and grinding.
The award recognized the Nashville terminal’s project to facilitate safer access between barges. The terminal fabricated a bridge platform to allow for safe and easy access between both of their barges. This upgrade eliminated the need to walk on the edge of one barge to access the other, and significantly reduced associated slip and fall hazards.
The Chattanooga facility won the 2022 Energy and Environment Award for Land Stewardship, which recognizes outstanding efforts to protect and enhance surrounding land and wildlife. The plant received this prestigious industry award for their Clayfield Lake Fish Management project.
The Clayfield Lake started as an inactive clay mine that was reclaimed into 23-acre lake. The goal of the project was to improve species diversity and overall fish health in the Clayfield Lake. Plant staff working in conjunction with an American Fisheries Society Certified Fisheries Professional, developed a plan to improve the habitat for the various species of fish.