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During last month’s  Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) Annual Meeting, multiple Delta Companies aggregate facilities were recognized for outstanding safety performance in 2016.

Then-President of the MLPA Mike Martin had the privilege of presenting the following awards:       

  • Safety Commendation for having no lost-time incidents in 2016 -- Williamsville Quarry. 
  • Safety Commendation for having no lost-time incidents in 2016 -- Cape Girardeau Quarry (SEMO Quarry)  
  • Safety Commendation for having no lost-time incidents in 2016 -- Dexter Sand and Gravel  
  • Special Safety Commendation for having no lost-time incidents for five consecutive years -- Dexter Sand & Gravel
  •  Extraordinary Safety Accomplishment for having no lost-time incidents for eleven consecutive years --Williamsville Quarry

Please congratulate the supervisors and crews at each of these facilities for their commitment to a safe workplace.

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See Something Say Something

We are going to share a little story from yesterday, which occurred at our Heartland Materials Quarry. Don’t worry, it has a happy ending.

While loading shot rock from in front of a high wall, the Crew Foreman Cody Koehler noticed some material falling from the wall, so he decided to investigate. He proceeded to the top of the wall and discovered a crack. He placed a board on the crack as a frame of reference. The crack continued to grow, so he notified Quarry Manager Bill Emmendorfer. They decided to address the situation immediately. They secured the area from personnel in the quarry. Then, utilized an excavator to remove the loose material, thus eliminating the hazardous condition.

BEFORE – shows the crack  from above Before: From Above

Before: Showing loose rock 

After: Showing the excavator solving the problem

The following are comments by Regional EHS Coordinator Jerry Neels regarding the actions of the team:

“I know you already know this but this is so critical and is exactly how things are supposed to work in mining.  

1) An excellent and thorough work place exam was done.

2) A potential serious ground control issue was identified.

3) Miners were moved out of the area until the hazard could be corrected.

4) Hazard addressed and abated. 

 Textbook”

Excellent example of “see something, say something!” We must always remain vigilant in watching for potential hazards AND then addressing them, as the crew at Heartland Materials Quarry did!

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Congratulations  to Delta Asphalt, Inc. for earning the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) 2017 Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Asphalt Plant/Site Operations for the following HMA plant: Cape Girardeau Plant and Poplar Bluff Plant.

Kudos to Amos Taylor, Austin Williams, Joey Vernon, and their teams!

Earning the Diamond Achievement Commendation demonstrates to our employees, neighboring community, customers, potential customers, legislators, State DOT officials, and the asphalt paving industry that our company is dedicated to responsible operational practices and high-quality products through continuous improvement.

This recognition indicates your commitment to excellence and your leadership efforts to encourage excellence at all asphalt plants/sites.

 

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Congratulations! The Williamsville Quarry recently received an award in recognition of an Extraordinary Safety Accomplishment – Ten Years Without a Lost-Time Accident by the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA).

The commitment of the supervisors and crew at the Williamsville Quarry to provide a safe workplace has been recognized throughout the entire state.

Aggregates Area Manager (and new MLPA President) Mike Martin proudly accepted the award on behalf of the Williamsville crew at the MLPA Annual Conference earlier this month.

 

Mike and Quarry Manager Dan Cravens are all smiles about receiving this recognition.

Dan and the entire crew were happy to be recognized for zero lost time incidents for the last ten years, and are looking forward to earning the twenty-year award!

The Delta Companies is very proud of their efforts!

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Tonight, Delta Companies Aggregates Area Manager  Mike Martin became the new President of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA).

Delta President Zach Green, Manufacturing Regional Manager Dan Grier, and I had the pleasure of attending the 72ndAnnual Convention of the MLPA to witness and congratulate Mike on this accomplishment.

Mike was joined at the event by his wife Dani.

We encourage you to offer your  congratulations and support to Mike as he leads the MLPA in the year ahead!

You can learn more about the Missouri Limestone Producers Association by visiting www.molimestone.com


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Last Tuesday, Colas Inc. representatives Eric Plouzennec  (Vice President – Equipment) and Jon Hager (Plants and Equipment) performed the final inspections at the Cape Girardeau Shop. And, we are delighted and proud to inform you the Shop  earned the coveted  Colas 6S Shop Certification – GOLD Level.

Tony Shafer and his team have worked diligently toward the  6S of Safety,  Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

The Shop Team consisting of Ethan Swain, Roger Byford, Kevin Keene, Levi Harris, Gary McIntyre, Daniel Freezor, Gary Zweigart, and Zach Norman maintained and improved the following initiatives (from their efforts a year ago to earn the Silver level):

  • Obsolete parts (Sort)
  • Overstock/Left over parts (Sort)
  • Prioritize Inventory (Sort)
  • Maximize space available (Straighten)
  • Clean and Repair facility (Shine)
  • Process flow of work (Sustain)
  • Establish Safety/environmental standards (Safety)
  • Develop a Safety Culture Safety/environmental stewardship (Safety)

The following slide from Tony’s presentation sets clear expectations for each member of the Shop Team, and also sets the example for all of us.

And, as you can see below, the Shop Team has climbed to the highest level – GOLD!

In addition to the Shop Team, Eric, and Jon, Delta’s new President Zach Green, Construction Region Manager Rick Moody, Plants & Equipment Manager Jerry Farnham, and Human Resources Manager Debbi Robinson joined the celebration.

Congratulations to Tony and his team!!!

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Yesterday, Colas Inc. representatives Michel Roure (Vice President – Equipment), Jon Hager (Plants and Equipment), and Larry Bingham (Plants and Equipment) performed the final inspections at the Cape Girardeau Shop. And, we are delighted and proud to inform you the shop earned the coveted Colas 6S Shop Certification – Silver Level. Only nine (two – Silver and seven – Bronze) of the fifty-two shops throughout Colas Inc. have earned this recognition.

Tony Shafer and his team have worked diligently toward the 6S of  Safety, Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

The Shop Team consisting of Gary, John, Gary, Levi, Charles, Daniel, Tony, and not pictured above Kevin and Craig maintained and improved the following initiatives (from their efforts a year ago to earn the Bronze level):

  • Obsolete parts (Sort)
  • Overstock/Left over parts (Sort)
  • Prioritize Inventory (Sort)
  • Maximize space available (Straighten)
  • Clean and Repair facility (Sweep/Shine)
  • Process flow of work (Sustain)
  • Establish Safety/environmental standards (Safety)
  • Develop a Safety Culture Safety/environmental stewardship (Safety)

And, as you can see below,  the Shop Team has climbed to the next level – SILVER!

Congratulations to Tony and his team!!!

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