NORFOLK, Virginia., September 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Titan America’s Pennsuco Quarry, located in Medley, Florida received the Sentinel of Safety award from the National Mining Association (NMA) in the Large Quarry group. A total of 393,825 man-hours were logged without a lost career time incident. This is Pennsuco Quarry’s seventh victory.
Safety Sentinels are awarded annually to the nation’s safest mines with a minimum of 4,000 injury-free hours, by the NMA for US Mining Operations. NMA’s goal is to engage with and influence public process on the most important and timely issues that impact mining’s ability to locate, license, operate, transport and use the country’s vast resources safely and sustainably. The awards were started in 1925 by the then Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover and remain the nation’s most prestigious awards recognizing mining safety.
“The National Mining Association congratulates you on winning the 2020 Sentinel of Safety Award for your outstanding safety performance at Pennsuco Quarry in the Large Quarry Group,” said Rich Nolan, president and CEO, in a letter sent last month. “We salute your company’s dedication to the safety of our most important resource – the nation’s miners.” Pennsuco Quarry and Plant Manager Robert Martin will be recognized for his achievements at the NMA Awards on September 14, 2021, during MINExpo® 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Receiving this award again, especially during a pandemic year, is a testament to the Pennsuco team’s focus and commitment to maintaining a safe work environment. Congratulations and well done!” noted Walter Roseausenior vice president of aggregates for Titan America.
The Pennsuco quarry is the fifth largest quarry in United States producing more than 7.5 million tonnes of limestone products per year. The extraction of limestone produces an essential ingredient for the manufacture of cement. Cement factories depend on the proximity of limestone reserves. In Floridacement and aggregates are distributed from Mixed through an extensive distribution network of storage terminals, rail and road transport. End users span the construction industry, serving both the public and private construction sectors.
Pennsuco Quarry is located on the campus of Titan Florida, a subsidiary of Titan America, LLC (http://www.titanamerica.com), a leading producer of heavy building materials in the eastern United States. Titan America is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia and its products include cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash beneficiation. Its parent company, Titan Cement International, SA, (www.titan-cement.com), headquartered in Brussels, Belgiumis a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability initiative, based on corporate commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and support UN goals.
Mary Beth Kramer
SOURCE Titan America