Kentucky Crushed Stone Association Names Award Winners

The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) announced its 2020 Safety Contest, Milestone and Good Neighbor Award winners. The association recognizes its members each year for safety milestones, plant improvements, being good neighbors and community involvement. 

The KCSA Safety Contest Awards are based on MSHA reportable injuries not lost-time injuries. The association also gives special awards to companies who have gone several years without a lost-time injury (Safety Milestone Award). These outstanding safety records deserve to be recognized as these companies demonstrate a commitment to the safety of their employees. Companies who have won Milestone Awards in the past may enter again each year as they may have moved up to the next category. The awards are in five-year increments.

The following companies were honored for their accomplishments. 


Milestone Awards:      

  • Lehigh Hanson – Upton Quarry – 5 years.
  • Haydon Materials, LLC – Bardstown Quarry – 10 years.
  • Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC – Bourbon Limestone – 10 years.
  • Lehigh Hanson – Russellville Quarry – 10 years.
  • Lehigh Hanson – Tyrone Mine – 15 years.
  • Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC – Lake Cumberland Stone – 15 years.

Safety Contest Awards:

  • Haydon Materials, LLC – Bardstown Quarry – 3,691 hours.
  • Rogers Group, Inc. – Canton Quarry – 14,614 hours.
  • Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC – Cave Run Stone – 24,878.
  • Rogers Group, Inc. – Oldham County Stone – 39,673 hours.
  • Lehigh Hanson – Laurel Quarry – 54,733 hours.
  • Harrod Concrete & Stone Co. – 62,068 hours.


Milestone Awards:      

  • Austin Powder Co. – Mid South LLC – 5 years.

Safety Contest Awards:

  • Brandywine Explosives & Supply Inc. – 4,990 hours.
  • Austin Powder Co. – Mid South LLC – 27,697 hours.
  • Rock Drilling, Inc. – 49,931 hours.
  • Process Machinery, Inc. – 55,555 hours.


Hinkle Contracting Co. LLC

  • Community Relations – Carmen’s Landing Kayak/Canoe ramp at Clay City Park. The volunteers that built the community project were from Hinkle’s Natural Bridge Stone.

Rogers Group Inc.

  • Community Relations
    • Oldham County Stone – “Back to school rocks talk” with 4th grade students.
    • Jefferson County Stone – Hosted its annual community picnic and welcomed more than 100 customers, community leaders, public works employees, contract haulers and members of the Chamber of Commerce. They also hosted a quarry tour for these individuals. Material donation to Blackacre State Nature Preserve, which was made to improve roadways throughout the community gardens.
    • Bullitt County Stone – Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana. This operation also supplied a stone base for a community basketball court located in Westonia Park, Love City for the residents of Portland.
  • Plant/Productivity Improvements
    • Jefferson County Stone – Structural improvements to walkways, headboxes and controlling spillage at operation. 
    • Bullitt County Stone – Structural improvements to walkways, headboxes and controlling spillage plant improvements. 

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