The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) announced William Lee Devers with Harrod Concrete & Stone Co. as the 2020 Miner of the Year. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the aggregates industry by an individual.
Devers joined Harrod Concrete & Stone in May 1977. He began by driving a water truck, controlling the dust around the mine for his first two years. When the opportunity arose to manage the company’s inventory as a stockpile manager, Devers moved up and served in this role for one year.
Recognized as a leader, Devers moved on to become a material handler driving haul trucks in and out of the mine to the jaw crusher for five years. This position gave him an interesting perspective of the underground mine.
In the late 1980s, he took the opportunity to operate a jaw crusher and served in that role for seven years. In the mid-1990s, he served as a clean-up loader for one year. Since the late 1990s, Devers has worked as a yard loader, maintaining the stockpiles and managing trucks. Devers has successfully obtained the state aggregate certification which every quarry operation in Kentucky is required to have on site.
Devers is a firm believer in safety. In his 43-year tenure with Harrod Concrete & Stone, he has only once missed receiving a safety award. While this is a monumental accomplishment on its own, William also has never had a lost time accident since he began working in 1977.
Congratulations William, you are a Rock Star!