CalCIMA Announces Excellence in Safety Awards Winners

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announced its 2021 Excellence in Safety Awards winners. These awards acknowledge the exceptional work and contributions to safety in regard to leadership, innovation, commitment, and impact beyond the plant.

“Safety has to be JOB #1 in our industry. We’re proud to prioritize the safety of our workers from training and tools, to our operational plans focused to ensure all workers are in a safe environment,” said Robert Dugan, president and CEO of CalCIMA. “We continuously work to improve our methods of communication between workers, inspections around plants and quarries, and review general preventative measures. Likewise, we are proud to honor these teams as shining examples of diligence to embrace the obligation to send every employee home to their families at the end of their shift each day.”

The Excellence in Safety Awards honor different categories of mines and plants, such as aggregate, asphalt and concrete. The winners are:

  • Large Aggregate Mine – United Rock’s Irwindale Quarry (Irwindale).
  • Small Aggregate Mine – Granite Construction’s Solari Sand & Gravel (Arvin).
  • Asphalt Plant – Granite Construction’s Desert Cities Asphalt Plant (Indio).
  • Asphalt Plant – Granite Rock Co.’s Peninsula Road Materials (Redwood City).
  • Concrete Plant – Granite Rock Co.’s Santa Cruz Concrete (Santa Cruz).
  • Special Recognition Award – Martin Marietta’s Tehachapi Cement Plant (Tehachapi).

There are also individual winners who have demonstrated that they prioritize and practice safety every day. The winners are:

  • Outstanding Safety Leadership Award – Stephanie Lovall, business manager, A.R. Wilson Quarry (Aromas).
  • Safety Professional Award – Adam Winter, ES&H manager, Gillibrand Industrial Sands Inc. (Simi Valley).
  • Safety Professional Award – Daisy Kwan, safety engineer, Granite Rock Co. (Watsonville).

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