Hanson Pipe & Precast’s Jersey Village, Texas, plant recently surpassed 1 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury. The 65-acre facility, which produces precast concrete structural products including pipe and precast box culverts, has been in operation since 1947 and is the third Hanson plant this year to reach this significant accomplishment.

The Jersey Village manufacturing plant’s 130 employees have made safety a central part of day-to-day operations, including conducting daily safety meetings prior to each shift, monthly safety workshops, and quarterly meetings with three sister facilities to share best practices and knowledge. Recent additions to the safety program include training on how to react to hazards and encouraging staff members to nurture a similar safety mentality at home.

“Safety is our No. 1 goal,” says Raul Ortiz, plant manager. “It’s always about making sure that each employee returns safely to their family each day.”

Along with the Houston plant, Hanson Building Products’ Grand Prairie, Texas, location and its Cambridge, Ont., facility also surpassed 1 million man-hours without a Lost-Time Injury earlier this year.

“Our employees work diligently to ensure a safe, healthy environment for themselves, their colleagues, and visitors,” said Greg Minteer, VP of operations at Hanson Pipe & Precast. “That dedication and leadership shines through in this latest milestone; we’re extremely proud of the Houston team for this accomplishment and for its ongoing commitment to safety.”

For more information about Hanson Pipe & Precast, please visit www.hansonpipeandprescast.com.

About Hanson Pipe & Precast

Hanson Pipe & Precast is the largest manufacturer of concrete pipe and precast products in North America. Hanson Pipe & Precast products are used in residential and commercial applications that support our infrastructure’s needs, including stormwater drainage and water transportation. For more information, visit www.hansonpipeandprecast.com.

About Hanson Building Products

Hanson Building Products North America is comprised of Hanson Pipe & Precast, Hanson Pressure Pipe, Hanson Structural Precast, Hanson Brick, and Hanson Roof Tile. Based in Irving, Texas, Hanson Building Products North America employs approximately 3,500 people and operates 86 facilities with products available throughout the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Hanson's sustainability efforts and quality products, services and building technology, visit www.hansonbuildingproducts.com.

Hanson Building Products North America and its divisions are part of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry. Based in Irving, Texas, Lehigh Hanson, Inc. and its affiliated companies are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers worldwide. HeidelbergCement is the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. Visit www.lehighhanson.com for more information.