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Editor's Note:This month, THE CONCRETE PRODUCER is dedicating Casting Trends to producers committed to creating a safe working environment for their employees. The American Concrete Pipe Association and National Precast Concrete Association honor these companies through their Safety Awards programs.

The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Safety Awards recognize plants participating in the ACPA Safety Awards Program that achieved outstanding safety records during the program year. For 2009, the awards honor exemplary safety performance in five categories: Group First Place, Zero Incidence Rate, Zero Lost-Time Incidence Rate, Incidence Rate Less than Four, and Incidence Rate Less than Eight. Visit www.concrete-pipe.org for more information.

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Full list of American Concrete Pipe Association Safety Awards for 2009


Group First Place Winners

200,001-300,000 HOURS – U.S.
Concrete Systems, Inc. | Hudson, N.H.

100,001-150,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Houston

75,001-100,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Dallas (Roanoke)

50,001-75,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Alexandria, La.

25,001-50,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Napa, Calif.

FEWER THAN 25,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Reno (Sparks), Nev.

150,001-200,000 HOURS – CANADA
Lafarge Canada | Calgary, Alberta

50,001-75,000 HOURS – CANADA
Lafarge Canada | Edmonton, Alberta

25,001-50,000 HOURS – CANADA
Lafarge Canada | Winnipeg, Manitoba


Zero Incidence Rate With More Than 3000 Days Since A Lost-Time Accident

100,001-150,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Houston

75,001-100,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Las Vegas (Henderson); Dallas (Roanoke)

50,001-75,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Alexandria, La.

25,001-50,000 HOURS – U.S.
Cretex Concrete Products North, Inc. | Duluth, Minn.
Hanson Pipe & Precast | Macedonia, Ohio; Longview, Texas; Salem, Va. (#1)
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Napa, Calif.; Middletown, Del.; Stockbridge, Ga.; Bernalillo (Albuquerque), N.M.; Cleveland (Diamond); Columbia, S.C.

FEWER THAN 25,000 HOURS – U.S.
Cretex Concrete Products North, Inc. | Fargo, N.D.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Westfield, Mass.; Reno (Sparks), Nev.


Zero Incidence Rate

100,001-150,000 HOURS – U.S.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Houston

75,001-100,000 HOURS – U.S.
Cretex Concrete Products North, Inc. | Elk River, Minn.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Las Vegas (Henderson); Dallas (Roanoke)

50,001-75,000 HOURS – U.S.
Hanson Pipe & Precast | Rincon, Ga.; San Antonio
Oldcastle Precast, Inc. | Stockton, Calif.; Nampa, Idaho; Croydon, Pa.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Los Angeles (Corona); Orlando (Apopka), Fla.; Alexandria, La.

25,001-50,000 HOURS – U.S.
Americast | N. Charleston, S.C.
Ameron International Water Transmission | Lakeside, Calif.
Cretex Concrete Products Midwest, Inc. | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cretex Concrete Products North, Inc. | Duluth, Minn.
Foley Products Company | Clanton, Ala.
Gossett Concrete Pipe Company, Inc. | Greenville, S.C. (Plant #2)
Hanson Pipe & Precast | Birmingham, Montgomery, Pelham, Ala.; West Memphis, Ark.; Wauregan, Conn.; Byram, Miss.; Macedonia, Ohio; Longview, Robstown, Texas; Ashland (Hanover Pipe), Chesapeake, Salem (#1),Va.
Independent Concrete Pipe | Sylvania, Ohio
Mid-Atlantic Drainage, Inc. | Galivants Ferry, S.C.
Oldcastle Precast, Inc. | Platteville, Colo.; Ailey (Vidalia), Ga.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Napa, Calif.; Middletown, Del.; Stockbridge, Ga.; Indianapolis; Bernalillo (Albuquerque), Santa Teresa (El Paso), N.M.; Cleveland (Diamond); Columbia, Spartanburg, S.C.

FEWER THAN 25,000 HOURS – U.S.
American Concrete Pipe Co. | Milwaukee, Wis.
Ameron International | Phoenix, Ariz.
BeCo Concrete Products | Fulton, Mo.
Cretex Concrete Products Midwest, Inc. | Humboldt, Prairie City, West Des Moines, Iowa
Cretex Concrete Products North, Inc. | Fargo, Grand Forks, N.D.
Cretex Concrete Products West, Inc. | Riverton, Wyo.
Hancock Concrete Products Co. | Gretna, Fla.; Cannon Falls, Courtland, Glenwood, Glyndon, Minn.
Hanson Pipe & Precast | Fort Smith, Ark.; Huber Heights, Macedonia, Ohio; Ashland (Hanover City), Manassas, Roanoke, Va.
Independent Concrete Pipe Co. | London, Ky.
Oldcastle Precast, Inc. | Fayetteville (Vander B), N.C.; Farmingdale, N.J.; Montrose, Pa.; Lebanon, Tenn.
Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. / CEMEX | Stockbridge, Ga.; Westfield, Mass.; Reno (Sparks), Nev.
Southeastern Concrete Products | Cayce, S.C.

150,001-200,000 HOURS – CANADA
Lafarge Canada | Calgary, Alberta

25,001-50,000 HOURS – CANADA
Lafarge Canada | Winnipeg, Manitoba