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December 21, 2015                                                                              

CalCIMA Presents Safety Excellence Awards

Individuals, Mines, & Plants Honored

Sacramento.  The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announces the recipients of its 2015 Safety Awards – the Excellence in Safety and Outstanding Safety Leadership Awards.
“These awards honor mines, plants, and individuals for excellence and outstanding achievement in safety innovations, culture, and leadership,“ said Gary Hambly, President & CEO of CalCIMA. 
“The awards look beyond the numbers and more deeply at what mines, plants and individuals are doing to improve safety, seek out innovations, take leadership, and have a broader impact on their company, industry, and colleagues’ lives,” said Hambly.
The Excellence in Safety Awards are for mines and plants.  Categories include cement, ready mixed concrete, industrial mineral, and aggregate (large and small operations).  The winners by category are:

Small Aggregate Mine                  Lehigh Hanson’s Oakland 
                                                             Tidewater Mine
Large Aggregate Mine                  Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry
Industrial Mineral Mine                 LHoist No. America’s Natividad Mine
Cement Mine & Plant                    Lehigh SW Cement’s Tehachapi
Ready Mixed Concrete Plant       Lehigh Hanson’s San Luis Obispo

The Outstanding Safety Achievement Award is for individuals at mines and plants.  The winners are:

Brad Riechers – Plant Operator & Loader Operator - Graniterock’s
                            Southside Sand & Gravel
Gerardo Valencia – Safety Coordinator - Lhoist No. America’s
                                  Natividad Plant

The award applications are reviewed and winners selected by a judging panel from CalCIMA’s Safety & Health Committee. 
The awards were presented by Paul Belanger, assistant western district manager for the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), at the 2015 CalCIMA Education Conference.

December 14, 2015                                                                               

CalCIMA Announces Member Awards

Recent and Lifetime Accomplishments Recognized

Sacramento.  The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announces the recipients of its annual Member Recognition Awards.
“The awards honor members for outstanding initiatives and service to the industry,” said Gary Hambly, President & CEO of CalCIMA. 
“Each recipient has gone extra lengths to help the association achieve policy objectives for the betterment of the aggregate, ready mixed concrete, and industrial mineral industries,” said Gary Hambly.
The President’s Award was given to Mike Herges, manager of safety & health services with Graniterock in Watsonville, and Terry Tyson, regional safety and health manager with Lehigh Hanson in San Diego, for leadership of CalCIMA’s Safety & Health Committee, developing truck safety training materials, and developing relationships with the Mine Safety & Health Administration.
CalCIMA’s Spirit of the Industry Award was presented to Bradley Johnson, an attorney with Harrison Temblador, Hungerford and Johnson in Sacramento, for tireless review and input regarding legislation on California’s surface mining law.
Charlie Wensley, President of Builders Concrete/Viking Ready Mix in Fresno, was presented the Benjamin J. Licari Distinguished Member Award for a lifetime of service to the industry.  Charlie has excelled in legislative affairs for the industry, including frequent testimony at legislative hearings and being a recognized expert on the industry with legislators.
The annual Associate Member Award went to Scott Cohen, PE, CIH, Project Manager III with  Sespe Consulting, Inc. in San Diego, for his research and presentations to assist the workings of CalCIMA’s Environment & Natural Resources and Safety & Health Committees on issues including storm water, air quality, and workplace monitoring.
CalCIMA is the trade association for the aggregate, ready mixed concrete, and industrial minerals industries in California.

Recent press releases

 12/21/15 - CalCIMA Announces Safety Excellence Awards 
12/14/15 - CalCIMA Announces Member Awards

  12/9/14 - CalCIMA Presents 2014 Safety & Member Awards 
  4/24/14 - CalCIMA Accepting Papers for 2014 Education Conference
  3/24/14 - ACI Presents CalCIMA Distinquished Achievement Award 
  2/18/14 - CalCIMA Announces 2014 Spring Thaws

   12/13/13 - 2013 Safety Awards
   12/4/13  - Members Honored With Awards
    7/25/13 - Kerry Shapiro Named CalCIMA General Counsel  
    7/23/13 - Legislation Saves Over 100 Aggregate and Mineral Operations

Award recipients - cumulative lists
            Excellence in Safety Awards
            Member Recognition Awards 


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