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December 9, 2014     


CalCIMA Presents 2014 Safety & Member Awards

Individuals, Plants, and Companies Honored

Sacramento.  The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announces the recipients of its 2014 safety and member recognition awards.
“These awards honor companies, plants, and individuals for initiatives to make the workplace safer and improve the industry,” said Gary Hambly, President & CEO of CalCIMA. 
“The safety awards recognize both the combined efforts of workers and management as well as the outstanding contributions of individuals,” said Hambly.
“The member recognition awards celebrate achievements to advance CalCIMA’s legislative, association, and education goals,” said Hambly.
These are the 2014 CalCIMA award winners: 
Outstanding Safety Leadership Awards - individuals

Paulo Machado -            
    Batchman – CEMEX’s Modesto Ready Mix Plant
Gary Andrade -  
    Plant Operator & Mechanic – Graniterock’s Southside Sand & Gravel

Excellence in Safety Awards – mines and plants

Small Aggregate           
    Graniterock’s Southside Sand & Gravel
Large Aggregate           
    Lehigh Hanson’s Clayton Quarry
Industrial Minerals         
    Lhoist’s Natividad plant
    Lehigh Southwest Cement’s Tehachapi Plant
    CalPortland’s Live Oak Ready Mix Plant &
    Lehigh Hanson’s Slaughterhouse Canyon RMC Batch Plant

 Member Recognition Awards

President’s Award  
       Tom Powell – CEMEX
        Leadership as CalCIMA Chair
Spirit of the Industry Award
        Mike Donovan – Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
        Don Vivant – Sully-Miller/United Rock Products
        Leadership on returned plastic concrete specification
Benjamin J. Licari Award        
        John Hecht – Sespe Consulting, Inc.
        Leadership with Associate Members activities
Associate Member Award      
        Bill Campbell – Applied Industrial Technologies
        Leadership in organizing operations topics at conferences
Special Recognition Award   
       Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, Inc.
       Golder Associates, Inc.
       Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
       Hunton & Williams LLP
       Katharine E. Wagner, Attorney
       Sespe Consulting, Inc.
       Stoel Rives LLP
       Leadership in storm water training

The 2014 safety and member recognition awards were presented at the 2014 CalCIMA Education Conference in San Diego.

American Concrete Institute Awards CalCIMA

3/24/2014 - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA). The award was presented at the ACI Spring 2014 Convention in Reno, Nevada, March 23.
Read the ACI release at

Prior press releases

  12/9/14 - CalCIMA Presents 2014 Safety & Member Awards 
  4/24/14 - CalCIMA Accepting Papers for 2014 Education Conference
  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

10/24/12 -  CalCIMA Safety Awards
   10/23/12 -  “CalCIMA Membership” - Spirit of the Industry Award  
   10/22/12 -  John Hecht, Sespe Consulting, Inc., - Associate of the Year
   10/16/12 -  Brian Anderson, Vulcan Materials - President’s Award

Award recipients - prior years
            Excellence in Safety Awards
            Member Recognition Awards 


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