Bringing Home Gold, NRMCA Excellence in Safety Awards


Chicago, Ill., June 16, 2022 — The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) has awarded 82 of our ready-mixed concrete plants – or 75 percent – across the country Excellence in Safety Awards from the Think First Safety Contest. And 80 of those plants earned the highest, gold-level awards, meaning an incident rate of zero!  Two plants received bronze-level awards. 

To determine winners, NRMCA’s Safety Task Group bases the winning facilities off of the latest OSHA/ Bureau of Labor Statistics Incident Rate available for the ready mixed concrete industry. Only those plants with an incident rate below the national average receive awards.

The awards were broken down into Gold, Silver and Bronze tiers based on performance:

Gold – Incident rate equal to zero
Silver – Incident rate greater than zero and equal to or less than 1.95
Bronze – Incident rate greater than 1.95 and less than 3.9

Think First NRMCA Safety

“So much evaluation for awarding the mega jobs focuses on safety, and these awards are a great validation of the numbers we need to provide in OSHA data,” said Brendan Daly, manager major construction projects for Holcim US.

The award highlights our ability to transfer our culture of safety from fixed plant locations to portable RMX plant locations that have actively changing conditions. “An example would be Golden Pass, where the truck routes change, the locations of work are ever changing as the work is built, and the safety requirements on site are an added layer of complexity to our day-to-day job.”

The 2022 Contest received 1,775 individual plant entries, which is the highest number of plants to enter the contest in a single year. It is an honor to once again be recognized by NRMCA for our safe practices.

About Holcim

Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
In the United States, Holcim, includes close to 350 sites in 43 states and employs 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.


Jocelyn Gerst
Holcim US


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