Carmeuse Lime awarded for worker safety

Saginaw's Carmeuse Lime and Stone was one of the safest companies in Alabama last year. (Contributed)

Saginaw’s Carmeuse Lime and Stone was one of the safest companies in Alabama last year. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

The Carmeuse Lime and Stone company in Saginaw recorded one of the safest years out of all Alabama companies in 2013, operating 306,133 hours without a lost-time incident.

Carmeuse was one of 32 companies to receive Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s No Lost-Time Award for having no lost-time accidents – an accident requiring more than one day of recovery – in 2013.

The award came during Manufacture Alabama’s Safety, Human Resources and Health Conference in Montgomery on May 14, “an annual event providing instructions and demonstrations to manufacturers on how to improve safety programs” according to a Manufacture Alabama press release.

“No element of the manufacturing process is more important than worker safety, and this Manufacture Alabama safety conference and awards program is in line with our association’s commitment to helping our member companies achieve competitive excellence in all areas,” said George Clark, Manufacture Alabama’s president.

“We’re proud of the outstanding record of Alabama’s manufacturing community in providing employees with a safe and healthy working environment. And we congratulate Carmeuse Lime and Stone on its safety achievements, along with the many others with superb safety records who participate in our safety awards program.”