NC Department of Labor recognizes local businesses
Published 10:59 am Monday, May 22, 2017
AHOSKIE – The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet on May 4.
The event, co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Ahoskie Inn.
“It’s an honor for me to travel throughout North Carolina and recognize these employers who are making a commitment to their employees’ safety and health,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “Over the past 16 years, North Carolina has experienced a declining injury and illness rate, which now rests at an all-time historical low of 2.6 per 100 full-time workers for private industry. These employers are helping to make our state’s workplaces some of the safest in the country.”
The awards honored outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each recipient during 2016. Recipients are located in Ahoskie, Cofield, Edenton, Elizabeth City, Garysburg, Hertford, Lewiston-Woodville, Murfreesboro, Nags Head, Pendleton, Powellsville, Roper, Windsor and Winton.
Commissioner Berry presented the awards to the local recipients who met the stringent requirements necessary to receive a safety award.
Under program rules, companies must have been free of fatal accidents at the site for which the award is given to be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on a DART rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide rate for its industry. The rate includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The silver award is based only on cases with days away from work. They are recorded when the worker misses at least one full day of work, not including the day of the injury. The applicant must attain an incidence rate for cases with days away from work that is at least 50 percent below the rate for its industry.
Roanoke-Chowan areal businesses honored are as follows:
Criteria: Rate of Days Away From Work, Job Transfer Or Restriction Must Be At Least 50% Below The Industry Average.
Commercial Ready Mix Products, Inc., Moyock Plant
Commercial Ready Mix Products, Inc., Nucor Division
D & L Inc.
Hertford County, E-911 Communications Center
Hertford County, Solid Waste/Rural Collection/Water/Public Buildings
N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions, Ahoskie Workforce Office
Perdue Foods LLC, Murfreesboro Hatchery #5
The Geo Group, Rivers Correctional Institution
Second Consecutive Year
Commercial Ready Mix Products Inc., Auto Maintenance
Commercial Ready Mix Products Inc., Elizabeth City Plant
Geo Raper & Son, Inc.
Hertford County, Administration
Hertford County, Department of Social Services
Hertford County, Elections
Hertford County, Hertford County Sheriff’s Dept / Detention Center/ Animal Control
Hertford County, Office of The Aging
Hertford County, Tax Assessor/Collector
Third Consecutive Year
Commercial Ready Mix Products Inc., Newsome Sand Pit #2
Enviva Pellets Ahoskie LLC
Town of Ahoskie, Public Administration
Fourth Consecutive Year
Perdue Foods LLC, Lewiston Processing Plant
Systems Plant Services Inc., Cofield NC
Town of Murfreesboro, Fire Department
Town of Murfreesboro, Police Department
Town of Murfreesboro, Wastewater Department
Fifth Consecutive Year
Metal Technologies of Murfreesboro Inc., Nucor Operations
Town of Ahoskie, Human Resources
Town of Murfreesboro
Waters And Waters
Sixth Consecutive Year
Commercial Ready Mix Products Inc., Ahoskie Plant
Commercial Ready Mix Products Inc., Edenton Plant
Town of Ahoskie, Recreation And Parks Department
Seventh Consecutive Year
Berry Global Inc., Ahoskie Plant
Town of Ahoskie, Police Department
Eighth Consecutive Year
Town of Ahoskie, Executive Office/Administration
Town of Ahoskie, Finance Department
Town of Ahoskie, Fire Protection
Town of Ahoskie, Planning Department
Town of Ahoskie, Waste Water Treatment Plant
Town of Ahoskie, Water System
Ninth Consecutive Year
Metal Technologies of Murfreesboro Inc.
Tenth Consecutive Year
Roanoke Chowan Ready Mix Inc.
13th Consecutive Year
The Alpha Group Inc.
The Hot Plate Café
14th Consecutive Year
Hydraulic Hose Depot Inc.
15th Consecutive Year
Nucor Steel, Hertford County
18th Consecutive Year
J W Jones Lumber Co.
1 Million Hours, Or Multiples Thereof, With No Lost Time Accidents
PERDUE FARMS INC.
LEWISTON PROCESSING FACILITY
1 Million Hours
Sept. 13, 2016 through Dec. 25, 2016