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.

Jennafer Bryant (left) represents Nucor Steel as the Hertford County company was honored with a safety award on May 4 as part of a banquet held at the Ahoskie Inn where North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry (right) recognized numerous northeastern North Carolina businesses and municipalities for their efforts to decrease injuries and illnesses.

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:

Gold Awards

Criteria: Rate of Days Away From Work, Job Transfer Or Restriction Must Be At Least 50% Below The Industry Average.

First Year

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

Air Liquide

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.

Million-Hour Awards

1 Million Hours, Or Multiples Thereof, With No Lost Time Accidents



1 Million Hours

Sept. 13, 2016 through Dec. 25, 2016