Print
Achievers & Accolades

General Shale’s Wilmington Location Receives 7th Consecutive Gold Safety Award

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 5, 2017
For the seventh consecutive year, General Shale has received the N.C. Department of Labor’s (NCDOL) Annual Gold Safety Award for its Wilmington retail location.
 
The NCDOL presented the award, which recognizes outstanding health and safety efforts during 2016, to General Shale’s retail sales center located at 3750 Highway 421 North, according to a news release from Johnson City, Tennessee-headquartered brick, stone and concrete block manufacturer.

“At General Shale, safety is one of our core values,” Charles Smith, president and CEO of General Shale, said in the release. “These awards are the direct result of teamwork and our company-wide commitment to workplace safety. I am proud of the dedication displayed by our North Carolina teams, and I commend them for their exceptional records of accident-free operations.”

The Gold Award is the top annual safety award issued by NCDOL. The NCDOL Safety Awards Program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good health and safety records, officials said.

To qualify for a safety award, a company must have had no fatalities during the calendar year at the location for which the award was given, and must have maintained an incidence rate that is at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group.

General Shale is the North American subsidiary of Wienerberger AG and a manufacturer of brick, officials said in the release.

“It is an honor to be recognized for excellence in safety,” Brian Ogle, safety and risk manager for General Shale, said in the release. “We have gone to great lengths to ensure our employees, who are our most valuable assets, are safe on the job, and our company remains committed to making safety a top priority.”
 
 
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Jim ellis headshot 10311631058

Facebook Ads: What’s Changing

Jim Ellis - Signal
Mike stonestreet 300x300

Play it Safe When Planning Summer Celebrations

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Tysonemery

Are You Ready To Buy Your First Home?

Tyson Emery - KBT Realty

Trending News

Chops Deli Co-owner Explains Financial Woes Behind Fundraising Campaign

Jessica Maurer - Jun 18, 2018

At ILM, Regional Carrier's Technical Issues Cancel Flights

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 18, 2018

In The Current Issue

Using The State's Brownfields Program As A Catalyst For Development

The N.C. Brownfields Program has helped facilitate millions of dollars in investments in underused downtown Wilmington property and many oth...


Banks Respond To Dodd-Frank Changes

Just how will the much-trumpeted recent changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act affect local financial...


Labor Market Checkup

The demand for health care workers in an area like the Cape Fear region is expected to remain healthy for years to come, experts say....

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes