National Ready Mix Concrete Association Recognizes LafargeHolcim for Excellence in Safety at its US Concrete Plants

8 June 2021

Chicago, IL – June 8, 2021 – Today, LafargeHolcim in the United States announced that 83 of its ready-mixed concrete plants across the country received Excellence in Safety Awards from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) Think First Safety Contest. Seventy-five plants out of the 83 earned the highest, gold-level awards. 


“Striving daily to operate with zero incidents to our employees, contractors, customers and communities, health and safety is at the center of everything we do,” said Jay M. Moreau, CEO of US ACM, LafargeHolcim. “We’re honored to receive these awards from NRMCA and thank the more than 1,500 employees across our US concrete plants who work tirelessly to maintain the highest standards of safety at our sites.”

To determine winners, NRMCA’s Safety Task Group bases the winning facilities off of the latest OSHA/ Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 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 2.40
  • Bronze – Incident rate greater than 2.40 and less than 4.80

“For years, the NRMCA Think Safety Contest has been a safety performance and incentive award program aimed at fostering safe practices at ready mixed concrete plants across the nation,” added NRMCA President Michael Philipps. “LafargeHolcim plants being honored is a testament to the exceptional culture of safety that exists within the company and the industry.”

Founded in 1930, the NRMCA represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry. The goal of the program is to encourage safe workplace practices at ready-mixed concrete plants across the US. LafargeHolcim earned nearly seven percent of the safety awards in this year’s contest, continuing to prove its leadership in an industry estimated to include more than 7,500 plants in the US.


About LafargeHolcim

LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products. Its ambition is to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and shifting towards low-carbon construction. With the strongest R&D organization in the industry, the company seeks to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials and solutions to its customers worldwide - whether individual homebuilders or developers of major infrastructure projects. LafargeHolcim employs over 70,000 employees in over 70 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.

In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 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.