Phoenix Cement Company is celebrating eight years without a lost-time accident at its Clarkdale plant. The milestone, reached the morning of July 27, represents the cement manufacturing industry's best current safety record in North America.
Fore more than 2,290 days, Phoenix Cement employees prevented "lost-time accidents," defined as any on-the-job injury serious enough to keep an employee from reporting to work for his or her next scheduled shift.
"There are many factors that contribute to our outstanding record, including the company's commitment to an ongoing safety program," said Dagny Reuss, safety coordinator for Phoenix Cement. "Possibly the most important component is everyone's commitment to each other. Phoenix Cement Company is like a large family and we care about our co-workers."
Phoenix Cement Company is one of Arizona's leading manufacturers of Portland cement and other building products. Founded in 1959 by the American Cement Company to supply materials for the development of Glen Canyon Dam, Phoenix Cement serves markets throughout Arizona as well as Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. Phoenix Cement Company has been a division of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community since 1987.