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Ash Grove Cement Company plant wins award for quality control

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Producing high quality cement is a top priority at Ash Grove Cement Company. In 2015, the company introduced the Ash Grove Excellence in Quality Control award with the Leamington, Utah, plant receiving the inaugural honour.

“The Quality Award was established to recognise the plant that best implements quality control practices to ensure our customers a consistent, dependable, high quality product that makes Ash Grove Cement Company the supplier of choice,” said Mike Hrizuk, Ash Grove senior vice president - manufacturing.

The company is using the Plant Technical Information Systems software to aggregate and display the data company-wide enabling plants to compete against one another for the best score.

“We are honoured to receive the original Excellence in Quality Control award,” said Ron Smith, Ash Grove Cement Leamington plant manager. “We have seen a sharp increase in our market demands over the last few years and have been challenged to meet those demands while staying focused on producing a consistent, high quality cement. This award is a welcome acknowledgement of our employees’ efforts.”

The Leamington plant was purchased by Ash Grove Cement Company in 1989 and currently employs 88. The plant has received numerous awards for safety and efficiency including winning the gold level of the Ash Grove Safety Leadership Award for the past 10 years.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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