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CalPortland receives PCA safety award

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World Cement,

CalPortland’s Portland cement terminal has been recognised by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for its safety innovation. The company received the 2017 Safety Innovation Award in the distribution category.

According to the award citation, CalPortland employees found a better way to perform bucket elevator mechanical inspections, while the elevator is locked out.

The term at the Portland terminal found that “when they mounted a railcar opener on a bucket elevator, they could advance the elevator chain very slowly for inspection and still maintain control of the energy sources. Team members were able to complete three complete bucket elevator inspections in 2016 and plan to do regular inspections on all bucket elevators to prevent catastrophic failures in the future.”

The PCA Safety Innovation Awards 2017 were announced at the PCA’s Spring board meeting in Washington DC. In addition to the distribution category, awards were also made in for pyroprocessing, and milling/grinding.

CalPortland produces cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete producst, and asphalt in the western US and Canada. The company is headquartered in Glendora, California.

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