A group of long-term employees at White Rock Quarries has worked a combined total of more than 200 years without a lost time accident!
This outstanding safety performance, achieved by 20 WRQ workers with 10 or more years of safety, has been recognized by the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association, which operates under the U.S. Department of Labors Mining Health and Safety Administration (MSHA).
(Above) L to R: Arsenio Reyes, Arturo Paleaz, Fidel Almeda, Gary Daniel, Charles Payne, Sr., Ruben Washington, Linda Maddy, Gregory Harris, and Raymond Maddy.
(Above) L to R: Charles Payne, Jr., Ronnie Vanlandingham, Jorge Jorge, Richard Dixon, Joe Hernandez, Stefan Truglio, Nathaniel Malone, Pedro Barrios and Joey Rabassa.
Not pictured are Rafael Padron and Michael Muscadin.
Ed Giersdorf, “Gentle Giant”
White Rock Quarries and North American Coal have named the quarrys 58-cubic yard walking dragline “The Gentle Giant” in memory of Dragline Manager Ed Giersdorf, who died last November.
Above: After the name unveiling ceremony, North American Coal CEO Clifford Miercort presents Eds wife, Carolee, and sons, Justin and Seth, with a memorial photo display.
In a strong show of support for the Miami-Dade community in which they operate, White Rock Quarries and Florida Rock, along with a number of mining industry suppliers, have presented more than $7,000 to the Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Fireball District.
The funds help assure that the Boys Scouts time-honored character-building programs continue for young men across South Florida.
(Above) L to R: Bob Martin, V.P. Operations, Florida Rock, Inc., Jeffrie Herrmann, Scout Executive, and Steve Hale, Superintendent, White Rock Quarries, Inc.