Georgia Mining Association awards BASF Kaolin Middle Georgia leaders
The Georgia Mining Association (GMA) recently awarded both its Miner of the Year and Presidents Safety Award to employees of BASF’s Middle Georgia Kaolin site. Keith Brooks, Site Director of BASF’s Middle Georgia Kaolin operations, received the association’s “Miner of the Year award.” BASF Middle Georgia Operations and Hartwell Operations received the President’s Safety Award for having the best safety record in the state of Georgia in the top category for man hours worked in the mining industry.
BASF also received recognition awards for having no lost time injuries at the Daveyville, Toddville, Gordon, Edgar and Hartwell plants.
“The sustained high level of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) performance that Keith Brooks and the Middle Georgia Operations team have achieved among peers in the Georgia mining industry is exemplary and deserves sincere recognition” said Shane Porzio, VP Global Business Management for Kaolin.
Regarding the Presidents Safety Award, Brooks added “all of you should be very proud of this accomplishment. Let me encourage you to keep up the great performance in safety and continue to drive to a "Zero Incident Mindset". I am very proud to be associated with such a great team!”
Brooks currently serves as Board Director and President of the Georgia Mining Association. He is a third generation kaolin miner who has worked in numerous jobs within the industry.
Founded in 1972, the Georgia Mining Association (GMA) is a Georgia trade association dedicated to helping mining companies and allied trade members succeed, understand, comply and function in a complex business and regulatory world. The primary purpose of the GMA is to protect and promote the mining industry in the state.
From left to right: Wes Seay, Productivity Manager; Keith Brooks, Site Director of BASF’s Middle Georgia facility; Jack Hodge, Site Training, Development & Safety Manager; Tim Stuckey, Minerals Operations Manager; Tad Dance, Operations Manager (McIntyre); Joe McKenzie, Lands Manager; Kris Towers, Site Manager
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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us .
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .
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