General Shale’s N.C. Locations Win Top State Safety Awards

Words: Dan Kamys17 November 2016 — General Shale, a longtime provider of brick for high-quality commercial and residential projects throughout the nation, has received the North Carolina Department of Labor’s top annual safety awards for a production facility and several retail locations across the state. For the fifth consecutive year, the North Carolina Department of Labor presented the Gold Award, which recognizes outstanding health and safety efforts in 2015, to each of General Shale’s retail locations in Charlotte, Kernersville and Raleigh. General Shale’s retail location in Wilmington received the Gold Award for the sixth consecutive year. The Gold Award is the top annual safety award issued by North Carolina’s Department of Labor. The company’s Brickhaven production facility, near Moncure, received a Silver Award. Headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, General Shale is the North American subsidiary of Wienerberger AG and a leading manufacturer of brick, one of the world’s oldest green building materials. The North Carolina Department of Labor’s Safety Awards Program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good health and safety records. To qualify for a safety award, a company must have had no fatalities during the calendar year at the location for which the award was given, and must have maintained an incidence rate that is at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group. For more information about General Shale, visit
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