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Cemstone Awarded The NRMCA Excellence In Safety Gold Awards For 37 Ready-mix Plants In 2019

Mendota Heights, Minn. – August 2020 – Cemstone, an Upper Midwest leader in ready-mix, engineered and decorative concrete has been chosen as a recipient for 37 ready-mix concrete facilities located in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and Iowa by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), Gold Level, Excellence in Safety Awards Program.

The NRMCA Excellence in Safety Awards Program aims to foster safe practices at ready-mixed concrete plants across the nation and recognize those plants who have great safety records. In November 2008, the NRMCA Safety Task Group updated the “Excellence in Safety Awards Program” to a 3-tier system (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and began basing the winning facilities’ merits on the latest OSHA / Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Incident Rate available for the ready-mixed concrete industry. The Gold level identifies facilities that have an incident rate equal to zero. Starting in 2009, only those plants with an incident rate below the national average received awards. The latest BLS data (released as of January 2020) shows the ready-mixed concrete industry with an incident rate of 3.9.

For 2019, Cemstone Concrete Materials, LLC received 19 Gold Awards, Cemstone Products Company received 12 Gold Awards, and Cemstone Ready Mix, Inc. received 6 Gold Awards.

 Join us in congratulating the following locations. 


  • Fairmont MN
  • Owatonna MN
  • Forest City IA
  • Waseca MN
  • Emmetsburg IA
  • Algona IA
  • Rockwell City IA
  • Clarion IA
  • Gilmore City IA
  • Sac City IA
  • Portable Plant
  • Blue Earth MN
  • Mankato North MN
  • Mankato South MN
  • New Ulm MN
  • Wells MN
  • Jackson MN
  • Windom MN
  • Worthington MN


  • St. Paul MN
  • Lakeland MN
  • East Bethel MN
  • Elk River MN
  • Hastings MN
  • Arlington MN
  • Montgomery MN
  • St. Bonifacius MN
  • Aitkin MN
  • Isle MN
  • Hackensack MN
  • Rock Creek MN


  • River Falls WI
  • Wilson WI
  • Cameron WI
  • Dresser WI
  • Hayward WI
  • Spooner WI

“We are committed to eliminating unsafe conditions and minimizing related risks by identifying and supporting safe work practices through promoting safety awareness. We work together to provide a safe, hazard free environment through a culture of shared responsibility with collaborative training and education. I would like to personally thank all the individuals from the gold award winning plants. Zero injuries for an entire year is a great accomplishment. Congratulations to all those who have contributed to achieve our Core Value of Safety.”

– Mike Brekken, Safety Director of Cemstone

Founded in 1927, Cemstone operates ready-mix concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and Iowa. Cemstone offers a complete line of construction materials including ready-mixed concrete products, concrete pumping capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, concrete block and masonry products used in the construction of concrete structures.

To learn more about Cemstone products and services, visit or phone 800-CEMSTONE.