The employees of Coots Material Company of Vinton, were recognized at the Iowa Limestone Producers Association’s 72nd annual Convention, held in Iowa City.

Coots Materials employees operating in Plants #1 and #2 were honored for working the entire year of 2017 without a lost time accident.

The Iowa Limestone Producers Association sponsors a safety contest each year to give recognition each year to those member companies and employees who strive, as part of their everyday activities, to work safely.

Dave Coots, owner said, “ Thanks to all the employees of Coots Materials for having another safe year.  Safety is no accident.“

This increased emphasis on safety has been a major factor in changing quarry work from a dangerous occupation, to where it is one of the safest places to work in Iowa, as well as the nation.

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association recently reported that 2017 was the “safest year ever” for the profession. See that story HERE.