3 Shine in Mid-Atlantic

Martin Marietta's Arrowood Quarry, Mallard Creek Quarry and Thomasville Quarry Take Top Honors

Among this year’s Honor Plant winners are three Mid-Atlantic Division sites that each bring something unique to Martin Marietta.

Arrowood Quarry in Charlotte, North Carolina, stands out among all of this year’s honorees as one of only two Company sites to win the award, the company’s highest honor presented annually since 1987, six times. Plant Manager John A. Smith praised his crew for the safety measures they take daily.

"We stand on our safety record," he said. "You see or hear about an accident elsewhere and you wonder how it happened, but it doesn’t take much around this stuff."

The team at Charlotte’s Mallard Creek Quarry received its second Honor Plant award after completing one of its finest years in a decade. Under Plant Manager Bobby Martin Jr.’s leadership, increased production drove gross profit to record levels in 2014. All the while, reportable incidents remained constant at zero.

At Thomasville Quarry in Thomasville, North Carolina, Plant Manager Johnny King said the site’s fourth overall award resulted from the work of the entire division.

"A plant manager can’t winner Honor Plant. One employee can’t win Honor Plant. It really is a team effort," he said.

Division President John Tiberi commended all of this year’s winning teams, particularly those within the Mid-Atlantic Division.

"The men and women of the division congratulate their co-workers at Arrowood, Mallard Creek and Thomasville," he said. "Teams at every Honor Plant site should take great pride in their safe, conscientious and profitable work."

Arrowood, Mallard Creek and Thomasville quarries celebrate after winning 2015 Honor Plant awards.


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