BR&L’s Switch Team Reaches Safety Milestone

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Members of the switch operations team at Birmingham Rail & Locomotive in Bessemer, Ala., were recognized recently for their outstanding safety record at a special luncheon hosted by company executives.

“The switch team passed the two-year mark without a recordable safety incident,” said DOUG SPIRE, vice president of global environmental, health and safety at Stucki. “The luncheon was a small gesture of appreciation, but also a great opportunity for the company to acknowledge and reward their accomplishment.”

BR&L’s railroad division supplies new and relay rail as well as switch material and turnouts to the railroad and industrial communities.

“It’s been a group effort,” said DWAYNE GOULSBY, production manager at BR&L. “If one fails, we all fail, and the switch operations team has been diligent to make sure we succeed when it comes to safety.”

Doug regularly visits plants throughout North America to learn about their operations and focus attention on the importance of safety in the workplace.

“It was a great celebration with a wonderful group of people who work hard every day to keep themselves and their co-workers safe,” he said. “Their efforts and attention to detail are really paying off.”

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Members of the switch operations team at Birmingham Rail & Locomotive were recognized at a luncheon to celebrate two years without a recordable safety incident.

Celebrating the switch team’s safety record were (from left): Luke Brooks, Quality Assurance Manager Joseph Seagle, Markeith Greene, Robert Ellis, Stacey Goulsby, Cedric Hill, Kentez Green, Raymond Alston, Jordan Odom, Jermaine Waters, Plant Manager Dwayne Goulsby and Doug Spire, Stucki’s vice president of global environmental, health and safety.

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