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Chamber Holds Safety Awards Banquet
Paul Beatty of Duke Energy's Combustion Turbine Plant accepts the Twentieth Consecutive Year Safety Award from NC Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry.
Paul Beatty of Duke Energy's Combustion
Turbine Plant accepts the Twentieth
Consecutive Year Safety Award from
NC Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry.
Tom Dyson of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension office accepting the award for their second consecutive year.
Tom Dyson of the Lincoln County
Cooperative Extension office
accepting the award for their
second consecutive year.

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NC Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry
congratulated the award winners and
thanked all those in attendance for their
attention to safety in the workplace.

(Lincoln Herald Staff Photos by Kirk Herbertson)

Wayne Howard &
Kirk Herbertson

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Safety Awards Banquet Thursday night (March 31st) at the Lincoln Cultural Center.  Nearly 100 people attended the event which is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Labor. 

Duke Energy's Combustion Turbine Plant received a Twentieth Consecutive Year Safety Award.

Other multi-year award winners included the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation's Lincolnton Conversion, Customizing & Packaging Plant which received an 11th Consecutive Year award; Salem Industries, which received a 7th Consecutive Year award; Gaston College's Lincoln Campus and several county offices including the County Manager's office, Human Resources, Register of Deeds, Tax Office, and Soil & Water Conservation District office, all of whom received 5th year awards.

Million Hour Awards for operating at least a million hours with no lost time accidents were presented to Ethan Allen, RSI Home Products (two million hours), and Cataler-North America (three million hours).

Lincoln County Safety Awards
(Complete List)


First YEAR

  • Cataler – North America
  • City of Lincolnton – Utilities Department
  • Lincoln County Government – Animal Services
  • Monarch Metrolina Facilities, Behavioral Health-Lincoln


First Year

  • Active Concepts, LLC
  • Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln
  • City of Lincolnton – Fire Department
  • City of Lincolnton – Parks and Recreation
  • City of Lincolnton – Safety
  • G & W Laboratories, LLC
  • Lincoln County Government, County Jail
  • Lincoln County Government, Social Services
  • Lincoln County Government, Finance
  • Lincoln County Government, Maintenance
  • Magnatech Southeast

Second Consecutive Year

  • Concrete Supply Company, Lincolnton Plant
  • Lincoln County Government, Airport
  • Lincoln County Government, Communications Center
  • Lincoln County Government, Cooperative Extension
  • Lincoln County Government, Health Department
  • Lincoln County Government, Information Technology
  • Lincoln County Government, Library
  • Lincoln County Government, Parks & Recreation
  • Lincoln County Government, Senior Services
  • Lincoln County Government, Veterans Services
  • Packaging Unlimited of NC, Inc. Legionaire  Drive
  • West Lincoln Veterinary Hospital

Fourth Consecutive Year

  • Earnhardt Grading, Inc.
  • IHC, LLC
  • Lincoln County Government, Emergency Management
  • Lincoln County Government, Fire Marshall’s Office

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Fifth Consecutive Year

  • Gaston College, Lincoln Campus
  • Lincoln County Government, County Manager’s Office
  • Lincoln County Government, Human Resources
  • Lincoln County Government, Register of Deeds
  • Lincoln County Government, Soil  & Water Conservation District
  • Lincoln County Government, Tax Office

Seventh Consecutive Year

  • Salem Industries, A Division of Gaston Skills

Eleventh Consecutive Year

  • Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
  • Lincolnton Conversion Customizing & Packaging

Twentieth Consecutive Year

  • Duke Energy, Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station


(One million hours or multiples of)

  • Ethan Allen Operations (One Million)
  • RSI Home Products (One & Two Million for different time spans)
  • Cataler – North America (Three Million)


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