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2010-06-11 16:12:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roanoke Cement Company's Castle Hayne terminal was honored this week by the North Carolina state government for its safety record. North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry presented the award to the cement terminal's management for an injury-free year at the terminal in 2009. The award ceremony was held at the Cape Fear Community College North Campus in Castle Hayne, NC. This is the second time this year that the North Carolina...

2010-05-21 13:00:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roanoke Cement Company's Winston-Salem terminal has been honored by North Carolina state and county government in two areas: safety and air quality. The North Carolina Department of Labor and the County of Forsyth presented the respective awards to the cement terminals management this week. Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Labor awarded the 1st Year Gold Safety Award for an injury-free year at the terminal in 2009. The award...

2010-05-03 16:02:00

SOUTH HILL, Va., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Citizens Community Bank (OTC Bulletin Board: CZYB), the premier, independent community bank in the Southside Virginia/Northern North Carolina region, has announced the rebranding of the bank as CCB. The rebranding includes the new name, as well as a logo, graphic identity, and the tagline, "You'll Love Banking Here!" In pursuing the new name, CCB believed the most critical aspect to the success of the transition was to retain the same core...

2010-04-02 14:53:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While millions of people around the world recognized the fourth annual Earth Hour this past Saturday by customarily turning off lights and appliances in their homes and businesses for an hour, Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) quietly switched off lighting on its pre-heater tower, a 400-foot signpost to the plant campus, indefinitely. Lowering the illumination footprint is part of Titan America's (RCC's parent company) aggressive goals to...

2009-10-30 05:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox has been awarded full certification as a "Cool Green Biz" by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, making Cox one of the first companies in the region to receive such recognition. This distinguished award is given to companies in Roanoke that demonstrate a commitment to being environmentally responsible by utilizing eco-friendly business practices. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091030/PH01980 ) Cox underwent an intense...

2009-05-05 11:25:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday was a day of celebration for Roanoke Cement Company -- the only cement manufacturing facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- as it took the top honor winning the Overall Environmental Excellence Award in the Portland Cement Association's 2008 Cement Industry Energy & Environment Awards. State and local dignitaries including Jerry Burgess, Botetourt County Administrator and Steve Clinton, Amsterdam District Representative,...

2009-04-02 14:27:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roanoke Cement Company was honored last night with the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for Land Conservation at an event held at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA. The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia, gave the keynote speech that morning and L. Preston Bryant Jr., Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, David K. Paylor, Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, and...

2009-03-23 12:00:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roanoke Cement Company released 350 rainbow trout into a manmade quarry pond on their site late last Friday, in recognition of a new relationship with Trout Unlimited, a national organization dedicated to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. Executive management, including Aris Papadopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of Titan America -- Roanoke cement's parent company -- was on-hand...

2008-12-15 08:30:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc. -- Industrial employment in Virginia fell just a half percent over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Virginia Manufacturers Directory, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI (http://www.manufacturersnews.com) reports Virginia lost 2,699 industrial jobs from October 2007 to October 2008, a smaller loss compared to the steep industrial employment...

2008-12-12 12:29:00

ROANOKE, Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation has offered a challenge grant of $1 million to the Virginia Museum of Transportation (VMT) for capital and operating expenses over a three-year period to help the museum implement certain recommendations from Museum Management Consultants. The challenge grant is contingent on equal commitments of support by both the governments of the Roanoke Region and by other private donors to meet the estimated $3 million...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.