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May Safety Award

Congratulations to our May Safety Award Winners!

Darrin Pinto in Acushnet took first place for his work painting the legs of the C32 conveyor a high visibility orange, thus preventing a possible Yellow Iron event as stockpiles were growing closer to the legs, Thanks Darrin!

We would also like to congratulate and recognize Frank McKinnon with a safety award for identifying and mitigating a traffic hazard associated with the storage of rubber pallets by installing the proper safety signage at the Lunenburg plant.
Frank McKinnon 6.14.17

John Brennan and Ron D’Maria also were presented with a safety award for their excellent safety communication at the Cranston Asphalt Plant!
John Brennan, Ron D'Maria 6.14.17

A big thank you to Darrin, Frank, John, Ron and all P.J. Keating employees for making safety a priority, preventing incidents and keeping their crews and coworkers out safe!

The May CORE Award was awarded to George Cormier and Eddie Venckauskas for their work on the East & Maple St. Project in Tewksbury. George and Eddie took initiative when heavy rains late at night created blow outs and a hazard for motorists. They took swift action coming from home and jumping in to help any way they could, working with police to create a safe space for crews to work in the weather and with their help the area was soon returned to safe conditions for weekend traffic. Great work!


Award Ceremony – The Lunenburg mechanics garage won the July CORE Award for their outstanding effort in keeping the garage 5S approved and in excellent condition. Don Whaley, Roger Ross, Bob Richard, and Bernie Cann were all appointed the task of making the garage up to standard with the 5S rule. Not only did they achieve the 5S, but the garage has been 5S approved throughout the production season and it is because of their consistency that they are the CORE Award winners.
Don, Roger, Bob, and Bernie were presented the award on Tuesday July 26th by President of PJ Keating- Jonathan Olson, Aggregate Manager- Maurice Langlois, Lunenburg Site Manager- Roy Ward, and Safety Professional- Pete Burgio.

Congratulations to the Lunenburg garage team!

CORE award Aug16

Two Million Hour Safety Award


PJ Keating has worked two million hours without a lost time injury. I would like to congratulate each and every employee on your commitment to working safely every day. This is a significant achievement, and one to be proud of. We have received an award and a commendation letter signed by Randy Lake, Charlie Brown, John Keating, John Parson, and Lee Cole, stating “This type of achievement doesn’t happen by accident and requires intense focus and commitment by the entire organization. The example you set is a great encouragement to all of us throughout Oldcastle and one we’re pleased to share – you’ve proven that it’s possible to create an environment that is free from significant injury. Every one of us on the Oldcastle Materials team has made a personal pledge to accept our role in building our safety culture – “When I SEE something I will STOP and Do something”. Thanks for exemplifying that commitment and challenging us to get better.”

September Safety Award Winner!

Congratulations to Bryant Ribeiro for winning the second place Safety Award for September. Bryant took the initiative to set up cones along the truck road in the Acushnet plant, helping to define the road and keep unnecessary trucks away from the loaders and stockpiles. This provides a safer route for both customers and employees of P.J. Keating. Thank you to Bryant for his excellent safety leadership!BryantSafetyAward

August Safety Award-1st Place

Congratulations to Cory Desrosiers for winning the first place safety award for August. Cory is a 2015 new hire who has brought enthusiasm, positive energy, and professionalism with him to PJ Keating. He has adapted to our safety culture and displays it in his daily routine. He is very detailed with leading tailgate talks and safety observations. He always ensures there are spotters for drivers and he communicates well. He is a great representative of our company and we thank Cory for his proactive safety leadership!

August Safety Award-2nd Place

Congratulations to Tim Magliaro for winning the second place Safety Award for August! One day Tim noticed that a truck leaving the Lunenburg facility was having a difficult time getting up Reservoir Rd to turn onto Leominster-Shirley Rd. This could have caused a hazard to other motorists and pedestrians. Tim proactively ran over to assist this driver by stopping traffic so the truck driver could safely maneuver up the road. Thanks to Tim for his proactive safety leadership and for living our safety motto: When I See Something I will STOP and Do Something! TimSafetyAward

March Safety Award

Congratulations to Ryan Conroy for winning P.J. Keating’s March Safety Award! Ryan successfully lead a team of two new employees repairing/replacing a chute at the Lunenburg stone plant –with ZERO incidents. Thank you to Ryan for his excellent safety leadership, and for providing a great role model for our new employees!

Ryan Conroy (2)

NAPA Quality in Construction Awards

NAPA Awards
Quality in Construction
P.J. Keating Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co. of Lunenburg, Mass.

Congratulation to Peter Pavao (Project Manager) and Frankie DosSantos (Foreman) for their work on I-195 in Fall River. The project included micro-milling and paving of the mainline road, four bridges, ramps, and a 600-foot-long tunnel under City Hall with porous pavement and RAP mixes. Traffic control and careful scheduling was essential in this busy traffic area.

2014 Route 195

Congratulations to Peter Cassanelli (Superintendent), George Cormier (Foreman), Frankie DosSantos (Foreman), and Gilbert Medeiros (Foreman) for their work on the milling, overlay, and widening of Route 140 and Route 12. The company made several suggestions for improving the proposed project scope, including the use of WMA and construction of a berm during mainline paving.

2014 Route 140

Congratulations to Rick Pavao (Project Manager) and Marco DoMonte (Foreman) for their work on the resurfacing of the parking lot for the Target Store in Taunton. Working closely with the milling subcontractor, the company developed a pattern of planing, paving, and striping that allowed them to open each area within 24 hours.

2014 Target Taunton