June 19, 2013
Posillico Materials Ribbon Cutting
On June 19, 2013, Posillico Materials announced the unveiling of their new rail siding and materials transfer depot. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place to showcase this and other energy saving and carbon reduction measures in the completion of phase one of this major capital project in conjunction with the Town of Babylon Industrial Development Association.
The project completion enables most of the materials that are required for asphalt production to be shipped via rail rather than truck. The new rail system and improved plant layout reduces fugitive dust and also eliminates 5,000 truck trips from local streets and highways annually. These changes result in reduced net fuel consumption and less CO2 emissions.
Astec Industries has been working with Posillico's engineering and material experts since 1971 to help lead the region with asphalt recycling technologies and other beneficial reuses of materials that would otherwise require landfilling as waste. Astec's Vice President of National Accounts Gail Mize said, "this recent expansion into receiving aggregates by rail will remove a considerable amount of traffic from the roads and goes far to demonstrate how good a neighbor Posillico is for the citizens of Babylon Township. Removing traffic count from the roads is always a good thing for the public, but is seldom possible."
The event was well attended by several elected officials and other dignitaries from various associations. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and he spoke about Posillico's hard work and people first approach. "This company is thriving and reinvesting because they get it and it's why they are one of the great companies we have in this region." Also on hand was Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer who spoke of the forward thinking of Posillico. "I knew we had to have them if we were going to guarantee a better future for the town of Babylon and Suffolk County Long Island," Schaffer said referring to the Town of Babylon's approval of Posillico's permit renewal in 1996.
Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Builders Institute and Suffolk County representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Mitchell H. Pally spoke about the environmental and economic impact of the new rail siding. "The creation of the new recycling center by Posillico is one of the most important environmental and economic developments to take place in the construction industry in many years. The new center will create jobs, reduce the use of trucks on our roadways, and protect our air quality. It is a great achievement for our entire community."
October 1, 2014
Posillico Materials' First Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program
New York, NY
As many of you are already aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to promote health and safety both at home and in the workplace, it is Posillico’s pleasure introduce our First Annual “Work Safely For The Cure” Program. By bringing attention and raising money for the Breast Cancer cause, we hope to parallel the sentiment by having our workforce raise their awareness of their own working behaviors and conditions and motivate them to work safer than ever.
As a part of this program, Posillico will be issuing pink hard hats with a custom Posillico logo to all employees that will be worn on all projects throughout the month of October. We understand that there may be some job tasks that might not permit the usage of a pink hard hat (ex. Flaggers who are only permitted to wear orange hard hats), so hard hat stickers with the same custom Posillico logo will be provided to employees involved in those tasks. Posillico will be donating a set amount per employee who receives a hard hat and sticker, and we expect to have upwards of 400 employees participating in this program. Employees are also able to obtain additional hard hats or stickers for family members or friends by making a donation to the American Cancer Society.
UPDATE: Through contributions from employees, friends, family, the community, and the company, Posillico successfully raised over $13,000 for the American Cancer Society in the month of October 2014.
April 1, 2015
Posillico Materials Achieves EMR Safety Rating of 0.73 for 2015
New York, NY
Posillico Materials is proud to announce their Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.73 for 2015. Posillico’s stellar rating of 0.73 is 27% better than the nationwide average of 1.0 and is effective April 1, 2015.
A company’s EMR determines how much they pay for workers’ compensation insurance and helps measure the effectiveness of safety programs that are in place. EMR is calculated by comparing a company’s annual losses in insurance claims against its policy premiums over a three-year period.
"As stated in our Mission Statement, Posillico strives to complete all projects safely, on time, on target, and on budget. No project is deemed successful unless it is completed safely. Our dedicated employees have always been our most valuable resource and their safety and well being is paramount to our continued success", said Joe K. Posillico, President/CEO at Posillico.
Posillico takes great pride in the health and safety of all of its employees. They have implemented numerous policies that are often more protective than the standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and have both created and hosted various training courses aimed at making their workforce some of the best trained and most knowledgeable in the industry.
Posillico has an in-house, state of the art training room where they offer 10 and 30-hour OSHA outreach courses, HAZWOPER 40-hour training and annual refreshers, and competent person training in topics such as confined space, excavation, cranes, and fall protection to name a few.