Delta Tri-Angle 2014-2

2014 | ISSUE 2 From the President… I want to first recognize two o u t s t a n d i n g members of the Delta team that are ending their active duties. Del Elfrink and Tom Blattel have both announced their retirement effective July 2014. Tom was hired in September of 1973. He has been with Delta for over 40 years serving in many capacities and helping all regions with inventory. Most recently Tom was working with Jerry Neels as Environmental Coordinator. I want to thank him for his exemplary service and loyalty to the company. Del joined the (continued on page 4) In this Issue Page 2 – 3  Ric Neubert Elected Chairman  Safety Initiatives  Transportation Funding  Colas Vanguard Safety Award Page 4 – 5 MO Shop Earns Bronze Level Certification In May, Colas Inc. executives Jon Hager (Plants and Equipment) and Chris Kirby (Safety, Environmental, and Risk Management) performed the final inspections at the Cape Girardeau Shop for certification. Delta takes great pride to announce that the Missouri Shop earned the coveted Colas 6S Shop Certification – Bronze Level. Only five (now six) of the fifty-two shops throughout Colas Inc. have earned this recognition. Tony Shafer (Shop Manager) and his team have worked diligently toward the 6S of Safety, Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. “The Lean Effort in within COLAS US Asset Management - Plants and Equipment, began over three years ago,” explained Michel Roure (Vice President – Plants and Equipment), “It involves everybody – we looked at our shops several years ago and asked ‘How can we be better?’ Through CPI implementation – with team members from Plants/Equipment, CPI, Safety and Environmental, guidelines and criteria were established to certify our Shops with a focus on Lean and 6S. At first, we heard ‘It can’t be done.’ That makes me smile today. “Our employees have embraced the process and their outstanding efforts speak for themselves,” comments Roure, “They are excited to see that clean-up is possible – these shops are so orderly, that you will notice if a pebble is out of place in one of these certified shops. The process promotes cleanliness, efficiency, retention of good people, systematic organization and smooth logistics. I am happy about our success and I am proud of it.” The Shop Team consisting of Daniel Feezor, Tom Burnett, Sr., Gary McIntyre, Dillion Aylor, Gary Zweigart, and Kevin Keene implemented the following initiatives which they titled Our Plan of Attack: • Obsolete parts (Sort) • Overstock/Left over parts (Sort) • Prioritize Inventory (Sort) • Maximize space available (Straighten) • Clean and Repair facility (Sweep/Shine) • Process flow of work (Sustain) • Establish Safety/environmental standards (Safety) • Develop a Safety Culture Safety/environmenta stewardship (Safety) Congratulations to the Missouri Shop!  Delta Asphault of Arkansas  CFO Retires  From the President (continued)  Replacement of Payoll Card  Lync: A tool for your belt Page 6 – 7  What makes good asphalt driveway?  Southern Illinois Stone  Williamsville Stone  Heartland Asphalt Page 8  Birthdays  Employee News Delta Companies Inc. 2014 Newsletter | ISSUE 2 1