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Dedicated to safety
Mega Cast Inc., holds safety day, trailer dedication Saturday
Megacast employees with city officials. - photo by Mindy Boyete

Mega Cast Inc., a division of Oldcastle Precast held a safety day and trailer dedication Saturday at their Pembroke Industrial Park Headquarters.

The company welcomed employees, city and county officials, dignitaries and community members to their Safety Day and Trailer Dedication. During the event Oldcastle Precast presented keys and a new trailer to the Pembroke Police Department for their I.M.P.A.C.T. Program which teaches kids about the hazards of underage drinking and substance abuse while driving. The donated trailer is the second that the company has provided the Pembroke Police Department.

"We are truly honored to be a part of this program," said Robert Thornton of Oldcastle Precast. "We feel it is such a worthy program. Chief Collins and his staff are doing a great job. We are glad to help out."

The company also celebrated their impressive safety record with a cookout and super bouncy slide for young children in attendance. Bryan County Emergency Services were on hand with a safety display including the FEMA Mobile Command Unit and fire trucks.

"It has been 718 days since our last lost day injury," Jennifer Peny, Health & Safety/Environment/Transportation Coordinator at Mega Cast. "It has been 200 days since our last recordable injury which was one of our employees stepped on a nail and had to receive a tetanus shot."

Established in 1998 by James "K.K." Ausbon, Mega Cast, Inc., was acquired in November 2002 by Oldcastle Precast. Still under the watchful eye of company President Ausbon, Mega Cast currently operates on eight acres in the industrial park in Pembroke.

The Mega Cast, division of Oldcastle Precast operates as part of the Florida Division of the Southeast Region. Mega Cast provides a platform for the introduction of box culvert, utility and other typical precast group products to include manholes, catch basins, inlets and headwalls. According to their website the Mega Cast acquisition provided Oldcastle Precast geographic expansion to include the southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina markets, and filled a coverage gap between their Jacksonville plant to the south, the Stone Mountain plant to the northwest and the Concord and Fayetteville plants to the north.

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