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Luttrell Rangers Win Big at Mine Rescue Competition in Missouri

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From Oct. 1-4, Carmeuse’s Luttrell Rangers mine-rescue team from the Luttrell, Tenn. operation participated in and won multiple awards in a mine rescue competition at the Missouri S&N center in Rolla, Mo.

The Luttrell Rangers placed first overall out of 16 teams from around the United States who competed. They also placed first in field, first out of district and fourth in first aid. The overall first-place finish means the team brought the Traveling Trophy to
Carmeuse for the second time since 1982.

Each year, multiple mine rescue competitions are held in different locations across the United States. These competitions are designed for teams to learn, execute and maintain required mine site emergency rescue skills for trapped or injured miners.


  Luttrell Rangers team members left to right: Gene Buck, Chris Whitaker,
  Rodney Cope,Travis Smith, Josh Wynn, Chris Hayes and Anthony Payne.
  Not pictured: Lee Luttrell and Josh Walker.

“We’re tremendously proud of our Luttrell Rangers and all of their accomplishments at the Rolla competition,” said Harold Collins, Site Operations Manager. “The skills that our team members learn and hone and then display at these competitions are very important. We hope to never have to use these rescue skills in a live situation, but it provides us with piece of mind that our team members are always well prepared.”

Carmeuse Lime & Stone is a leading manufacturer of lime and limestone and whose products are commonly used to benefit the environment by providing cleaner air, cleaner water and improved soil characteristics. Carmeuse products are diversely utilized across a wide range of industries including steel manufacturing, power generation, road construction, land development, glass manufacturing, water and waste water treatment, pulp and paper production, and more. Staffed by up to 2,000 employees throughout 28 production facilities in Eastern U.S. and Canada, with North America operations headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Carmeuse not only offers products, but also value-added services such as technical support, application support, and logistics support to optimize our customers processes.


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Phone: 865.992.2654

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