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2023 SCGA Safety Awards

This year, 22 cotton gins received the Diamond Award for Excellence in Safety for the 2022-2023 ginning season.

Brent Murphree, Senior Editor, Delta Farm Press

March 20, 2023

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Each year the Southern Cotton Ginners Association award Midsouth cotton gins for their effort to keep employees safe during the ginning season and throughout the year. Director of Safety William Lindamood holds safety workshops throughout the area to remind gin workers to always be aware of safety issues that may arise.

This year, 22 cotton gins received the Diamond Award for Excellence in Safety for the 2022-2023 ginning season. The Diamond Award is given to cotton gins that receive the Platinum Award for five consecutive years in a row.

Southern Cotton Ginners Association Excellence in Safety Award Winners 2022

Arkansas

Diamond: Black Oak Gin Co. Inc., Black Oak; GPS Gin Co. Inc., Portland; Kiech-Shauver-Miller Gin Co., Monette; McClendon Mann & Felton Gin, Marianna; Portland Gin & Warehouse, Inc., Portland; Senter & Sons Gin LLC, Osceola. Platinum: Adams Land Company, Leachville; Childress Gin & Elevator Co., Inc., Monette; Graves Gin Corporation, Rector; Lee Wilson and Company LLC, Wilson; Monette Coop Gin, Monette; Taylor Gin Co., Gould. Silver: McGehee Producers Gin, McGehee; Rabbit Ridge Gin & Whse., Dyess; W.B. deYampert Gin, Wilmot; WinCott Gin Inc., Winchester. Bronze: Crittenden Gin Company, Crawfordville.

Louisiana

Diamond: Catavoy Cotton Gin, LLC, Jonesville; Rapides Grant Gin II, Boyce; Tensas Co-op Gin, Inc., Newellton; Tri-Parish Gin, LLC, Lettsworth. Platinum: McNutt Gin Inc., Boyce; Tanner & Co., Frogmore. Gold: Carroll Gin LLC, Epps. Silver: Farmers Gin of Tallulah Inc., Tallulah; Gilliam Gin Co. Inc., Gilliam; Planters Gin Company Inc. of St. Joseph, St. Joseph; Rayville Producers, Inc., Rayville.

Mississippi

Diamond:Bogue Chitto Gin, Macon; Farmers Gin, Inc. of Hamilton, Hamilton; Hi Grade Gin Corp., Winona; Yalobusha County Gin Company, Inc., Coffeeville. Platinum: Bobo Moseley Gin Company, Lyon; Four County Gin Inc., Calhoun City; Gaddis & McLaurin Gin; Bolton; North Delta Gin LLC, Marks; Quito Gin Company, Itta Bena; Tunica Gin Corp., Tunica; Yazoo Planters Gin Co., Yazoo City. Silver: Como Consolidated Gin Co., Inc., Como; Grundfest & Klaus Gin, Cary; Mattson Gin Inc., Dublin; Silver Creek Gin Co., Holly Bluff; Vance Gin Co. Inc., Clarkdale. Bronze: Issaquena S. Washington Gin Inc., Glen Allen; Midnight Gin Co. Inc., Midnight; Three Way Gin, Tunica.

Missouri

Diamond: A.C. Riley Cotton Co., Inc., New Madrid; Bernie Farmers Gin, Malden; Caruthersville Gin, Caruthersville; McCord Gin Company, Gideon; White Oak Gin, White Oak. Platinum: Farmers Union Gin & Warehouse Co. Inc., Senath; Richardson Gin, Inc., Marston; Stokes-Mayberry Gin Co., Inc., Malden; Vanduser Gin Co., Inc., Vanduser. Gold: 4-Way Gin, Senath; Bootheel Cotton Co., Matthews. Silver: Crowder Gin Co., Sikeston; Dalton Cotton Company, Senath; Mahan Gin Co. LLC, Parma; Sandy Ridge Cotton Co. LLC, Malden. Bronze: Cooter Cotton Gin, Cooter.

Tennessee

Diamond: Cairo Farmers Gin, LLC, Alamo; Espey Gin Co., McLemoreville; Longtown Gin, Mason. Platinum: Burlison Gin Company, Inc., Burlison; Crockett Mills Gin, LLC, Crockett Mills; Farmers Gin of Humboldt, Humboldt; Halls Gin Company, Halls. Gold: Crockett Gin Co. LLC, Maury City; Hickory Valley Gin, Hickory Valley; Union Gin Co. Inc., Brownsville. Silver: Bemis Gin LLC, Jackson; Two Way Gin Co., Inc., Brownville.

About the Author(s)

Brent Murphree

Senior Editor, Delta Farm Press

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