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MBMA safety award winners announced

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Cleveland, annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers who show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Annual Meeting held December 8-9, 2009 in Atlanta, Ga.
“Analyzing data submitted by our member companies, MBMA used OSHA guidelines to compare award entrants’ safety scores to other companies with similar exposure to accidents,” states Charles E. Praeger, assistant general manager of MBMA. From the 43 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, 26 awards were presented – and some were given to multiple locations within the same company. MBMA patterned the awards program to conform to OSHA safety standards. MBMA’s criteria, though, stipulates that winning firms must have work-related accident and illness rates that are significantly below OSHA-reported averages for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332311, which is Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing.
“Looking at the safety statistics for the past year, MBMA member companies continued to outperform the rest of the industry. Our recently adopted Safety Committee Guidelines will insure that this positive trend continues,” noted incoming MBMA Chairman Chuck Haslebacher. The national average for recordable cases was 6.3 for those companies within the NAICS Code 332311. The vast majority of reporting members operated well below the national average. Awards were presented at the following levels to individual plant locations:
Platinum (Best Overall – No recordable workplace injuries and illnesses.) Pinnacle Structures, Inc.
Individual Plant Location Awards
American Buildings Company
Silver Eufaula, Alabama LaCrosse, Virginia El Paso, Illinois
Behlen Building Systems
Bronze Columbus, Nebraska
BlueScope Buildings North America Inc.
Gold San Marcos, Texas Visalia, California
Silver Jackson, Tennessee Arlington, Washington Annville, Pennsylvania
Bronze Rainsville, Alabama St. Joseph, Missouri
CBC Steel Buildings
Gold Lathrop, California
Chief Buildings
Bronze Grand Island, Nebraska
Gulf States Manufacturers L.P.
Gold Starkville, Mississippi
Kirby Building Systems Inc.
Bronze Portland, Tennessee
NCI Building Systems Inc.
Gold Atwater, California Columbus, Mississippi Houston, Texas
Silver Caryville, Tennessee Monticello, Iowa
Bronze Lexington, Tennessee Elizabethton, Tennessee
Nucor Building Systems
Platinum Terrell, Texas
Gold Waterloo, Indiana Swansea, South Carolina
Silver Brigham City, Utah
Pinnacle Structures Inc.
Platinum Cabot, Arkansas
Schulte Building Systems L.P.
Silver Hockley, Texas
United Structures of America Inc.
Bronze Houston, Texas Additional information is available at www.mbma.com.