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MBMA Bestows Manufacturer Safety Awards
February 19, 2003

MBMA Bestows Manufacturer Safety Awards

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Promoting exceptional safety efforts within the metal building and metal roofing manufacturing industries, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) recently announced the winners of its 2002 Safety Awards.

The awards were presented at the MBMA Annual Meeting held December 10-12 in Dallas, Texas.

Spirco Manufacturing of Memphis, Tenn., received the Overall MBMA Safety Award. Spirco recorded the lowest accident rate among MBMA’s member companies. The rate is based on the total number of work mishaps per 100 equivalent workers over a calendar year.

Ceco Building Systems’ Rocky Mount, N.C., facility was the winner in the Individual Plant Location category. Ceco is headquartered in Columbus, Miss.

Honorable Certificates were also given to the following individual plant locations:

·        American Buildings Company, Eufaula, Ala. (headquarters);

·        American Buildings Company, LaCrosse, Virginia (headquartered in Eufaula, Ala.); 

·        Butler Manufacturing Company, Birmingham, Alabama (headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.);

·        VP Buildings, Inc., Kernersville, North Carolina (headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.);

·        Gulf States Manufacturers, Starkville, Miss. (headquarters).

Using data submitted by its member companies, MBMA uses OSHA guidelines to compare scores with other companies with similar exposure to accidents. For an individual plant to be eligible for an MBMA Safety Award, it must include data on all supervisory, clerical and janitorial employees who spend at least 50 percent of their time working on the plant floor.

“Worker safety is critical in any industry, and we in the metal building and roofing industry are proud of this year’s Safety Award winners,” said Will Feland, MBMA chairman. “We look to them to set the safety standard for the rest of the industry.”

Organized in 1956, MBMA serves the metal building systems manufacturers, metal roofing systems manufacturers and associate member suppliers. Its membership represents more than $1.9 billion in annual steel shipments and accounts for approximately one-third of the total non-residential low-rise construction marketplace.



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