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MBMA Announces Manufacturer Safety Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) presented its 2013 Safety Awards at the group’s Spring Dinner Meeting held May 6 in Dallas, TX. MBMA annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers who show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety.

“A total of 47 plant facilities participated in MBMA's Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program,” stated Charles Praeger, Assistant General Manager of MBMA. “Awards were presented based on our analysis of the submitted data.”

MBMA and its members are committed to the safety of everyone who works in the metal building systems industry. The organization has had a long-standing Safety Committee and Safety Awards Program, which was revamped in 2010 so that it is patterned after OSHA safety rules. “Our members are focused on the safety of their employees and MBMA is very happy to recognize them with these awards,” said Praeger.

From the 47 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, a total of 20 awards were presented. Of that total, some awards were given to multiple locations within the same company. While MBMA patterned the awards program to conform to OSHA safety standards, MBMA’s criteria stipulates that winning firms must have work-related accident and illness rates that are at least 50% below OSHA-reported averages for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332311. For the incident rate award, the industry average is 6.6 as reported in the NAICS Code 332311. Therefore, MBMA’s minimum starting point was 3.3.

The Superior Overall Safety Record, under the rules of the Safety Awards Program, was awarded to those plants that achieved no recordable injuries or incidences for the 12-month period, which is a significant achievement.

A fatality precludes any awards for an individual plant or company. A plant without a fatality within a company can qualify for an award. In addition to recognizing a company in the Superior Overall Safety area, MBMA has Safety Improvement Awards that recognize performance improvements.

Awards were presented at the following levels to individual plant locations:

2013 Superior Overall Safety Record – In recognition of having no recordable incident rate

• Bluescope Buildings North America, Inc.
San Marcos, Texas

• Dean Steel Buildings, Inc.
Cedartown, Georgia
Thomasville, Georgia

• Ruffin Building Systems, Inc.
Oak Grove, Louisiana

2013 Safety Performance Award – In recognition of having achieved an incident rate equal to 50% or better than the industry average as reported by OSHA

• American Buildings Company
Eufala, Alabama
El Paso, Illinois

• Behlen Building Systems
Columbus, Nebraska

• Bluescope Buildings North America, Inc.
Rainsville, Alabama
St. Joseph, Missouri
Jackson, Tennessee
Laurinburg, North Carolina

• Gulf States Manufacturers
Starkville, Mississippi

• Kirby Building Systems, Inc.
Portland, Tennessee

• NCI Building Systems, Inc.
Atwater, California
Lexington, Tennessee
Houston, Texas

• Nucor Building Systems
Brigham, Utah

• Schulte Building Systems, Inc.
Hueytown, Alabama
Hockley, Texas

• SBC Building Systems, LLC
Ambridge, Pennsylvania

About The Metal Building Manufacturers Association

mbma-logoFounded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. Its membership supplies high-quality buildings for use in commercial, retail, office, industrial, institutional and other end-uses. The association provides a wealth of information on its website for anyone who works with or is interested in metal building systems. It includes technical materials and design guides. For more information, visit

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