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Nucor Building Systems Earns Highest Safety Award

Pictured left to right: Jeff Carmean, Nucor Buildings Group President; Rick Ruble, Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner; Johanna Threm, Nucor Building Systems Indiana General Manager; Tim Maley, Indiana Deputy Commissioner of Labor; and Beth Gonzalez, Indiana Department of Labor VPP Team Leader.

Waterloo, IN - Nucor Building Systems' (NBS) Indiana facility has set a standard few other companies in its industry can claim. With its workplace injury and illness rates 80 percent lower than the industry average, Nucor Building Systems has earned a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR certification.

On June 12, 2014 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration honored NBS during an awards ceremony in recognition of their outstanding achievement. VPP STAR certification is the highest award for workplace safety and health.

“At Nucor Building Systems, nothing is more important than safety. Everyone deserves to go home safe every day to their families, and come back safe the next morning. Through our strong partnership with OSHA, we have continuously improved our safety performance and our teammates have become safer,” said Johanna Threm, general manager for the Waterloo division of NBS.

Nucor Building Systems’ Waterloo facility demonstrated an exemplary commitment to worker safety through its safety-oriented policy decisions, management involvement across all levels, and regular occupational hazard monitoring.

To participate in VPP, a company must develop and implement an exemplary worker safety and health program, maintain occupational injury and illness rates that are below the national industry average, and undergo a rigorous facility evaluation.

“Nucor’s commitment to employee safety is a model for every business to follow,” said Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble. “The Indiana Department of Labor congratulates Nucor for improving from a VPP Merit site, an already admirable accomplishment, to a VPP STAR site – the pinnacle of safety and health achievement.”

About Nucor Building Systems

Nucor_Building_Systems_logoNucor Building Systems, a division of Nucor Corporation, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered metal building systems for more than two and a half decades. With four full-service plants strategically located throughout the country in Waterloo, IN; Swansea, SC; Terrell, TX; and Brigham City, UT; Nucor Building Systems has an Authorized Builder network of more than 1,100 of the best design-build contractors in the US and Canada. For more information about Nucor Building Systems, visit


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