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MBMA Announces Annual Manufacturer Safety Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) presented the Annual MBMA Safety Awards at the group’s Spring Meeting held May 12, 2015 in Kansas City, MO. Each year, the awards recognize metal building systems manufacturers that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety.

“A total of 46 plant facilities participated in MBMA's Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program,” stated Dan Walker, P.E. Assistant General Manager of MBMA. “Awards were presented for a plant’s performance throughout 2014, based on our analysis of the submitted data, which is directly compared to the OSHA industry average.”

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 2013 to increase the stringency of the awards so that companies with truly outstanding safety performance are recognized for their achievements. “Our members are focused on the safety of their employees, and MBMA is very pleased to recognize their commitment through these awards,” said Walker.

From the 46 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, 13 awards were presented. MBMA’s award criteria stipulates that winning plants 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 (Prefabricated metal building and component manufacturing). For the Safety Performance Award, the industry average incident rate, as reported by OSHA, was 5.0 for NAICS Code 332311. Therefore, MBMA’s award cut off was just 2.5 or fewer incidents.

The Superior Safety Award, under the rules of the MBMA Program, was awarded to those plants that achieved zero recordable cases for the 12-month period, which is a very significant achievement.

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

2014 Superior Safety Award – In recognition of having zero recordable incidents

• American Buildings Company - Carson City, Nevada

• Bluescope Buildings North America Inc. - Laurinburg, North Carolina

• Nucor Building Systems - Swansea, South Carolina

• Ruffin Building Systems Inc. - Oak Grove, Louisiana

2014 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 - Eufaula, Alabama

• Bluescope Buildings North America Inc. - Jackson, Tennessee

• CBC Steel Buildings - Lathrop, California

• Gulf States Manufacturers - Starkville, Mississippi

• Kirby Building Systems Inc. - Portland, Tennessee

• Nucor Building Systems - Terrell, Texas

• NCI Building Systems Inc. - Houston, Texas

• NCI Building Systems Inc. - Caryville, Tennessee

• 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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