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MBMA Announces 2015 Manufacturer Safety Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) presented its Annual MBMA Safety Awards at the MBMA Spring Meeting, May 10-11 in Fort Worth, Texas. The group annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety.

“Last year, a total of 45 plant facilities participated in MBMA’s Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program,” stated Dan Walker, P.E., Associate General Manager of MBMA. “Awards were presented to recognize plants with noteworthy safety records, which is based on our analysis of submitted data that is directly compared to the OSHA industry average.”

MBMA’s 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 Award Program, which was revamped in 2013 to increase the stringency of the awards so that companies with truly outstanding safety performance records are acknowledged for their achievements. “Our members are focused on providing a safe work environment for their employees, and MBMA is very pleased to recognize their commitment through these awards,” said Walker.

From the 45 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, 10 awards were presented. MBMA’s award criteria stipulates that winning plants must have work-related accident and illness rates that are 50% or less than the 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 the plant that achieved zero recordable cases for the 12-month period.

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

2015 Superior Safety Award – In recognition of having zero recordable incidents

Ruffin Building Systems
• Oak Grove, Louisiana

2015 Safety Performance Award – In recognition of having achieved an incident rate equal to 50% or less than the industry average as reported by OSHA

American Buildings Company
• Carson City, Nevada
• Eufaula, Alabama

Bluescope Buildings North America Inc.
• Annville, Pennsylvania
• Jackson, Tennessee
• Laurinburg, North Carolina
• Visalia, California

CBC Steel Buildings
• Lathrop, California

Nucor Building Systems
• Waterloo, Indiana

SBC Building Systems LLC
• Ambridge, Pennsylvania

Schulte Building Systems
• Hockley, Texas

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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