Vanner receives Safety Award of Merit from Fabricators & Manufacturers Association

logoROCKFORD, Ill., April 25, 2014

Hilliard, OH., May 7, 2014

vanner logoVanner Inc. of Hilliard, Ohio was recently chosen to receive a 2014 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe International (TPA) company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.

Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, the Awards are designed to promote safety in the industry; and winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. The Safety Award of Merit is presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for calendar year 2013 that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10 percent or greater, based on their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

“On behalf of the FMA, I congratulate Vanner, Inc. on winning an Award of Merit,” said Edward Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. “This year’s winning companies all share similar attitudes and values towards safety and safe work environments for their employees all while making quality products and running successful manufacturing operations. FMA, along with its preferred business insurance carrier CNA, are proud to recognize these manufacturers for their outstanding achievements in the area of safety.”
To be eligible to receive recognition, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013. Firms of all sizes were eligible. Winners were selected based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.
The awards were presented at a recognition dinner at the Annual FMA Safety

Conference, held April 23, 2014.

About FMA
Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2,300 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. FMA also has two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating; and Green Manufacturer Network, a professional organization of individual members dedicated to working toward environmentally-friendly manufacturing.


For more information contact:

Patricia Lee
(815) 227-8286

Vanner, Inc.
4282 Reynolds Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
1-800-AC-POWER (227-6937)

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