The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors has recognized 11 companies this year for exceeding industry-average safety standards.
The Safety Awards Program consists of two awards: the Safety Achievement Award and the Safety Best Practice Award. Four companies, all injection molders, received gold Safety Achievement Awards: Nylacarb Corp. of Vero Beach, Fla.; Augustine Plastics Inc. of Somerset, Pa.; Plastikos Medical of Erie, Pa.; and PTG Silicones Inc. of New Albany, Ind.
Injection and blow molder Sussex IM Inc. of Sussex, Wis., received a silver award. Honorable mentions went to injection molders Wise Plastics Technologies Inc. of St. Charles, Ill., and Plastikos Inc. of Erie, Pa.
MAPP recognized three companies for taking measures to increase overall safety. Award submissions ranged from employee safety training and emergency training to tracking safety methods and mold-change safety. Winners of Safety Best PracticeS Awards were: injection molders Automation Plastics Corp. of Aurora, Ohio, and Trademark Plastics Inc. of Riverside, Calif.; and Plastic Molding Technology, an injection molder, thermoformer and extruder in El Paso, Texas.
"The Safety Awards Program recognizes leaders in the plastics industry for committing to and achieving excellence in safety and health. These companies are making safety a top priority and have gone to extensive measures to assure their most valuable asset — their employees — are safe on the job," Letha Keslar, MAPP'S corporate sponsorship and conference director, said in a news release.
In addition, the organization also presented Commitment to Excellence Awards to four companies: injection molders Ironwood Plastics Inc. of Ironwood, Mich.; Majors Plastics Inc. of Omaha, Neb.; and Stone Plastics and Manufacturing Inc. of Zeeland, Mich.; as well as fabricator and resin recycler Hoehn Plastics Inc. of Poseyville, Ind.
MAPP honored the companies April 27-28 during the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers' virtual Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Summit. Both groups are based in Indianapolis.
MAPP is managed by plastics business leaders and has more than 450 member companies nationwide.