INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Firestone Metal Products facility in Anoka, Minn., has been awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety by The Minnesota Safety Council, a Governor's Safety Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health. Firestone Metal Products is a division of Firestone Building Products Company , LLC. The Anoka plant is one of four Firestone facilities that manufacture metal roofing products.
Firestone Metal Products was recognized for its commitment to safety as part of the annual Governor's Safety Awards program to honor Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Meritorious Achievement is awarded based on incident rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
"Workplace safety and health are top priorities for Firestone," said Steve Williams, plant manager. "We understand that all of our teammates need to take a proactive approach to safety. We are pleased to receive the Governor's Safety Award, which validates and reinforces our company-wide commitment."
Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council, said, "An effective safety program reduces injuries and costs, maximizes productivity and builds morale. Employers like Firestone Building Products understand that protecting employees is not only the right thing to do – it's also good business."About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC ( www.firestonebpco.com ): Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" portfolio of products for commercial building performance solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall, landscape and lining solutions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and superior warranty protection. Products include: commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems, photovoltaic and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes. About The Minnesota Safety Council ( www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org) The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries ("accidents"). SOURCE Firestone Building Products Company, LLC