ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services and piping component systems, announced today that its Mueller Co. Albertville, Alabama plant has earned the coveted "Star" certification from the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). "Star" is the highest level of recognition offered through OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. Mueller Co.'s Albertville facility becomes only the sixth foundry in the United States – and the only one in Alabama and the Southeast – to earn the "Star" designation. Mueller Co. employees and families celebrated this achievement on Saturday, October 19th at a company picnic when the company unveiled the coveted OSHA Star flag. A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=21703 In a congratulatory letter to plant manager Randy Epperson, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, wrote, "Mueller Co.'s fire hydrants protect our families, homes and businesses. Because of your dedication to quality and service, Albertville, Alabama has earned the coveted title of Fire Hydrant Capital of the World. I am delighted that you are being recognized for producing these indispensable products safely and for protecting the health and safety of your employees." "A safe workplace is foundational to the success of our entire organization," said Gregory S. Rogowski, president of Mueller Co. "We are extraordinarily proud of our entire 850-person team in Albertville which has embraced our Core Value of fostering a safe and environmentally friendly environment. Their professionalism and commitment to safety has made this achievement possible." Mueller Co. is a division of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of products and services that are used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. About Mueller Water Products, Inc. Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. Our broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com. The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.
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