ARMA Accident Prevention Contest Announces 2004 Winners

[Washington, DC] – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association [ARMA] has announced the winners of the 2004 ARMA Accident Prevention Contest. In 2004, 41 facilities improved over the prior year ARMA Index. The winners of each group in the industry contest receive the prestigious "ARMA President's Award" distinguishing them as the top ARMA Accident Prevention Contest facility for the year in their respective categories.

ARMA President’s Award Winners 

Group A: Over 300,000 Labor Hours Worked Per Year

CertainTeed Corporation, Oxford, NC

Group B: 200,000 to 300,000 Labor Hours Worked Per Year

GAF, Chester, SC 

Group C: 100,000 to 200,000 Labor Hours Worked Per Year

CertainTeed Corporation, Birmingham, AL 

Group D: Under 100,000 Labor Hours Worked Per Year

Leatherback Industries (Saturated Felt) – Stockton, CA

Participating facilities that improved over the prior year receive a Certificate of Achievement for their efforts. The following facilities will receive a Certificate of Achievement for their improvements in 2004 over 2003:

Group A: (14)

  • CertainTeed Corporation – Oxford, NC
  • ELK Corporation – Shafter, CA
  • Owens Corning – Medina, OH
  • CertainTeed Corporation -- Shakopee, MN
  • GAF -- Michigan City, IN
  • ELK Corporation – Meyerstown, PA
  • GAF – Dallas, TX
  • GAF – Erie, PA
  • TAMKO Building Products – Joplin, MO
  • TAMKO Building Products – Dallas, TX
  • EMCO – LaSalle, Quebec
  • GAF – Baltimore, MD
  • GAF -- Nashville, TN
  • GAF – Mt. Vernon, IN

Group B: (13)

  • GAF – Chester, SC
  • Pabco Roofing Products – Tacoma, WA
  • Owens Corning – Kearny, NJ
  • Owens Corning - Compton, CA
  • Owens Corning – Summit, IL
  • Owens Corning – Denver, CO
  • TAMKO Building Products – Joplin, MO
  • Owens Corning – Savannah, GA
  • Owens Corning – Memphis, TN
  • Owens Corning – Jessup, MD
  • CertainTeed Corporation – Shreveport, LA
  • GAF - Savannah, GA
  • Owens Corning – Portland, OR

Group C: (8)

  • TAMKO Building Products – Green Cove Springs
  • IKO Production, Inc. – Franklin, OH
  • CertainTeed Corporation – Portland, OR
  • TAMKO Building Products – Knoxville, TN
  • GAF – Shafter, CA
  • CertainTeed Corporation – Fremont, CA
  • U.S. Intec, Inc. – Stockton, CA
  • TAMKO Building Products – Columbus, KS

Group D: (6)

  • Leatherback Industries (Saturated Felt), Stockton, CA
  • Owens Corning – Channelview, TX
  • Owens Corning – Ennis, TX
  • Johns Manville – Oklahoma City, OK
  • TAMKO Building Products – Butler, AL
  • TAMKO Building Products – Naples, TX

Finally, nineteen (19) facilities achieved a perfect ”ARMA Index” for 2004, which is based on no lost and restricted workdays and no reportable OSHA incidents. These facilities include:

  • CertainTeed Corporation, Oxford, NC
  • ELK Corporation – Shafter, CA
  • GAF, Chester, SC
  • CertainTeed Corporation – Birmingham, AL
  • TAMKO Building Products – Green Cove Springs
  • Leatherback Industries (Saturated Felt), Stockton, CA
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt)– Compton, CA
  • Owens Corning – Morehead City, NC
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt) – Irving, TX
  • Owens Corning – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt) – Ennis, TX
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt) – Memphis, TN
  • Owens Corning – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Owens Corning – Channelview, TX
  • U.S. Intec, Inc. a Division of GAF – Walpole, WA
  • Owens Corning – North Bend, OH
  • U.S. Intec, Inc. a Division of GAF – Port Arthur, TX
  • Owens Corning, Ennis, TX
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt) – Granite City, IL

The certificate awards will be distributed to the designated accident prevention contest contacts within the next 2 weeks. All president award winners and perfect record achievement awards will be presented during the arma spring board meeting, May 25-26, 2005.

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is the North American trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of bituminous-based residential and commercial fiberglass and organic asphalt shingle roofing products, roll roofing, built-up (BUR) roofing systems, and modified bitumen roofing systems. For additional information, contact ARMA or visit: www.asphaltroofing.org.

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