ARMA Accident Prevention Contest Announces 2006 Winners

(Washington, DC April 9, 2007) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has announced the results of the Association’s prestigious Accident Prevention Contest. In 2006, 38 facilities improved their ARMA Index from the prior year.  The winners of each group receive the “Presidents Award” distinguishing them as the top ARMA Accident Prevention Contest facility for the year in their respective categories.

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

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
Owens Corning, Summit, IL

Group D:  Under 100,000 labor Hours Worked Per Year
Soprema, Inc, Wadsworth, OH

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 2006 over 2005:

Group A: (9)

  • GAF, Mobile, AL
  • Owens Corning, Medina, OH
  • GAF, Dallas, TX
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Shakopee, MN
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Norwood, MA
  • GAF, Millis, MA
  • GAF, Baltimore, MD
  • Tamko Roofing Products, Phillipsburg, KS
  • Tamko Roofing Products, Tuscaloosa, AL

Group B: (12)

  • GAF, Chester, SC
  • GAF, Quakertown, PA
  • Owens Corning, Kearny, NJ
  • Owens Corning, Memphis Roofing, TN
  • Tamko Roofing Products, Dallas, TX
  • Owens Corning, Jessup, MD
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Shreveport, LA
  • GAF, Goldsboro
  • GAF, Savannah, GA
  • Owens Corning, Compton, CA
  • Owens Corning, Denver, CO
  • Owens Corning, Jacksonville, FL

Group C: (10)

  • Owens Corning, Summit, IL
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Wilmington, CA
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Ennis, TX
  • Owens Corning, Minneapolis, MN (A&R)
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Chester, PA
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Little Rock, AR
  • Johns Manville, Macon, GA
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Fremont, CA
  • Tamko Roofing Products, Green Cove Springs, FL
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Portland, OR

Group D: (7)

  • Soprema, Wadsworth, OH
  • Owens Corning, Detroit, MI
  • Owens Corning, Irving, TX
  • Johns Manville, Plattsburgh, NY
  • Johns Manville, South Gate, CA
  • IKO Chicago, Inc, Bedford Park, IL
  • Owens Corning, Atlanta, GA

Finally, twenty-two facilities achieved a perfect ”ARMA Index” for 2006, which is based on no lost and restricted workdays and no reportable OSHA incidents.  These facilities include:

  • GAF, Mobile, AL
  • Owens Corning, Summit, IL
  • Leatherback Industries, Hollister, CA
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Wilmington, CA
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Ennis, TX
  • Owens Corning, Minneapolis, MN (A&R)
  • Soprema Inc, Wadsworth, OH
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Detroit, MI
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Summit, IL
  • Owens Corning, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Medina, OH
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Atlanta, GA
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Denver, CO
  • Owens Corning, Morehead City, NC
  • Owens Corning, Detroit, MI
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Linnton, OR
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Irving, TX
  • US Intec, Inc, Port Arthur, TX
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Memphis, TN
  • Owens Corning Asphalt, Minneapolis, MN
  • 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 23-24, 2007.

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About the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association 
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.

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