ARMA Honors Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers for Achievements in Workplace Safety

Annual Safety Contest recognizes manufacturers with excellent employee safety records

Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2015) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has recognized 14 asphalt roofing manufacturers that are leading the industry in workplace safety.  The association’s annual Safety Contest awards individual roofing facilities for their low incident rates among workers during the past year.

The 2014 Safety Contest recognized 96 individual facilities based on their exceptional quarterly safety data reports for the calendar year. These reports were submitted to ARMA’s Health, Education and Safety (HSE) Committee throughout the year, and were judged based on number of hours completed and an ARMA INDEX derived from the same definitions and criteria set forth by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Each facility’s exceptional safety record showed a strong commitment to employee well-being. 

“We must come together as an industry to demonstrate how seriously we view workplace health and safety,” said ARMA executive vice president Reed Hitchcock. “For more than 30 years, this contest has allowed ARMA to honor members’ facilities that share our commitment to safety and pledge to improve in that area.”

ARMA’s Safety Contest is open to all manufacturer members. They can submit data for their entire company, or a specific division, plant or mill in North America. Winners are recognized in four different categories: the President’s Award, the Award of Excellence, the Perfect Employee Safety Certificate and the Certificate of Improvement.

President’s Award: Presented to the plant in each contest category that has the lowest combined ARMA INDEX over a two-year period.

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Shakopee, MN

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Wilmington, CA

·         GAF, Minneapolis, MN

·         Malarkey Roofing Products, Oklahoma City, OK

Award of Excellence: Presented to those plants that have recorded three consecutive years of a “perfect” ARMA INDEX (i.e., an index of 0.00) and are not President’s Award winners.

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Little Rock, AR

·         GAF, Walpole, MA

·         Henry Company, Bartow, FL

·         Henry Company , Houston, TX

·         Henry Company, Huntington Park, CA

·         Henry Company , Indianapolis, IN

·         Henry Company , Ontario, CA

·         Johns Manville, South Gate, CA

·         Owens Corning, Savannah, GA

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Atlanta, GA

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Denver, CO

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Kearny, NJ

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Memphis, TN

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Minneapolis, MN

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Oklahoma City, OK

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Portland, OR

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Summit, IL

·         Tarco, North Little Rock, AR

Perfect Employee Safety Certificate: Presented to those plants that have a "perfect" ARMA INDEX (i.e., an index of 0.00) for the reporting year and are not President's Award winners.

·         Atlas Roofing Corporation, Daingerfield, TX

·         Atlas Roofing Corporation, Hampton, GA

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Fremont, CA

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Little Rock, AR

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Norwood, MA

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Portland, OR

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Shakopee, MN

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Wilmington, CA

·         GAF, Dallas, TX

·         GAF, Chester, SC

·         GAF, Ennis, TX

·         GAF, Chester, SC

·         GAF, Ennis, TX

·         GAF, Minneapolis, MN

·         GAF, Mobile, AL

·         GAF, Walpole, MA

·         Henry Company, Bartow, FL

·         Henry Company, Garland, TX

·         Henry Company, Houston, TX

·         Henry Company, Huntington Park, CA

·         Henry Company, Indianapolis, IN

·         Henry Company, Ontario, CA

·         Johns Manville, Macon, GA

·         Johns Manville, Oklahoma City, OK

·         Johns Manville, South Gate, CA

·         Malarkey Roofing Products, Portland, OR

·         Malarkey Roofing Products, Oklahoma City, OK

·         Owens Corning, Houston, TX

·         Owens Corning, Jacksonville, FL

·         Owens Corning, Kearny, NJ

·         Owens Corning, Memphis, TN

·         Owens Corning, Savannah, GA

·         Owens Corning, Summit, IL

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Atlanta, GA

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Compton, CA

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Denver, CO

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Houston, TX

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Kearny, NJ

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Memphis, TN

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Minneapolis, MN

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Oklahoma City, OK

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Portland, OR

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Summit, IL

·         Siplast, Arkadelphia, AR

·         TAMKO Building Products, Inwood, WV

·         Tarco, Belton, TX

·         Tarco, North Little Rock, AR

Certificate of Safety Improvement: Presented to those plants who demonstrate an improvement in their ARMA INDEX of at least 25 percent over their previous year's performance.

·         Atlas Roofing Corporation, Daingerfield, TX

·         Atlas Roofing Corporation, Franklin, OH

·         Atlas Roofing Corporation, Hampton, GA

·         CertainTeed Corporation, Norwood, MA

·         Firestone Building Products, Beech Grove, IN

·         GAF, Chester, SC

·         GAF, Dallas, TX

·         GAF, Ennis, TX

·         GAF, Ennis, TX (Shingle)

·         GAF, Mt. Vernon, IN

·         Henry Company, Garland, TX

·         IKO Midwest, Kankakee, IL

·         Johns Manville, Macon, GA

·         Johns Manville, Oklahoma City, OK

·         Malarkey Roofing Products, Portland, OR

·         Malarkey Roofing Products, Oklahoma City, OK

·         Owens Corning, Houston, TX

·         Owens Corning, Jacksonville, FL

·         Owens Corning, Kearny, NJ

·         Owens Corning, Summit, IL

·         Owens Corning (Asphalt), Houston, TX

·         PABCO Roofing Products, Tacoma, WA

·         Polyglass USA, Inc., Fernley, NV

·         Siplast, Arkadelphia, AR

·         TAMKO Building Products, Dallas, TX

·         TAMKO Building Products, Tuscaloosa, AL

·         Tarco, Belton, TX

·         Tarco, Greencastle, PA

The winners of ARMA’s 2014 Safety Contest were first announced at the association’s Board of Directors meeting in May. Data entered into the contest covers the period of January 1 to December 31, 2014.

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About ARMA

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is the North American trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of bituminous-based residential and commercial fiberglass roofing products, roll roofing, built-up (BUR) roofing systems and modified bitumen roofing systems. ARMA will be celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2015. For more information about ARMA and its history, please visit www.asphaltroofing.org