MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
July 28, 2004
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
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Alltrista Zinc Products Earns State Workplace Safety Award

NASHVILLE - Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley recently presented Alltrista Zinc Products of Greeneville the Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health. Neeley presented the award on July 28, 2004, at the 27th annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress and Exposition held at the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville.

"This award represents an enormous accomplishment in workplace safety for Alltrista Zinc," said Neeley. "Employees have shown careful attention to safety and health concerns, as the award requirements are challenging."

The Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health is given to Tennessee employers whose employees work a certain number of hours without having an injury resulting in days away from work. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company. Alltrista Zinc has worked more than one million man hours without a lost-time injury.

Alltrista Zinc in Greeneville is one of the world's largest and most up-to-date zinc production facilities.

NOTE TO PRINT MEDIA: A digital photo of the group accepting his award is available by calling the Department of Labor & Workforce Development Communications Office at (615) 741-2257.

Caption: Rick Mowery and Dan Hammonds of Alltrista Zinc Products accept the Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health from Jim Neeley (right), commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, and John Winkler (left), administrator for the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) division of the department, at the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held in Nashville.

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