FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JUNE 21, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
(615) 308-3705 (C)


ITW DYNATEC RECEIVES VOLUNTEER STAR AWARD
TOTAL CASE INCIDENT RATE IS 62 PERCENT BELOW THE AVERAGE

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that ITW Dynatec in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.

The Volunteer STAR award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program. The main object for participation in the STAR program is the improvement of a company’s safety and health program, which helps reduce accidents and injuries. The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of three years.

A certificate of recognition is awarded to the STAR recipient, as is a flag that can be flown at the site. The company is also permitted to use the Volunteer STAR logo on its correspondence and company documents.

Commissioner Neeley today presented the STAR award to ITW Dynatec at the facility located on Volunteer Drive. ITW Dynatec designs, manufactures, and sells a full range of cold and hot-melt adhesive application equipment for nonwovens, converting, product assembly, and packaging industries worldwide. The company’s Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) is 62 percent below the average for companies engaged in this type of operation.

For more information on the Volunteer STAR award program, contact Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.

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