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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JULY 25, 2007
(615) 741-2257
 

 

PERFORMANCE PIPE RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
COMPANY RECEIVES AWARD FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Performance Pipe in Knoxville was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The award was given today at the 30th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

The Governor’s Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours during a calendar year without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

“Performance Pipe shows a continued dedication to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, as this year makes the fourth consecutive year the company has earned this award,” said James Neeley, commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Performance Pipe employs 77 people in Knoxville. The facility qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 650,000 man hours without either a lost time or restricted duty incident, going back to 2003. Performance Pipe also received the Governor’s Award in 2004, 2005, and 2006, and in addition, the company is one of the state’s Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) sites, which is the highest honor for workplace safety and health.

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Safety Awards Program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety. The program recognizes manufacturing and construction firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain a safe and healthful workplace.

To obtain an application or additional information on the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) Safety Awards Program, contact the safety grant manager in Nashville at (800) 325-9901 or (615) 741-5281.



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