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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JUNE 9, 2005
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FRITO-LAY DISTRIBUTION CENTER RECEIVES VOLUNTEER STAR AWARD
FRITO-LAY DISTRIBUTION CENTER WORKED NEARLY SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT INJURY

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Frito-Lay’s Distribution Center in Chattanooga, 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.

John Winkler, administrator of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA), today presented the STAR award to Frito-Lay at the Chattanooga Distribution Center, 6181 Enterprise Drive. The Chattanooga Distribution Center, one of 189 centers in North America, is primarily involved in the warehousing and distribution of Frito-Lay products. The center has not experienced a recordable accident or injury in nearly seven years of operation.

For more information on the Volunteer STAR award program, contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.

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