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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
February 19, 2004
(615) 741-2257 (OFFICE)
 
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LINCOLN COUNTY'S FRITO-LAY INC. RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD
Second Workplace Safety Award for Fayetteville in Three Years

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's TOSHA Administrator John Winkler, on behalf of Commissioner James Neeley awarded Frito-Lay, Inc. in Fayetteville, the Volunteer STAR Award. The ceremony took place at the manufacturing facility at 101 Industrial Boulevard in Fayetteville. The VOLUNTEER Safety through Accountability and Recognition (STAR) Award is the state's highest honor for workplace safety and health and is a nationally recognized program. Frito-Lay, Inc. in Fayetteville first received the Volunteer STAR certification in June 2000. The Frito-Lay site in Pulaski achieved STAR recognition in June 2003.

TOSHA Administrator John Winkler said, "The commitment of both the management team and the employees at Frito-Lay is tremendous. They show a strong dedication to training and knowledge of safety and health topics. It is a great honor to award the Frito-Lay Fayetteville site their second Volunteer STAR."

Frito-Lay employs approximately 500 workers in Fayetteville. This site manufactures Lay's and Ruffles brand potato chips, Fritos and Doritos brand corn chips and Munchos and Cheetos baked products.

"The strength of this site's safety record lies in the extraordinary level of employee involvement. We have empowered the employees to truly take ownership of our safety program. Our employees are regularly trained and updated on safety and health procedures. We are proud to receive this honor from the state and will work hard to continue our high standards for safety and health," said Frito-Lay Health and Safety Manager Jim Dorris.

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