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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
July 28, 2004
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Nashville Chemical & Equipment Company Earns State Workplace Safety Award

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

"I'm pleased to announce that this is the second consecutive year Nashville Chemical has won the Governor's Award," said Neeley. "Clearly, workplace safety is a high priority with Nashville Chemical. Continuing their superb safety record is high commendation for the company's employees."

The Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health is given to Tennessee employers who meet the 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 his normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

Nashville Chemical & Equipment Company, which received the Commissioner's Award for Workplace Safety and Health in 2003, has worked since before January 1, 2003, without a lost-time or restricted duty case.
Nashville Chemical & Equipment Company manufactures water treatment chemicals, employing 25.

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: Michael Samms and Chris Bunch of Nashville Chemical & Equipment Company accept the Governor'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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