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MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
July 28, 2004
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Teksid Aluminum Foundry Earns State Workplace Safety Award

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

"This award represents an enormous accomplishment in workplace safety for Teksid Aluminum," said Neeley. "Employees have shown careful attention to safety and health concerns, as the award requirements are challenging."

The Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health is given to Tennessee employers whose employees work a certain number of hours without having an injury resulting in days away from work. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company. Teksid Aluminum has worked more than one million man hours without a lost-time injury.

Teksid Aluminum Foundry in Dickson, which is the only foundry in the state to have received the award, produces aluminum semi-permanent mold cylinder heads for the automotive industry. The company employs 510.

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: Raco Caldwell (center) of Teksid Aluminum Foundry accepts the Commissioner'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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