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CNA’s Sponsorship of 2011 FABTECH Expo to Include Infrared Demos, Session on Creating a World-Class Safety Culture


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For more than two decades, CNA has served as the only business insurance carrier endorsed by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Int’l.® (FMA). This year, the global business insurer proudly announces that it will serve as a corporate sponsor of the 2011 FABTECH Expo, November 14-17, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will bring together hundreds of leaders from the manufacturing and metal fabrication industry.

“Through our affiliation with FMA, we’ve learned a lot about metal fabricators, what drives them, and the characteristics they seek in an insurance carrier,” said Janis Allen, National Program Director – Manufacturing segment, CNA. “Using that knowledge, we’ve designed an insurance program that responds to the unique needs of metal fabricators, demonstrating our commitment and expertise in this industry.”

At this year’s FABTECH Expo, CNA will:

  • host in-booth demonstrations on Infrared (IR) Thermography to assist attendees in pinpointing areas of their shops – as well as machinery – which are ripe for electrical accidents. These live IR demos will enable participants to witness how high-tech imaging can locate electrical hot spots not visible to the naked eye; and how this process is an essential part of keeping workers safe and plants running efficiently.
  • present a safety session, Establishing a World-Class Safety Culture, on November 17 at 10:30 a.m.Brian Roberts, National Risk Control director for CNA, and Kelly Langdon, Production Control and Safety manager for Buhler Aeroglide Corporation, will discuss how a focus on employees can help improve safety processes and reduce injury rates; and how a dedicated return-to-work program with an integrated cost containment process can impact a company’s bottom line.
  • illuminate the Chicago skyline, on November 14, by lighting its Home Office windows in support of the event.

To register for the FABTECH Expo, visit or call 866-635-4692. Conferenceattendees are invited to visit with CNA representatives at Booth #2774. To learn more about CNA’s innovative coverage and service offerings available to metal fabricators and manufacturers, please contact Janis Allen at or 804-934-2691; or visit

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation.

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