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CNA and FMA Announce 2012 Safety Award Winners; Introduces Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Recently, CNA joined the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) to recognize metal fabrication companies that demonstrate safety excellence. During this year’s FMA Safety Conference, CNA and FMA presented 30 safety awards and introduced the Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence, which recognizes one company that demonstrates an excellent safety record and an established safety culture in the workplace.

Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA) company members, the FMA/CNA Safety Awards include the:

  • Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence – presented to ADM-Mechanical of Decatur, IL.
  • Safety Award of Honor, given to organizations that record no injuries or illnesses during the preceding 12 months – presented to ADM-Mechanical; Big J Enterprises of Albuquerque, NM; JMC Steel Group of Blytheville, AR; JMC Steel Group of Sharon, PA; Main Steel Polishing Co., Inc. of Tinton Falls, NJ; Main Steel Polishing Co., Inc. of Commerce, CA; Main Steel Polishing Co., Inc. of Schiller Park, IL; Nisshin Automotive Tubing, LLC of Versailles, KY; Material Fabricators, Inc. of Buellton, CA; Nova Group, Inc. of Napa, CA; Olympic Steel (5096 Richmond Road) of Bedford Heights, OH; Olympic Steel of Mt. Sterling, KY; Olympic Steel of Dover, OH; and Welfab, Inc. of North Billerica, MA.
  • Safety Award of Merit, given to companies that obtain an injury/illness incident rate that is 10% or lower than the rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – presented to AK Tube, LLC of Columbus, IN; AK Tube, LLC of Walbridge, OH; Anderson & Dahlen, Inc. of Ramsey, MN; JMC Steel Group Chicago – Pipe; JMC Steel Group Chicago - Structural; JMC Steel Group of Harrow, ON; JMC Steel Group of Plymouth, MI; BTD Manufacturing of Detroit Lakes, MN; Genzink Steel of Holland MI; GH Metal Solutions of Fort Payne, AL; J.L. Clark of Rockford, IL; McAlpin Industries of Rochester, NY; Olympic Steel (5080 Richmond Road) of Bedford Heights, OH; Olympic Steel of Milford, CT; Olympic Steel of Schaumburg, IL; and Tampa Tank, Inc – Florida Structural Steel of Tampa, FL.
  • 2012 Most Improved Safety Record Award, given to the company posting an injury and illness incident rate equal to or better than the published BLS rate and having the greatest improvement percentage over the prior reporting year – presented to JMC Steel Group of Plymouth, MI.

The Annual Safety Conference was developed by the FMA Safety Council, which includes representatives from CNA. FMA has endorsed CNA’s insurance program for metal fabricators and manufacturers for more than 20 years. For additional information, please contact Franklin Maccotan, National FMA Program Director, CNA, at 206-587-7149.

Based in Rockford, IL, FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2,500 members working together to improve the metal processing, fabricating and forming industry. Visit FMA at

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