Tube City IMS Receives 58 Safety Awards From National Slag Association

Tube City IMS Corp., a provider of products and services to steel mills and foundries globally, announced that several of the company's sites received a total of 58 safety awards from the National Slag Association for 2009.

In addition, three Tube City IMS employees each received NSA Best Practices Awards and one employee was the winner of the NSA safety slogan contest.

The NSA Safety awards recognize superior performance as measured against Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable injury rates. The awards were presented to the Company during the NSA's fall meeting held in Florida September 22-24, 2010.

Since joining the NSA in 2005, Tube City IMS has earned more than 175 safety awards.

"Tube City IMS is honored to receive these prestigious awards," said Raymond Kalouche, chief operating officer for Tube City IMS. "The company has no greater priority than the safety and security of its employees, customers, facilities, and the communities in which we operate. Our goal remains to have zero incidents, and we continue to work diligently to that end. These awards are well deserved recognition of the safety first culture throughout our company. I am extremely proud of all our colleagues and congratulate them for being recognized for their dedication and commitment to safety."

The company's operation in Claymont, Del., received three awards: "2009 Most Improved Job Sites for Safety;" and two awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees.

The operation in Gary, Ind., also received three safety awards: one for "Job Sites with at Least 200,000 Hours since the Last Recordable Accident;" and two for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees.

Operations in Middletown, Ohio; Belle Vernon, Pa; Beaumont, Texas; Puebla, Mexico; and Port of Spain, Trinidad, each received two safety awards: one for "Job Sites with at Least 200,000 Hours since the Last Recordable Accident;" and another for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees.

Company sites in Canada receiving safety awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees were: Selkirk, Manitoba; L'Original, Ontario; Hamilton, Ontario; Nanticoke, Ontario; and Regina, Saskatchewan.

Company operations in the U.S. receiving safety awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees were:

Birmingham, Ala.; Fairfield, Ala.; Ft. Smith, Ariz.; Mesa, Ariz.; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Bartonville, Ill.; Granite City, Ill.; Kankakee, Ill.; Burns Harbor, Ind.; East Chicago, Ind.; Portage, Ind.; Rush, Ky.; Ecorse, Mich.,; Jackson, Mich.; Monroe, Mich.; St. Paul, Minn.; Jackson, Miss.; Norfolk, Neb.; Sayreville, N.J.; Auburn, N.Y.; Mansfield, Ohio; Mingo Junction, Ohio; Youngstown, Ohio; Sand Springs, Okla.; Belle Vernon, Pa.; Bridgeville, Pa.; Park Hill, Pa.; Reading, Pa.; Cayce, S.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Beaumont, Texas; Freeport, Texas; Lone Star, Texas;  Seguin, Texas; Plymouth, Utah; Saukville, Wis.

In addition, Tube City IMS employees Hank Hurt, Mechanic at the Claymont, Del., operation; Bob Rouire, superintendent at the Axis, Ala., site; and Kevin Shire, superintendent at the Tuscaloosa, Ala., operation, each won an NSA Best Practices Award in Innovation.

Finally, Matthew Lindemulder, operations supervisor at the Portage, Ind., operation was one of two winners for the NSA's 2011 safety slogan. His slogan, "Safety Rules Are Your Best Tools!" will be printed on 2,600 stickers that will be distributed to NSA member companies.

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