Glen Ellyn, Ill. — The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) announced the winners of its Processor Safety Recognition Awards based on 2018 data:
- E-Z Weld Group, LLC
For over 50 Years, E-Z Weld, Inc. has been formulating and manufacturing an ever-expanding line of quality industrial joining materials and chemicals. E-Z Weld products have been proudly made in its Riviera Beach, FL facility since 1972.
- Viega, LLC
Headquartered in Broomfield, CO, Viega, LLC has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and is among the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology. For more than 115 years, quality has been the driving force behind everything they do.
- Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company
Charlotte Pipe has been a trusted manufacturer of plumbing systems since 1901. Charlotte Pipe is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with seven plant locations across the United States, and is distributed around the world.
The award is based on OSHA lost work data. It was established to elevate the importance of safety in all aspects of our industry and to highlight PPFA member efforts to achieve safety excellence. The award process includes three awards based on the total man-hours for which a processor reports.
Participation underscores for member companies the importance of safety to their own human resource goals. It also provides a body of data that, when coupled with PPFA’s Annual Safety Summit, can be used as a platform to help identify best safety practices in plastic pipe and fittings manufacturing. This exchange of ideas leads to exemplary safety experiences and provides benefits to the entire industry.
PPFA is a North American trade association comprised of member companies that manufacture plastic piping, fittings and solvent cements for plumbing and related applications, or supply raw materials, ingredients or machinery for the manufacturing process.