ANN ARBOR, Mich. and SEARCY, Ark., - Con-way Manufacturing, the trailer manufacturing and refurbishing subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been honored with the 2014 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).
The company also was a recipient of the award in 2004 and in 2010 through 2013, making this the fifth straight year, and sixth time overall that Con-way Manufacturing has been accorded this honor from TTMA. The company was recognized for the achievement at the TTMA’s 73rd Annual Convention in Cambridge, Maryland on April 30.
Under the TTMA Plant Safety program, award winners are selected from member companies’ yearlong occupational injury data, recorded in accordance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) requirements. Con-way Manufacturing won in the “C” category of the award, segmented for plants sized 350,000 man-hours and under.
Con-way Manufacturing attributes much of its success to its emphasis on behavior-based safety strategies, which are designed to deeply engage employees in effective safety practice. From strategic planning and companywide, top-to-bottom training to data analysis, problem solving, process maintenance and follow-up audits, each and every employee is involved in a team effort to improve workplace safety.
“Everyone at Con-way understands that a continuously improving safety program is a critical component of our daily business,” said Lynn Reinbolt, president of Con-way Manufacturing. “Receiving this award for the fifth consecutive year speaks to the ongoing, collaborative efforts of our entire team toward the continued growth of the culture of safety we’ve established here.”
This year marks the 44th presentation of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Plant Safety Awards.
TTMA is a member-based organization established to build confidence between manufacturers of truck trailers, cargo tanks and intermodal containers and their suppliers, to bring about a mutual understanding of the problems confronting all manufacturers.