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TAMKO® Receives Roofing Industry Recognition For Safety Achievements In Manufacturing

TAMKO highlights nine new Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) awards in recognition of Manufacturing Day, celebrated on October 2

This Manufacturing Day, TAMKO Building Products LLC celebrates its employees’ outstanding accomplishments in demonstrating a dedication to workplace safety, recently represented by nine prestigious manufacturing safety awards.

ARMA - Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association logoTAMKO facilities across the nation were recognized with Perfect Employee Safety Certificates and Certificates of Safety Improvement by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) during its annual Accident Prevention Contest. This year, TAMKO’s facilities in Ennis, Texas; Green Cove Springs, Florida; and Inwood, West Virginia were all awarded Perfect Employee Safety Certificates for having no lost or restricted days AND no reportable OSHA incidents in the previous year. TAMKO also received Certificates of Safety Improvement for reducing its ARMA Safety Index scores by 25 percent or more over the previous year at six of its locations, including Columbus, Kansas; Frederick, Maryland; Green Cove Springs, Florida; Inwood, West Virginia; Phillipsburg, Kansas; and it’s Rangeline facility in Joplin, Missouri.

TAMKO highlights its 2019 ARMA awards to showcase its commitment to providing safe work environments while supporting the initiative of Manufacturing Day, celebrated this year on October 2 and annually on the first Friday of October, highlighting the importance of the manufacturing sector and the potential of modern manufacturing technology and careers.

“Our employees are the reason we set such a high standard for safety at TAMKO,” said David Humphreys, TAMKO’s Chairman and CEO. “TAMKO makes it a priority to create an environment where even one workplace injury is unacceptable because we want all our employees to go home to their families at the end of the day.”  

TAMKO recognizes a responsibility and commitment to safety in all aspects of its business. Since creating its innovative Zero Incident Safety Culture (ZISC) program in 2005, TAMKO has achieved a 78% overall reduction in OSHA recordable injuries and continues to advance its manufacturing technology to improve workplace safety.

Over the course of its 75-year history of American manufacturing, TAMKO has received multiple safety awards and achievements while providing safe manufacturing careers for thousands of employees across the country. The company’s strong foundation of preserving the health and safety of employees has also helped TAMKO make a smooth transition to implementing new and necessary safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about TAMKO’s history and company culture, visit the TAMKO History page.

About Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers to highlight their work and their workers and to energize a future pipeline of skilled workers. An annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is an occasion during which manufacturers showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. Learn more about Manufacturing Day at https://creatorswanted.org/mfgday/.

About ARMA

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is a trade association representing the majority of North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers, including almost 95 percent of the nation’s bituminous-based roofing products. For more information, visit https://asphaltroofing.org/.

About TAMKO

TAMKO Building Products LLC is a leading independent manufacturer of residential roofing shingles crafted with American pride for more than 75 years. At TAMKO, the popular Heritage® shingle series and Heritage Proline™ shingle series feature the best roofing colors on the market that are backed by a brand name recognized for its rich history, core values of honesty and integrity, quality products and processes, authority with building professionals and support for its community. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at www.tamko.com.