TMS Wins 43 Safety Awards for 2012

Steel mill services company has received more than 300 awards since joining the National Slag Association.

October 14, 2013
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TMS International Corp., Glassport, Pa., the parent company of Tube City IMS Corp., has announced that several of its sites have been recognized with safety awards from the National Slag Association (NSA). The company received a total of 43 Safety Awards from the NSA for 2012, the most of any steel mill services company. The awards were presented during the association’s fall meeting in San Diego.

The NSA Safety Awards recognize superior performance as measured against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury rates. Since joining the NSA in 2005, Tube City IMS has earned 318 Safety Awards.

“The company is honored to receive these important awards and is proud of the culture of safety that is built into every facet of our organization,” says Raymond Kalouche, president and CEO, TMS International. “I am proud of everyone and congratulate them on being recognized for their ongoing commitment to safety.”

The company’s operation in Seguin, Texas, received the award for “2012 Most Improved Job Sites for Safety.”

Under the category of “Job sites with at least 200,000 hours since the last recordable accident,” the following sites were recognized: Axis, Ala.; River Rouge, Mich.; Middletown, Ohio; Horsham, Pa.; and Beaumont, Texas. Company sites in Mexico that received the same award were Monclova, Monterrey and Puebla.

Two U.S. operations that received safety awards for “Lowest Incident Rate” for employees were Alabama locations in Axis, Birmingham and Calvert; Claymont, Del.; Chicago; Burns Harbor, East Chicago and Portage, Ind.; Ecorse, Jackson, Monroe and River Rouge, Mich.; St. Paul, Minn.; Middletown and Mingo Junction, Ohio; Bridgeville, Horsham and Johnstown, Pa.; Cayce and Darlington, S.C.; Gallatin, Jackson and Knoxville, Tenn.; Beaumont, Freeport, Lone star, Longview and Seguin, Texas; Plymouth, Utah; and Saukville, Wis.

Company sites in Canada that received safety awards for “Lowest Incident Rate” for employees were: Hamilton and Nanticoke, Ontario.; and Regina, Saskatchewan. Company sites in Mexico that were honored with safety awards for “Lowest Incident Rate” for employees were: Mexico City, Monclova and Monterrey.

TMS International provides mill services at 81 customer sites in 12 countries and operates 36 brokerage offices from which it buys and sells raw material s across five continents.