The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recognized TAMKO Building Products for its commitment to workplace safety with 13 awards for the roofing shingles manufacturer’s achievements in 2022. 

Among the accolades, TAMKO received ARMA’s “Perfect Employee Safety Certificate,” presented to six different TAMKO facilities, and the “Award of Excellence,” awarded to TAMKO’s Inwood, W.Va., facility for achieving a perfect safety score for three consecutive years.

TAMKO - ARMA LOGO.png“Safety is a top priority and essential to all we do at TAMKO,” said David Humphreys, TAMKO’s chairman, president and CEO. “TAMKO’s safety message to all employees is simple: If it’s not safe, don’t do it; I’m proud of our employees’ continued efforts to put that message into practice every day.”

The company stated in a news release that TAMKO recognizes "...a responsibility and commitment to safety in all aspects of its business." Since creating its Zero Incident Safety Culture program in 2005, TAMKO says it has achieved an 84% overall reduction in OSHA-recordable injuries. 

The ARMA Perfect Employee Safety Certificate is earned based on a location achieving a safety record of no lost or restricted days and no recordable OSHA incidents in 2022. The six TAMKO manufacturing facilities earning this award include a coatings plant in Green Cove Springs, Fla.; its aforementioned asphalt processing plant in Inwood; felt mills in Columbus, Kansas and Ennis, Texas and; asphalt shingle facilities in Phillipsburg, Kansas and Dallas, Texas. 

TAMKO’s Inwood facility has achieved the Perfect Employee Safety Certificate for nine consecutive years, earning the plant the Award of Excellence. TAMKO’s Inwood Facility Manager, Julie Weissenberger, said her team’s success with safety is all about teamwork. 

“Through unwavering teamwork and collective commitment, we have cultivated a culture of safety that propelled us to this prestigious award,” Weissenberger said. “[It is] a testament to the dedication and collaboration of every individual in our plant.”

ARMA also awarded the 2022 Certificate of Safety Improvement to six TAMKO facilities for reducing their ARMA Safety Index score by 25 percent or more at each facility over the previous year. The company has received more than 100 ARMA safety awards for various manufacturing facilities since 2007.   

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