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SFPA announces 2015 Sawmill Safety Awards

 April 26, 2016 - Nine southern pine sawmills – all members of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) – are recent recipients of the 2015 Sawmill Safety Award.

SFPA lumber manufacturer members are considered for the award based on information submitted regarding occupational injuries and illnesses. Safety performance is judged by how each mill’s safety record stacks up against facilities with comparable lumber output throughout the year. Division I includes sawmills that produce 50 million board feet or less; Division II covers facilities that produce 51 to 150 million board feet; and Division III includes mills that produce more than 150 million board feet annually. The nine sawmills being honoured for outstanding safety records during 2015:

Division I           
Ray White Lumber Company – Sparkman, Arkansas
Weyerhaeuser Company – Zwolle, Louisiana

Division II           
Deltic Timber Corporation – Ola, Arkansas                      
Interfor US Inc. – Eatonton, Georgia and Swainsboro, Georgia
Weyerhaeuser Company – Millport, Alabama

Division III          
Weyerhaeuser Company – Idabel, Oklahoma; McComb, Mississippi; Bruce, Mississippi

“All nine mills receiving the award for 2015 recorded perfect safety records, with zero lost-time accidents or injuries,” said SFPA executive director Tami Kessler. “We commend these companies that excel at making safety in the workplace a top priority.”


April 26, 2016
By Southern Forest Products Association

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