MEP SAFETY AWARDS
26 June 2012
Manchester, New Jersey; June 26, 2012:
All three Magnesium Elektron Powders (MEP) plants were presented with Safety Awards at the Winter Business Meeting of the Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA), held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in March 2012. MPPA is an industry association consisting of metal powder producers in North America and is part of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) — an organisation dedicated to promoting the powder metallurgy industry and technology. Magnesium Elektron Powders is part of the Magnesium Elektron division of Luxfer Group and is a member of the Metal Powder Producers Association.
MEP New Jersey, MEP Pennsylvania, and MEP Canada were each awarded the “2011 MPPA Safety Award” for “Achieving one year without a Lost Time Accident for 2011”. In addition, Magnesium Elektron Powders Canada was recognised for having received this award from MPPA for five consecutive years.
John McConaghie, VP Operations of Magnesium Elektron Powders proudly stated that: “Safety is the number one priority for all our plants”.
Rick Varga, Corporate Safety & H.R. Coordinator said: “It is an honour to be recognised for our strong safety record — it means a lot to our employees”.
Further demonstrating their commitment to safety, as of April 1, 2012, MEP Canada has operated for nine consecutive years without a Lost Time Accident.