Stockton plant wins industry award
May 15, 2017
• Corn Refiners Association cites plant for its safety record
• “Each of the employees … played an integral role in earning this recognition”
The Stockton manufacturing plant of Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) has been given the “Zero Lost Workdays” award that acknowledges facilities with no employee lost workday cases and no workplace fatalities during 2016. The award was given by the Corn Refiners Association, the company says.
“Employee safety is a top priority at Ingredion and one of our core values. Each of the employees at our award-winning facilities played an integral role in earning this recognition,” says Mark Madsen, Ingredion’s vice president of North American manufacturing.
Ingredion’s manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, also received the award.
Two other Ingredion plants -- in Bedford Park, Illinois, and in Indianapolis, Indiana, received the “Incident Rate Excellence Award,” the association’s highest award for safety achievement. It recognizes plants that have achieved a superior level of safety performance, with a total recordable incident rate of 1.0 or less, plus no employee lost workday cases and no workplace fatalities during 2016.
“Too often, safety is reduced to a slogan or a sign hanging in the break room, but at our award-winners safety is part of the culture, as it should be,” says John Bode, president and CEO of Corn Refiners Association.
Ingridion makes value-added ingredients and biomaterial products for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries.