Houston, TX June 12, 2014 Mid-West Steel Building Company was recently recognized with an industry Safety Award from the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). Each year MBMA recognizes metal building systems manufacturers who show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety.

The Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 6, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

“A total of 47 plant facilities participated in MBMA’s Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program,” states Charles Praeger, Assistant General Manager of MBMA. “Awards were presented based on our analysis of the submitted data.”

MBMA and its members are committed to the safety of everyone who works in the metal building systems industry. The organization has had a long-standing Safety Committee and Awards Program, which was revamped in 2010 so that it is patterned after OSHA safety rules. “Our members are focused on the safety of their employees,” says Praeger. “And MBMA is very happy to recognize them with these awards.”

From the 47 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, 20 awards were presented – and some were given to multiple locations within the same company. MBMA patterned the awards program to conform to OSHA safety standards. MBMA’s criteria, though, stipulate that winning firms must have work-related accident and illness rates that are significantly below OSHA-reported averages for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332311.

“Mid-West Steel Building Company is dedicated to high safety standards and we are happy to receive recognition from MBMA for our efforts,” said President Ed Kohutek upon receiving the award.

Since its inception in 1970, Mid-West Steel Building Company has been building strong relationships, along with quality steel buildings

Founded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry.  Its membership represents more than $2.2 billion in annual steel shipments and accounts for approximately 49% of the total non-residential low-rise construction market in the United States.  The association provides a wealth of technical information on its website, www.mbma.com, for anyone who works with or is interested in metal building systems, and publishes numerous technical manuals and design guides.