The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) has awarded US-based OEM, Wabash National, a 2018 Plant Safety Award for its operation in Mexico, which manufactures Brenner and Bulk brand road tankers as well as stainless steel silos for Walker Engineered Products.
“We’re thrilled to be recognised by TTMA once again for exemplary safety performance,” said Wabash Vice President and General Manager, Dave Hill.
“Safety is our number one value and priority at Wabash National, and this recognition is a testament to the operational excellence our employees deliver every day.
“I congratulate our entire team for a job well done,” he said.
This is the 12th year that Wabash has received a plant award from TTMA.
The award was presented to Wabash President and CEO, Brent Yeagy, on 27 April at TTMA’s 77th Annual Convention.
Award determinations are based on direct comparison of injury data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Annual Summary Form 300A, the same data used by the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Awards are given to tank and trailer manufacturers based on the number of man-hours worked. The company’s operation in San José Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico, won in Category B for plants that reported between 300,000 and 750,000 man-hours.
TTMA is a member-based organisation established to build confidence between manufacturers of truck trailers, cargo tanks, intermodal containers and their suppliers to bring about a mutual understanding of the problems confronting all manufacturers.
Last year, Global Trailer spoke with Yeagy as part of a world-exclusive double interview with outgoing CEO, Dick Giromini.
(Image: Wabash President and CEO, Brent Yeagy (left), accepts a 2018 plant safety award from TTMA on 27 April 2019.)