ARCHBOLD — Ninety-two employers in the Black Swamp area have earned recognition from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for reaching a year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day.

The employers received BWC’s 100 Percent Award during the Black Swamp Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony.

“When speaking with employers, I encourage them to elevate safety as a core value within their organization,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh, chief of BWC’s division of safety and hygiene. “That’s just what these employers are doing as participants in BWC’s one-of-a-kind Safety Council Program. As award recipients, they exemplify the positive results that can follow.”

Local employers recognized with the the 100 Percent Award include: A.R.S. Refuse Service Inc., Ackerman Industrial Equipment, Advantage Powder Coating, Airmate Company Inc., Air-Way Manufacturing Co., Altenloh Brick & Co. U.S. Inc., Anderson & Vreeland Midwest Inc., AquaBlok, Archbold Area Local Schools, Archbold Container Corp., Archbold Furniture, Arps Dairy Inc., Automatic Feed Co., BW Supply, Baker-Shindler, Black Swamp Steel Co., Bo-Dec Inc., Borderline Express, Bryan Plastics Processing LLC, Bryan Publishing Co. Inc., Clancy’s Cabinets LLC, Clemens Mobile Welding, Conversion Technologies International Inc., Countertop Shop Ltd., Custom Agri Systems Inc., D&R Demolition Corp., Dalton Corp. Stryker Machining, Defiance College, Defiance Stamping Co., Dyco Manufacturing Inc.

Edgerton Forge Inc., Edon Farmers Co-op, Elgin Service Center — Pioneer LLC; Elwood Staffing, FCHC Medical Care LLC, Four County Career Center, Fulton Industries Inc., G&M Media Packaging Inc., Gendron Inc., Heer Excavating Inc., Interstate Cold Storage Inc., Johns Manville Corporation — Plants 2 and 8; Keller Packaging, Keller Warehousing & Distribution LLC, Lafarge North America, Maumee Valley Bottlers Inc., McDonalds’ Design & Build Inc., Mel Lanzer Co., Metal Management Ohio, Metalink Technologies Inc., Minteq International Inc., N&R&G Recycling Inc., Napoleon Inc., Napoleon Machine.

North Western Electric Cooperative Inc., Northwest State Community College, Northwest Veterinary Hospital Inc., Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission, Northwestern Ohio Foam Packaging, Ohio Gas Co., Oldcastle Precast, Operation One27 LLC, Peltcs Lumber Co. Inc., Potter Inc., Powder Coatings Plus LLC, Quadco Rehabilitation Center, Railtech Boutet, Republic Mills Inc., Richland Co. & Associates Inc., Richmond Machine Co., Riley Tractor Parts Inc., Roberts Manufacturing Co. Inc., Rupp/Rosebrock Inc., S&S Directional Boring, Service Master by McCann, Siebenaler Construction Co., Silgan Containers, Taylor Made Glass Systems — Ohio, The Hubbard Co., Tri-County Block & Brick Inc., Tri-County Roofing Inc., Van Order Pallet Co., village of Archbold, village of Delta, village of Edgerton, village of Hicksville, village of Paulding, village of West Unity, Werlor Inc., Woolace Electric Corp. and Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors.

Recipients of the 100 Percent Award are among 115 local businesses that received awards. The council also honored employers in three other categories:

• Special Award for Safety recognizes employers with at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.

• Group Award for Safety recognizes employers with the lowest incident rate within their business/industry type.

• Achievement Award recognizes employers that reduced incident rates from the previous year by 25 percent or more.

The Black Swamp Safety Council is one of more than 80 across the state that partners with BWC to educate employers.

Visit bwc.ohio.gov to learn more about Ohio’s Safety Council Program.

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