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GEAPS Presents Safety Awards at Exchange 2014

Date Posted: March 3, 2014

Of the 598 facilities at 60 companies who enrolled in GEAPS’ 2013 Safety Awards program, 459 facilities at 32 companies were successful in completing the year without any lost-time work-related injury or illness.

These companies were recognized at Exchange 2014 in Omaha, Neb.

Mathew Kerrigan, GEAPS' first vice president, presided over the Safety Awards.

“Anyone in our industry will tell you a facility is only as strong the people who run it.

"GEAPS is pleased to recognize the efforts of those employees and employers who go the distance to help their facilities operate without a lost-time injury or illness,” Kerrigan said.

Top Facilities: Consecutive Hours

Fifth place

Bunge North America Delphos facility, Delphos, Ohio, with 1,052,608 hours

Fourth place

Cargill AgHorizons Tuscola Group facility, Tuscola, Ill., with 1,156,432 hours

Third place

Bunge Canada Harrowby facility, Russell, Manitoba, with 1,216,991 hours

Second Place

Cargill Grain & Oilseed Houston Export Elevator, Houston, Texas, with 1,238,616 hours

First Place

Farmers Grain Terminal Greenville facility, Greenville, MS, with 1,380,087

Top Facilities: Cumulative Years

Recognizes facilities that have gone two decades or more, which is more than 7,300 consecutive days without any lost time injuries or illnesses.

Tie for fifth place, with 25 years each, are:

• Bunge North America facility, Newport, Ark.

• Cargill Grain & Oilseeds Albany Hudson River Terminal, Albany, N.Y.

• The Scoular Company Sidney facility, Sydney, Neb.

Tie for fourth place, with 27 years each, two Bunge North America facilities

• Huffman, Ark.

•LaGrange, Mo.

Third place with 28 years, Cargill AgHorizons’ facility in Tipton, Ind.

Second place, with 31 years, Bunge North America Fountain Bluff facility in Grand Tower, Ill.

First place, with 35 consecutive years, Bunge North America DeSoto Landing facility, Arkansas City, Ark.

Complete list of 2013 Safety Award Recipients

• Agrex Inc., (2 facilities)

• Alabama Farmers Cooperative (1)

• Arizona Grain Inc (3)

• Bunge - SCF Grain LLC (2)

• Bunge Canada (6)

• Bunge Grain of Canada Inc (5)

• Bunge North America (66)

• Cargill AgHorizons (96)

• Cargill Grain & Oilseeds (4)

• Cargill Ltd (54)

• CHS Inc (1)

• Control Stuff Inc (1)

• Farmers Grain Terminal (9)

• Gavilon Grain LLC (70)

• Lansing Trade Group (10)

• Latty Grain Ltd (1)

• Louis Dreyfus Commodities (2)

• McCormick Construction Inc (1)

• Mennel Milling Company (2)

• MillerCoors LLC (6)

• Molinos Bunge SA de CV (1)

• Perdue AgriBusiness (16)

• Perdue Grain & Oilseed (11)

• PMI Iowa LLC (1)

• Riceland Foods Inc (26)

• Silotrans S.R.L. (1)

• Structural Restoration, Inc (1)

• The Scoular Co (34 companies)

• The DeLong Company Inc (11)

• West Central (16)

• WindRiver Grain LLC (1)

• Zen-Noh Grain Corp (1)

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