GSM South Bend Facility Receives 2018 FMA/CNA Safety Award

GENERAL STAMPING & METALWORKS OF SOUTH BEND, IN RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD OF MERIT FROM FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

ELGIN, Ill., April 23, 2018, South Bend, Ind., May 1, 2018 – General Stamping and Metalworks of South Bend, Ind. was recently chosen to receive a 2018 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.

Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, the Awards are designed to promote safety in the industry; and winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. The Safety Award of Merit is presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for calendar year 2017 that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10 percent or greater, based on their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

“On behalf of the FMA, I congratulate General Stamping and Metalworks on winning a Safety Award of Merit,” said Edward Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. “They are a great example of a company that has made safety a priority for its employees. I hope other manufacturers will follow their lead. FMA, along with CNA, are proud to recognize all our safety award winners.”

To be eligible to receive recognition, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. Firms of all sizes were eligible. Winners were selected based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.

The awards were presented at the FMA Safety Conference on April 18, 2018.

About FMA 

Based in Elgin Ill., FMA is a professional organization with over 2,500 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry.  Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. FMA also has a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating. Visit www.fmanet.org for more information.

About General Stamping & Metalworks

In its 96th year of continuous operation in South Bend, IN, the company is a leading provider of manufacturing solutions to leading OEM’s worldwide, offering prototype-through-production solutions incorporating a wide range of metal fabricating processes. Visit www.gsmwinc.com for more information.

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