BTD Receives Safety Awards

BTD Detroit Lakes
BTD Manufacturing has received a Safety Award of Honor from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) at our Tooling facility in Lakeville, Minnesota. FMA also awarded BTD’s Detroit Lakes, Lakeville and Dawsonville locations with Safety Awards of Merit. The FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards, which are open to all FMA company members, recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.

“Whether it’s fabrication, tooling or our office staff, safety is the backbone of our company,” said Paul Gintner, BTD president. “Without it, we’re not able to do what we do every day.”

CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, sponsored the awards, which are designed to promote safety in the industry. The FMA Safety Council selects winners for its Safety Award of Honor based on a perfect safety record of no recordable injuries or illness during the reporting period.

The Safety Award of Merit is given to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for the reporting period that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10 percent or greater, based on their NAICS code.

“We’re proud of the consistency and dedication our staff has in maintaining BTD as one of the safest companies in our industry,” said Nick Read, BTD safety coordinator.

This is the 11th consecutive year FMA has awarded BTD for its safety accomplishments. FMA has also selected BTD as a host for its safety conference on April 26 and 27 in Lakeville, Minnesota. During the conference, the company is sharing its safety journey with attendees and offering a tour of its local plant.