EnTrans International recently received Plant Safety Awards from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) for four of its trailer manufacturing facilities, making it the only multi-category winner in the industry.
The awards were presented to Todd Finney, senior vice president for EnTrans International, at TTMA’s 76th annual convention in Santa Ana Pueblo NM.
“We are gratified to have received a record four TTMA Plant Safety Awards for our EnTrans brands,” said Doug Chapple, CEO of EnTrans International.
“Safety is our No. 1 priority at EnTrans. We remain committed to building manufacturing facilities and implementing processes that promote the greatest levels of safety for our valued employees.”
The TTMA awards are given annually based on plant safety data from TTMA member companies that provide their annual OSHA 300A Summary Form. It is the same data used by the National Safety Council and Bureau of Labor Statistics. The awards are given in two categories: Tank and General Trailer Manufacturers. Each category is divided into three classes determined by plant size.
EnTrans International’s largest tank trailer plant, Juarez Trailer Operations in Juarez, Mexico, earned its first TTMA Plant Safety Award in Category A, which is awarded to plants with more than 750,000 man-hours per year. Heil Trailer, Polar Tank Trailer and Jarco products are manufactured at the Juarez facility. That includes every product segment from dry bulk to stainless.
The state-of-the-art Juarez facility opened in 2014. It spans more than 350,000 square feet, holds ASME U and National Board R certificates and boasts the latest fabrication and manufacturing equipment available, the company said, making it one of the most advanced facilities in the world.
Minnesota Trailer Operations in Holdingford MN also won its first TTMA award. It was recognized in Category B for plants with 300,000 to 750,000 man-hours per year. Polar Tank Trailer and Heil Trailer stainless and aluminum products are manufactured at the Minnesota facility.
TTMA recognized Kalyn Siebert’s manufacturing facility in Gatesville TX for being the Most Improved in the Truck Trailer Division for 2017. The ISO-certified Gatesville facility spans 260,000 square feet across 31 acres and has an annual capacity of more than 1,000 units.
Jarco received the TTMA Plant Safety Award for the Most Improved in the Tank Trailer Division for 2017. The 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Salem manufacturing facility was opened in 2015. Barrels used in the production of Jarco tank trucks are sourced through EnTrans International’s Juarez plant.