Wabash National Corporation earns two TTMA plant safety awards

April 13, 2016

Wabash National Corporation announced it has been honored with 2015 Plant Safety Awards from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) for tank trailer manufacturing operations in Wisconsin and Oregon.

Wabash National’s operation in New Lisbon WI, which manufactures Walker brand tank trailers, received the 2015 Plant Safety Award for tank manufacturing. Awards are given to tank and trailer manufacturers based on the number of man-hours worked. The company’s New Lisbon Operations won in Category B, for plants that reported between 300,000 and 750,000 man-hours.

In addition, the company’s operation in Portland OR, which manufactures Beall brand tank trailers, was selected for the Most Improved Tank Plant Award.

“Being recognized by TTMA for exemplary safety performance is a testament to the operational excellence our associates deliver every day,” said Dave Hodorff, vice president of operations, Tank Trailer business. “This achievement is the result of our entire company’s commitment to safety for all of our associates, which has now been awarded to our tank trailer business for the 10th year. We congratulate our entire team for a job well done.”

Award determinations are based on direct comparison of injury data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Annual Summary Form 300A, the same data used by the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The awards were presented to Mark Weber, group president, Diversified Products, on April 7 during TTMA’s 74th Annual Convention in La Quinta CA.

This year marks the 45th presentation of TTMA’s Plant Safety Awards. TTMA is a member-based organization established to build confidence between manufacturers of truck trailers, cargo tanks, intermodal containers and their suppliers to bring about a mutual understanding of the problems confronting all manufacturers.