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PPC Honors Member Safety Records with Safety Boxscore Awards

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

SPRINGFIELD, MA—One of the highlights at the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, April 3-5, 2013 in Nashville, TN, was the presentation of the Safety Boxscore awards, which are based on the cumulative number of hours a PPC member company worked in 2012 without an OSHA-recordable injury.

Last year, 27 companies representing 69 facilities qualified for awards for 125,000, 250,000, 500,000, 750,000, and 1 million hours worked with no recordable injuries. Twelve-month awards were also presented for working an entire calendar year without injury.

The top prize, the Chairman’s Safety Award—given for finishing the year with the most hours worked without an OSHA recordable injury—was presented to Amcor Tobacco Packaging for working 1,134,798 hours to date without injury.

 “Creating a workplace free from injuries is an imperative for our members. Ensuring that employees go home in the same or better shape than when they arrived is a goal that can be achieved,” said Stephen Scherger, PPC Chairman and Senior Vice President of Graphic Packaging International. 

The PPC member companies that qualified for awards include:

Advance Paper Box

Amcor Tobacco Packaging


American Carton Company

Bert-Co Industries

Boehmer Box

CardPak, Incorporated

Cascades Boxboard Group               

Climax Manufacturing Company                                                      

Diamond Packaging                                                              

Graphic Packaging International       

F.M. Howell & Company                  

Imperial Packaging                            

Innomark Packaging Solutions                                              

MeadWestvaco Corporation                         

Menasha Packaging

Neff Packaging Solutions

PaperWorks Industries                                                                    

Rose City Printing & Packaging   

Royal Paper Box

Southern Champion Tray                                                                           

The Standard Group                                                                                  

Tap Packaging Solutions

Taylor Box Co.

Thoro Packaging                                                                                         


Warneke Paper Box Company                                   

Winston Packaging                      

Zumbiel Packaging

“Safety is of utmost importance in the packaging industry and it is a testament to our members that such a large group can claim this achievement year after year,” said Brian Chaisson, PPC Director of Industry Benchmarking.

“The companies that received safety awards are outstanding examples of what can be achieved when leaders and team members work together to create a safety focused culture, certainly a great message from the paperboard packaging industry,” said Scherger.


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