NIA Announces 2018 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award Winners

Leslie S. Emery

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June 1, 2019

In this safety-themed issue, we’re highlighting some of NIA’s member companies who have been awarded NIA’s Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award. These companies have gone above and beyond to improve their safety programs, helping to ensure safe working environments and smooth project operations.

NIA’s Safety Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA created the award program more than a decade ago to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments. NIA’s Safety Award program honors 4 levels of excellence: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for Manufacturers (Associates), Contractors, Distributors/Fabricators, and Metal Building Laminators.

NIA's Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones said, “We are pleased to honor our member companies that not only make safety a priority every day, but also seek to make continuous improvements to their safety programs. We are very proud to have 29 Platinum winners and 4 first-time applicants in this year’s competition. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”

Throughout the judging process, applicant companies remain anonymous and winners are evaluated on the basis of their overall safety program, means of communication, and safety policy. All applicant companies receive an individualized and detailed Safety Training Analysis Results (STAR) Report. The STAR Report includes personalized safety improvement recommendations based on each applicant’s answers to the application questions.

Beginning this year and going forward, NIA has streamlined the Safety Award judging process to make the customized STAR Reports available to winners in conjunction with the award announcement. Applications for the 2019 Safety Award are now available on NIA’s website ( and are due on September 3, 2019.

In 2019, NIA honored these companies for their 2018 safety programs.

Manufacturer Category Winners

Knauf Insulation, Inc., Shelbyville, IN
Polyguard Products, Inc., Ennis, TX

Midwest Fasteners, Inc., Miamisburg, OH

Armacell, Chapel Hill, NC
Johns Manville, Denver, CO

CertainTeed Corporation, Malvern, PA
Dyplast Products, LLC, Miami, FL
ITW Insulation Systems, Houston, TX
Owens Corning, Toledo, OH
Proto Corporation, Clearwater, FL

Contractor Category Winners

Performance Firestop, Inc., Green Bay, WI

Apache Industrial Services, Inc., Houston, TX
Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc., McKees Rocks, PA
Smart Energy—Michigan Mechanical Insulation, Farmington Hills, MI
Triangle Enterprises, Inc., Paducah, KY

Advanced Energy Protection, LLC, Greenwood, IN
Advanced Industrial Services, LLC, Toledo, OH
Advanced Nuclear, LLC, Greenwood, IN
Advanced Specialty Contractors, LLC, Aston, PA
APi, Inc., New Brighton, MN
ATI, Inc., Grand Junction, CO
Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, LLC, Hicksville, NY
Cornerstone Services Group, LLC, Kansas City, MO
DKB, Inc., Pasco, WA
Farwest Insulation Contracting, Anaheim, CA
Gagnon, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Gribbins Insulation Company, Inc., Evansville, IN
Hawkeye Insulation Specialists, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA
Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Company, Davenport, IA
I-Star Energy Solutions, Quarryville, PA
Liberty Industrial Group, Phoenix, AZ
Luse Thermal Technologies, Aurora, IL
Performance Contracting, Inc., Lenexa, KS
QCI Thermal Systems, Inc., Iowa City, IA
Thermal Solutions—Ohio, Inc., Proctorville, OH

Distributor/Fabricator Category Winners

Ideal Products of America, LP, Malvern, PA
Shook & Fletcher Insulation Co., Birmingham, AL
Specialty Products & Insulation, Rye, NY

American Mechanical Insulation Sales, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI
Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Extol of Ohio, Inc., Norwalk, OH

Metal Building Laminator Category Winners

Silvercote, LLC, Greenville, SC

Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI

NIA's Safety Excellence Award

For the upcoming awards, NIA is changing the name of their safety award to NIA's Safety Excellence Award. It is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. Applications for Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors, Distributor/Fabricator, and Metal Building Laminators are available and will be accepted through September 3, 2019.

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