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NIA Announces the 2016 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award Winners

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Phoenix, Arizona—March 31, 2017—The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2016 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award winners at its 62nd Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 30, 2017.

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 Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors, Distributors/Fabricators, and Metal Building Laminators.

NIA’s Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones said, “NIA applauds our member companies who have just received NIA’s highest honor for safety performance. We are very proud to have 26 Platinum winners this year. NIA’s goal is to help our members take their safety programs to the next level to help ensure a safe workplace for all employees. The high level of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards signifies that these companies are making safety a top priority. 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. The judging panel of expert safety professionals includes Health and Safety Committee leadership and NIA’s General Counsel Gary Auman of Dunlevey, Mahan & Furry. All applicant companies receive an individualized and detailed Safety Training Analysis Results (STAR) Report. The STAR Report includes personalized recommendations based on each applicant’s answers to the application questions.

Manufacturer category winners are:


  • Armacell, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Industrial Insulation Group, Brunswick, GA
  • Johns Manville, Denver, CO
  • Proto Corporation, Clearwater, FL


  • CertainTeed Corporation, Malvern, PA
  • Dyplast Products, LLC, Miami, FL
  • ITW Insulation Systems, Houston, TX
  • Pittsburgh Corning, Pittsburgh, PA

 Contractor category winners are:


  • Apache Industrial Services, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Axion Specialty Contracting, Foxboro, MA
  • Smart Energy Insulation—Michigan Mechanical, Farmington, MI


  • ABMECH, Inc., Homestead, PA
  • ATI, Inc., Grand Junction, CO
  • Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Kennesaw, GA
  • hth Companies, Inc., Union, MO
  • Redi Solutions, Murray, UT


  • Brace Integrated Services, Houston, TX
  • Farwest Insulation Contracting, Anaheim, CA
  • Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc., McKees Rocks, PA
  • Hudson Bay Insulation Company, Seattle, WA
  • Industrial Construction & Engineering Co., Saint Peters, MO


  • Advanced Energy Protection, LLC, Lancaster, PA
  • Advanced Industrial Services, LLC, Toledo, OH
  • Advanced Nuclear, LLC, Lancaster, PA
  • Advanced Specialty Contractors, LLC, Aston, PA
  • APi, Inc., Paul, MN
  • Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, LLC, Hicksville, NY
  • Cornerstone Services Group, LLC, Kansas City, MO
  • Gribbins Insulation Company, Inc., Evansville, IN
  • Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Company, Davenport, IA
  • I-Star Energy Solutions, East Petersburg, PA
  • L & C Insulation, Inc., La Crosse, WI
  • Luse Thermal Technologies, Aurora, IL
  • Performance Contracting, Inc., Lenexa, KS
  • Summit Contracting, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Thermal Solutions—Ohio, Inc., Proctorville, OH
  • Zampell Companies, Newburyport, MA

Distributor/Fabricator category winners are:


  • Shook & Fletcher Insulation Co., Birmingham, AL


  • Extol of Ohio, Inc., Norwalk, OH


  • Bay Insulation Supply, Inc., Green Bay, WI
  • Distribution International, Inc., Houston, TX
  • FBM-SPI, Tustin, CA
  • Pacor, Inc., Bordentown, NJ

Metal Building Laminator category winners are:


  • Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI
  • Distribution International, Dallas, TX


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