October 19, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – The Archer-Daniels Midland Company’s Cedar Rapids, Iowa facility has been honored by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) for its achievements in workplace safety. The CRA One Million Hour Award was presented following a mid-year review by CRA’s Workplace Safety Awards Program.
“Ensuring safety has always been a top priority of the corn refining industry,” said CRA President & CEO John Bode. “The workers and management of ADM’s Cedar Rapids plant have dedicated themselves to maintaining a safe working environment and an accident-free workplace.”
The One Million Hour Award acknowledges facilities that operate for 1 million consecutive employee hours without an employee lost workday and without a workplace-related fatality of an employee or non-employee during that period.
“I am proud of every colleague at this facility for their role in winning this award,” said plant manager Eric Fasnacht. “We constantly engage our team in the design and implementation of safety programs that go the extra mile. We want to continue to strive for excellence every hour.”
The facility employs nearly 600 people and has been operating in Cedar Rapids for more than 40 years. The company’s corn wet and dry mills produce sweeteners and starches, animal feeds and ethanol.
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.