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Great Southern Wood’s Bushnell, Florida plant is owned and operated by Great Southern Wood – Bushnell, Inc. Known best for producing YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine (using a copper based preservative), Great Southern Wood provides a wide variety of pressure treated building products to lumber yards and building supply centers across Florida.
In July of this year, the West Palm Beach facility of the New England Fertilizer Company (NEFCO) earned its first Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. This Award recognizes small business, in this case NEFCO’s West Palm Beach facility, which operates an industry leading injury and illness prevention program. Acceptance into SHARP from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is an achievement of status that singles NEFCO out as a model for worksite safety and health.
In October 2014, LifeSpan Recycling Company, Inc., Tampa, earned its first Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award. LifeSpan provides hardware recycling and disposal, data destruction, hardware resale, and a full range of IT asset disposition services to corporations, OEMs, and municipalities nationwide. The company prides itself in offering corporations and organizations the flexibility of handling large quantities of equipment with a customized program and works exclusively with EPA-registered and regulation-compliant downstream partners to maintain the highest standards of environmental protection, as well as full compliance with local, state, and national regulations.
In January 2015, Allied Scrap Processors, Inc. earned its first SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition) award. The company located in Lakeland, Florida, is a fully integrated scrap metal processing facility recycling everything from aluminum cans to rail road cars. A family owned and operated business; Allied Scrap Processors buys materials from individuals, companies and government agencies and then sells the finished product to mills, smelters, foundries and refiners that manufacture metal products.
Seaonus Stevedoring, located in Jacksonville, recently received a renewal of its SHARP award from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and USF SafetyFlorida. The stevedoring company performs loading and unloading of both temperature-sensitive and ambient cargoes on ocean going vessels providing a complete range of services required for international trade. The company is also experienced in all major sectors of the maritime, transportation, and logistics industries.
Daws Manufacturing of Pensacola was recently awarded a renewal of their SHARP certificate based on their exemplary occupational safety and health performance. Daws has been a SHARP participant continuously since June of 2002. Employing about 85 workers at its Pensacola location, the company has incorporated safety programs, training, self inspections, planning, a safety committee, and a management structure that focuses on inclusion of safety in all aspects of production in the manufacturing of truck accessories.
In May 2015, Cast-Crete Corporation, located in Seffner, were proud recipients of yet another SHARP award. Founded in 1955 with five employees producing a single product line of precast sills, Cast-Crete, Inc. has come a long way.
In May 2015, Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. located in Perry, earned their first SHARP award. The company specializes in the custom-manufacturing of fabric buildings and shelters. Since 1979, Big Top has been a leader in the fabric structure industry, providing companies around the world with durable, reliable, low-maintenance shelter systems to protect their most important assets.
In July and August 2015, the Medley (Miami), Arcadia and Jacksonville plants of Tremron Group, Inc. each earned their first SHARP awards. Tremron is a leading manufacturer and distributor of backyard design and hardscape products including concrete pavers, remodel pavers, retaining walls, fire pits, clay brick pavers and permeable pavers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Tremron Group, Inc. was founded in 1992 and has four hardscape plants in Florida - Jacksonville, Arcadia, Lakeland and Medley (Miami), a fifth plant in Douglasville Georgia. It was following a serious accident at the Jacksonville plant combined with a poor safety record the previous 12 months that the owner, Mr. Hugh Caron dedicated the resources to implement a comprehensive safety corrective action plan. “It was in early 2013, that our insurance broker suggested that we use USF’s consultation program which could potentially lead to the SHARP certification,” says Mr. Luc Girard, safety director for Tremron Group, Inc.