Plant becomes the sixth American foundry to earn the Star certification
Mueller Water Products Inc. announced that its Mueller Co. Albertville, Ala., plant has earned the "Star" certification from the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Star is the highest level of recognition offered through OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program.
The Albertville facility becomes only the sixth foundry in the United States—and the only one in Alabama and the Southeast—to earn the Star designation. Mueller Co. employees and families celebrated this achievement on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at a company picnic when the company unveiled the OSHA Star flag.
In a congratulatory letter to plant manager Randy Epperson, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, wrote, "Mueller Co.'s fire hydrants protect our families, homes and businesses. Because of your dedication to quality and service, Albertville, Ala., has earned the coveted title of Fire Hydrant Capital of the World. I am delighted that you are being recognized for producing these indispensable products safely and for protecting the health and safety of your employees."
"A safe workplace is foundational to the success of our entire organization," said Gregory S. Rogowski, president of Mueller Co. "We are extraordinarily proud of our entire 850-person team in Albertville which has embraced our Core Value of fostering a safe and environmentally friendly environment. Their professionalism and commitment to safety has made this achievement possible."