BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) – a diversified manufacturer of engineered and applied products – announced today that its Norris Cylinder Company manufacturing plant in Longview, Texas, last month, passed the one millionth-hour mark – more than three years – without having an injury that resulted in a lost work day. This accomplishment represents validation of a program that was started more than three years ago to improve safety awareness in manufacturing operations.
"This milestone is a reflection of the combined efforts of all employees at Norris, working together for a common goal – safety," said Jerry Van Auken, president of Norris Cylinder. "We are all pleased with this achievement and are committed to providing an environment that promotes continuous improvement in all we do."
"This accomplishment is about employees working together as a team, focusing on the importance of safety," said John Wulff, Human Resources manager. "This milestone is indicative of the overall commitment to the success of the company displayed by everyone at Norris."
About Norris Cylinder Co.
In 1981, Norris Industries opened Norris Cylinder Company in Longview, Texas to produce high pressure industrial gas cylinders. Acetylene cylinder massing operations were added to the Longview location in 1993 and a recent 2010 acquisition has added small and intermediate high pressure gas cylinder manufacturing capabilities in Huntsville, Alabama. From its inception, the principle objective of the company has been to manufacture the highest quality cylinders used for the shipping, storing and dispensing of compressed gasses; while exceeding customer expectations of value, service, and safety. Norris Cylinder Company's products are sold in more than 20 countries and their customer service capability is worldwide, providing an immediate response to meeting their diverse international markets. Their products are manufactured in accordance with stringent quality and code requirements worldwide.
Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) provides engineered and applied products for growing markets worldwide. TriMas is organized into six reportable segments: Packaging, Energy, Aerospace & Defense, Engineered Components, Cequent Asia Pacific and Cequent North America. TriMas has approximately 3,900 employees at more than 60 different facilities in 11 countries. For more information, visit www.trimascorp.com.
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