NIA Announces the 2017 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award Winners Orlando, Florida—April 20, 2018— The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2017 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award winners at its 63rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, on April 19, 2018. 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 received NIA’s highest honor for safety. We are very proud to have 28 Platinum winners and 6 first-time applicants this year. It is essential for NIA to support the efforts of these outstanding companies, as safety is a cornerstone of our industry. 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 Auman, 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: Bronze: Polyguard Products, Inc., Ennis, TX Gold: Proto Corporation, Clearwater, FL Platinum: Armacell, Chapel Hill, NC CertainTeed Corporation, Malvern, PA Dyplast Products, LLC, Miami, FL ITW Insulation Systems, Houston, TX Owens Corning, Toledo, OH ABOUT NIA NIA is a not-for-profit trade association representing both merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia-based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up to date on the latest industry trends and technologies. For more information, visit www.insulation.org . View NIA's press release here .