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TMS International Receives 43 Safety Awards from the National Slag Association

10/11/2013 - TMS International Corp., the parent company of Tube City IMS Corp., a leading provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills globally, announced that several of the company's sites received a total of 43 Safety Awards from the National Slag Association (NSA) for 2012, the most of any steel mill services company.
The NSA Safety Awards recognize superior performance as measured against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury rates. The awards were presented to the company during the NSA's fall meeting held in San Diego, Calif.
Since joining the NSA in 2005, Tube City IMS has earned 318 Safety Awards.
"The company is honored to receive these important awards and is proud of the culture of safety that is built into every facet of our organization," said Raymond Kalouche, president and CEO, TMS International. "The company's commitment to the safety of its employees, customers, facilities and communities in which we operate is second to none. The credit for these awards belongs to our employees around the globe who work conscientiously on a daily basis to make safety our top priority.  We continue to have the industry's leading safety record, which sets us apart from our competitors and creates value for our customers.  We strive for continuous improvement and remain focused on our safety program and our number one goal – to have zero incidents. I am proud of everyone and congratulate them on being recognized for their ongoing commitment to safety."
The company's operation in Seguin, Texas, received the award for "2012 Most Improved Job Sites for Safety." U.S. operations that received safety awards for "Job Sites with at Least 200,000 Hours Since Last Recordable Accident" were: Axis, Ala.; River Rouge, Mich.; Middletown, Ohio; Horsham, Pa.; and Beaumont, Texas. Company sites in Mexico receiving the same award were Monclova, Monterrey and Puebla.
U.S. operations receiving safety awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees were: Alabama: Axis, Birmingham, Calvert; Delaware: Claymont; Illinois: Chicago; Indiana: Burns Harbor, East Chicago, Portage; Michigan: Ecorse, Jackson, Monroe, River Rouge; Minnesota: St. Paul; Ohio: Middletown, Mingo Junction; Pennsylvania: Bridgeville, Horsham, Johnstown; South Carolina: Cayce,Darlington; Tennessee: Gallatin, Jackson, Knoxville; Texas: Beaumont, Freeport, Lonestar, Longview, Seguin; Utah: Plymouth; Wisconsin: Saukville.
Company sites in Canada receiving safety awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees were:Hamilton, Ontario; Nanticoke, Ontario; and Regina, Saskatchewan.
Company sites in Mexico receiving safety awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees were: Mexico City, Monclova and Monterrey.

TMS International Corp., through its subsidiaries, including Tube City IMS Corporation, is the largest provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America as measured by revenue and has a substantial and growing international presence.  The company provides mill services at 81 customer sites in 12 countries and operates 36 brokerage offices from which it buys and sells raw materials across five continents.