DYERSBURG, Tenn. (March 27, 2008) — Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C.'s Dyersburg, Tenn., plant received Volunteer Protection Program status from the Tennessee Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
TOSHA's VPP status is awarded to companies that have comprehensive safety and health programs with injury rates below the industry's national average.
To qualify, Dyersburg teammates designed and implemented outstanding safety and health processes that exceed TOSHA's strict safety standards.
Dyersburg is the first Firestone Industrial Products facility to achieve VPP status, joining a select club that includes three Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire L.L.C. facilities in Warren County, Tenn., Aiken County, S.C., and Bloomington, Ill., the only three tire plants in the U.S. to achieve this accolade. Other BFS companies that are VPP sites include: Firestone Building Products Company L.L.C. sites in Aurora, Colo., and Kingstree, S.C., and the Firestone Polymers L.L.C. facility in Lake Charles, La.
The Dyersburg facility, which employs 130 teammates, produces metal components and cured rubber products for air springs.