WASHINGTON—Six tire manufacturers have won a total of 20 awards for 2017 from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association in its Safety and Health Improvement Program.
Created in 1981, SHIP is an annual honors program recognizing the efforts of tire manufacturers in advancing worker health and safety.
The USTMA handed out four SHIP Leadership Awards, five Excellence Awards and 11 Improvement Awards for 2017, the association announced April 4.
The 2017 SHIP Awards are as follows:
- Leadership Awards: Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Michelin North America Inc., Sumitomo Rubber Industries.
- Excellence Awards: Bridgestone Americas, Oxford, N.C.; Michelin North America, Dothan, Ala.; Lexington, S.C.; Greenville, S.C.; and Asheboro, N.C. (Oliver).
- Improvement Awards: Bridgestone Americas, Bloomington, Ill., LaVergne, Tenn., Wilson, N.C., Abilene, Texas, and Griffin, Ga.; Michelin North America, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Ardmore, Okla., and Greenville, S.C.; Pirelli Tire North America, Rome, Ga.; Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Tonawanda, N.Y.; and Toyo Tire Holdings of America Inc., White, Ga.
Forty-seven plants from USTMA member companies supplied data for the SHIP Awards in 2017, encompassing tire manufacturing, tread rubber manufacturing, aircraft tire manufacturing and inner tube manufacturing, the USTMA said.