DALTON, GA – MFG Chemical has received three Awards of Excellence for workplace safety at each of its three Dalton, Georgia, area plants. Georgia’s Department of Labor sponsors the award program.

In order to qualify for this award, a location or facility must have achieved at least 250 workdays during the previous calendar year with no days away from work due to workplace injuries or illnesses.

According to MFG Chemical CEO Keith Arnold, “Over the past five years, MFG has worked diligently to improve performance in workplace safety. Company-wide, MFG Chemical has not experienced a single lost time incident during the past five years and significantly outperforms the industry average for injury frequency and severity. MFG has invested heavily in personnel, systems and capital improvements to achieve and maintain a high level of performance. Most importantly, we know that our employees are going home safely to enjoy the other aspects of their lives that bring them fulfillment.”

MFG Chemical Director of EHS&S Joe Welch added, “This level of performance does not come easy. It starts with ownership and leadership commitment to continuous improvement in EHS&S. All departments and levels of the organization must work hard to identify risk and find ways to mitigate it. MFG has a culture of learning and sharing knowledge. Best practices are sought out and maintained.”

An official statement from Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler declared, “The Georgia Department of Labor sponsors the annual awards program to promote safe, healthy work environments in Georgia, and recognize and honor the employers and employees who make them a reality.”

MFG Chemical LLC is a specialty and custom chemical manufacturer for a variety of global markets, including paints and coatings. The company is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, and operates four manufacturing facilities in Northwest Georgia and Pasadena, Texas.