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Firestone Industrial Products plant receives fourth Kentucky Governor’s Award for Safety and Health


INDIANAPOLIS (USA) (May 22, 2017)—​The Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP) plant in Williamsburg, Ky.,has received its fourth Kentucky Governor’s Safety and Health award for its commitment to workplace safety.

The Kentucky Governor’s Award for Safety and Health recognizes outstanding safety and health performance, as measured by number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The award was presented during a celebration of the Williamsburg plant’s achievement of a significant safety milestone – reaching two million man hours without a lost-time accident.

State and local officials attended the award presentation, including Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Michael Nemes, who presented the award to plant leadership; State Representative Regina Bunch; Whitley County Judge Executive Pat White, Jr.; and Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison; along with Firestone Director of Global Operations, Brad Marks; and Plant Manager Michael Weir.

“The Governor’s Award for Safety and Health reflects the hard work and commitment of all of our teammates, who embrace safety as a core value and work every day to ensure a safe workplace,” said Brad. “Achieving this recognition for a fourth time, and reaching the milestone of two million man hours without a lost-time accident, is a testament to the Safety, First, Always mission and culture that is present at our Williamsburg manufacturing facility and across our global organization.”

Creating a safe workplace is critical to the work we perform and the products we create every day. Thank you to our teammates in Williamsburg for your continued commitment to making safety first always a priority.

The Firestone Williamsburg plant, which manufactures Air Springs for the heavy-duty truck, automotive, and agricultural market, was recognized with the Governor’s Award for Safety and Health in 2016 and was approved to participate in the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Occupational Safety and Health Partnership, Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizing the commitment of employers to exceed the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health standards in 2014.

About Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC:

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology with a history of more than 75 years of research and development on technologically advanced air springs for the global marketplace. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Firestone Industrial Products manufactures air springs and related products for commercial trucks and trailers, cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, mini vans, motor homes, buses, agricultural equipment, rail and industrial applications. The company has quality-certified manufacturing/assembly plants and technical centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Firestone offers a line of Complete Suspension Solutions that includes Ride-Rite™, Sport-Rite™, Coil-Rite™, and Level-Rite™ Air Helper Springs, and Work-Rite™ Load Assist Springs. These products have become synonymous with quality, durability and outstanding customer support. For more information, visit