Athens, TN – (May 7, 2018) – EnTrans International, LLC, recently received Plant Safety Awards from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) for four of its trailer manufacturing facilities, making it the only multi-category winner in the industry. The awards were presented to Todd Finney, Senior Vice President, EnTrans International, at TTMA’s 76th annual convention in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on April 19.
The TTMA awards are given annually based on plant safety data from TTMA member companies that provide their annual OSHA 300A Summary Form. It is the same data used by the National Safety Council and Bureau of Labor Statistics. The awards are given in two categories: Tank and General Trailer Manufacturers. Each category is divided into three classes determined by plant size.
EnTrans International’s largest tank trailer plant, Juarez Trailer Operations in Juarez, Mexico, earned its first TTMA Plant Safety Award in Category A, which is awarded to plants with more than 750,000 man-hours per year. Heil Trailer, Polar Tank Trailer and Jarco products are manufactured at the Juarez facility. That includes every product segment from dry bulk to stainless. The state-of-the-art Juarez Facility opened in 2014, spans over 350,000 square feet, is an ASME U certificate holder and a National Board R certificate holder. With the latest fabrication and manufacturing equipment, Juarez is one
of the most advanced facilities in the industry.
Minnesota Trailer Operations in Holdingford, MN, also won its first TTMA award. It was recognized in Category B for plants with 300,000 to 750,000 man-hours per year. Polar Tank Trailer and Heil Trailer stainless and aluminum products are manufactured at the Minnesota facility.
TTMA recognized Kalyn Siebert’s manufacturing facility in Gatesville, Texas, for being the Most Improved in the Truck Trailer Division for 2017. The ISO-certified Gatesville facility spans 260,000 square feet across 31 acres and has an annual capacity of more than 1,000 units.
Jarco received the TTMA Plant Safety Award for the Most Improved in the Tank Trailer Division for 2017. The 50,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Salem manufacturing facility was opened in 2015. Barrels used in the production of Jarco tank trucks are sourced through EnTrans International’s Juarez plant, also a TTMA award recipient. In addition to Juarez, the Salem facility is an ASME U certificate holder and a National Board R certificate holder.
“We are gratified to have received a record four TTMA Plant Safety Awards for our EnTrans brands,” stated Doug Chapple, CEO, EnTrans International, LLC. “Safety is our number-one priority at EnTrans. We remain committed to building manufacturing facilities and implementing processes that promote the greatest levels of safety for our valued employees.”
Heil Trailer sponsors its own safety award for fleet carrier members of the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC). Every year, the safest bulk carriers in the industry are recognized with Outstanding Safety Performance Awards. The awards were established to underscore the importance of safety to both suppliers and carriers within the tank truck industry.
For more information about the EnTrans family of brands, visit entransinternational.com.
About EnTrans International, LLC
Comprised of Heil Trailer International, LLC, Polar Service Centers, Polar Tank Trailer, Jarco, SERVA and Kalyn Siebert, EnTrans International, LLC is a leading manufacturer of tank trailers, oilfield capital equipment and related components used in the oil & gas industry. EnTrans is owned by American Industrial Partners, an operationally oriented middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American- based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. EnTrans International, LLC, is headquartered in Athens, TN. For more information about EnTrans, visit entransinternational.com.