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America's Safest Companies Celebrate a Return on their Safety Investment

America's Safest Companies Celebrate a Return on their Safety Investment

Complete coverage of the 2015 Safety Leadership Conference

We often hear talk of excellence in business and ROI, but what about excellence in safety? Only when executive leaders are aligned with incorporating safety thinking into business objectives and decisions will we achieve true safety excellence.

The companies that have achieved that excellence in 2015 were honored at an awards ceremony that is part of the Safety Leadership Conference in Greenville, S.C. in October.

The America's Safest Companies Class of 2015 is: Apollo Mechanical, BMWC Constructors Inc., CJ Drilling Inc., ComEd, Dow Corning Corp., FHG Inc., Fisher Contracting Co., Merjent Inc., Parker Drilling, PATS Aircraft Systems, Rummel Construction Inc., Smiths Medical, Solenis, Solid Platforms Inc., USG Corp. and Victaulic Co.

These companies represent as few as 100 employees and as many as 50,000, have one location or dozens of locations, have one safety representative or large EHS staffs. What they have in common is they recognize the return on value for safety.

Congratulations to the 2015 America's Safest Companies Winners!

  • Apollo Mechanical — Kennewick, WA
  • BMWC Constructors Inc. — Indianapolis, IN
  • CJ Drilling Inc. — Dundee, IL
  • ComEd — Chicago, IL
  • Dow Corning Corporation — Midland, MI
  • FHG Inc. — Charlotte, NC
  • Fisher Contracting Company — Midland, MI
  • Merjent Inc. — Minneapolis, MN
  • Parker Drilling — Houston, TX
  • PATS Aircraft Systems — Georgetown, DE
  • Rummel Construction Inc. — Scottsdale, AZ
  • Smiths Medical — Plymouth, MN
  • Solenis — Wilmington, DE
  • Solid Platforms Inc. — Portage, IN
  • USG Corporation — Chicago, IL
  • Victaulic Company — Easton, PA


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MCR Safety Launches New Glove with DuPont™ Kevlar®

ANSI Cut Level 4 Protection Features Dare Bigger™ Design

WILMINGTON, DE, February 26, 2015 – DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) and MCR Safety today announced the launch of a new cut resistant glove “Memphis Orange” with Kevlar®.  MCR Safety is partnering with DuPont under the new Dare Bigger brand platform to promote its products with DuPont technology.  This glove uses patented DuPont Kevlar® engineered yarns allowing glove companies like MCR Safety to Dare Bigger and bring new levels of cut-resistance performance and dexterity, along with features such as high visibility, to the market. 

“We are proud to partner with DuPont in an effort to provide the next generation of cut protection,” said Mitch Lewellen, CEO of MCR Safety. “This ANSI Cut Level 4 product features a high level of cut protection with a thinner and more flexible glove.  This high visibility orange Kevlar® provides greater visibility for a higher level of safety awareness.” 

The breadth and versatility of the Kevlar® technology platform helps enable customers to design products that make a difference when performance and safety are crucial.  The use of Kevlar® can be found in everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts, commercial aircraft and city roads, and in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, and sporting apparel and equipment.  

“Our customers and licensees are world-class organizations that share our passion for quality and safety, and that the proven strength, endurance and versatility of DuPont Kevlar® enables them to perform bigger,” said Kathy Kowalski, Global Brand Leader for DuPont Protection Technologies.

MCR Safety will offer free samples of this new glove to qualifying customers for a limited time. Participating customers must have a minimum of 50 employees wearing cut protection and be willing to complete a product evaluation form within 30 days. Contact MCR Safety to enroll [email protected]. The program will be effective March 16th while supplies last.  Upon receipt of product evaluation form, you will receive our safety “shake” kit.  Samples may be purchased at for those not participating in the product evaluation program or requiring additional product for evaluation. 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kevlar®, DuPont Kevlar® brand Facebook and Twitter sites will highlight 50 Dare Bigger Moments throughout 2015. Visit the Dare Bigger microsite, or click here to submit a Dare Bigger moment, innovation or story of your own.  During the ESPN Winter X Games, DuPont featured various products containing Kevlar® including skis, body armor, helmets, firefighter turnout gear and the new Memphis Orange gloves with Kevlar®

MCR Safety has over forty years of experience as a leader in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE). MCR Safety globally manufactures and distributes safety gear marketed as MCR Safety, Memphis Glove, Crews, River City, and US Safety. MCR Safety offerings include gloves, glasses, and garments which are made from the highest quality materials available to ensure maximum safety, comfort, and style.

DuPont Protection Technologies is a leader in technologies and products that protect people, the environment and critical assets worldwide. For additional information, please visit DuPont Protection Technologies. For media information on the Kevlar 50th anniversary, please visit the DuPont Kevlar® Media Center.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, Kevlar® and Dare Bigger™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.


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