Uponor earns third Governor’s Safety Award

Distribution center in Lakeville, Minn., receiving recognition for excellence in workplace safety and health

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., APRIL 13, 2021 — During the May 4-5, 2021 Virtual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, Uponor North America will receive its third Governor’s Safety Award. Presented by the Minnesota Safety Council, the award recognizes the company’s distribution center in Lakeville, Minn., for exemplary workplace safety and health.

“In a year that has challenged all of us in ways we never imagined, we are very pleased to recognize the Uponor Lakeville Distribution Center for their award,” said Paul Aasen, president, Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety demands extraordinary attention in a normal year; double that attention this past year. Thank you, Uponor, for keeping your employees safe.”

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. The program evaluates applicants on injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics along with their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. It recognizes winners at three levels: Meritorious Achievement, Outstanding Achievement, and Award of Honor.

The Uponor Lakeville Distribution Center is receiving the Outstanding Achievement award, which recognizes a consistent safety program evaluation score between 75 and 90 points and incident rates 51% to 90% better than the industry average. This will be the company’s third recognition for Outstanding Achievement, with previous awards in 2015 and 2016.

“We are honored to be a three-time recipient of the Governor’s Safety Award,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “The award is even more significant this year due to the added challenges from the pandemic. I am very proud of how the Uponor team continues to stay focused and work diligently to keep health and safety a top priority.”

The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries on the road, at work, at home, and in the community.

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About Uponor
Apple Valley, Minn.-based Uponor North America strives to be the partner plumbing and HVAC professionals rely on for smart water and energy solutions. The company is helping to move the construction industry forward through innovation, education and advocacy focusing on the defining issues of our time: water, energy and labor. An award-winning manufacturer of PEX piping and the exclusive marketer/distributor of Uponor PP-RCT in North America, the company offers plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, and pre-insulated piping system solutions for new construction, retrofits, and remodels in the residential and commercial markets. Recognized for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, economic development, and as a top workplace, the Uponor group of companies employs more than 3,800 worldwide. Uponor’s global headquarters are located in Vantaa, Finland.



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