Twenty-Five Johns Manville Facilities Earn National Safety Council Awards

Johns Manville (JM) is pleased to announce that 25 of its U.S. facilities earned the National Safety Council (NSC) Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for outstanding safety achievements in 2012.

“Since 2005, JM has demonstrated sustained safety performance with 22 to 29 U.S. plants receiving the NSC Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, and 10 plants consistently being recognized year after year,” said Manager of Occupational Health Jim Smith.

The twenty five U.S.-based JM plants that were presented with awards include Belgrade, Mont.; Bremen, Ind.; Defiance, Ohio (2 locations); Edison, N.J.; Etowah, Tenn.; Fernley, Nev.; Hazle Township, Pa.; Jacksonville, Fla. Denver, Colo.; Lewiston, Maine; Macon, Ga.; Penbryn, N.J.; Plattsburg, N.Y.; Richland, Miss.; Richmond, Ind.; Richmond, Va.; Rockdale, Ill.; Scottsboro, Ala.; Spartanburg, Tenn.; Tracy, Calif. Tucson, Ariz.; Waterville, Ohio (2 locations); and Willows, Calif.

In addition, JM’s Scottsboro facility earned the NSC Industry Leader Award last August, which recognizes outstanding safety achievements of NSC members and represents the top 5 percent of member companies that have qualified for the NSC 2012 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. The NSC awarded 38 organizations with the 2012 Industry Leader Award based on 2011 data.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 45 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at