Johns Manville Industrial Insulation Group Honored By National Insulation Association

Johns Manville (JM), a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials, was awarded a 2015 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award from the National Insulation Association (NIA) on April 21, 2016. The Gold-level award was presented to the Johns Manville Industrial Insulation Group.

The NIA’s Safety Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. The award program was created in 2004 to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.

“Johns Manville is committed to improving the company’s safety performance by providing a safe place to work for our employees,” said JM President and CEO Mary Rhinehart. “This award helps showcase the work we are doing to reduce workplace injuries by promoting a positive safety culture for our employees and their families.”

Throughout the judging process, applicant companies from around the globe remained anonymous and winners were evaluated on the basis of their overall safety program, means of communication and safety policy. The judging panel of expert safety professionals included Health and Safety Committee leadership and NIA’s General Counsel and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Expert Gary Auman of Dunlevey, Mahan & Furry.

“NIA applauds our member companies that make safety a top priority. NIA’s goal is to help our members take their safety programs to the next level to help ensure a safe workplace for all employees. We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners,” said NIA's Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones.


Industrial Insulation Group (IIG) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johns Manville (JM), a manufacturer of construction materials for over 155 years. 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 $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in many of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at


About the National Insulation Association
NIA is a not-for-profit trade association representing both merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia-based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up to date on the latest industry trends and technologies. For more information, visit