News Brief Eberl Iron Works receives safety award from FMA Eberl Iron Works of Buffalo, NY, was recently chosen to receive a 2015 Safety Award of Honor from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA). Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe International company members, the annual awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety. The Safety Award of Honor is given to companies having perfect safety records of no recordable injuries or illnesses for the reporting period. The award is sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA. Winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. “This year’s winning companies provide world-class safety environments that deliver each of their employees the highest commitment to safely returning home at the end of each work day,” says Edward Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. “FMA, along with CNA, are proud to recognize these manufacturers. . . .” To be eligible to receive recognition, companies are required to submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Firms of all sizes are eligible. Winners are selected based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates. The awards were presented at the FMA Safety Conference on April 22, 2015. July / August 2015 n O&MM Fabricator
John Bartley, President, left, and David Bartley II, Chairman and CEO, right, accepting the Smart 50 Award. Photo Courtesy of Wetzler Studios.
Ohio Gratings wins sustainability award David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Ohio Gratings Inc., Canton, OH, were among those receiving the 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award. The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College through a partnership with Smart Business Magazine. The annual awards are presented to the top 50 executives and their organizations based on their positive impact on employment, business sustainability, and ability to generate new ideas and innovation. These top executives were recognized for their ability to build and lead innovative and “smart” organizations.
The Bartley brothers and Ohio Gratings were also awarded the Sustainability Award for 2015. This award is based on the Bartley’s presentation about how they created a company built to last through the innovation of new products, improved service, and continued focus on being a first choice organization to its employees, customers and markets. In the metal bar grating market, Ohio Gratings’ products are used in industrial and architectural applications for walkways, catwalks, trenches, stairs, bridge decks, screens, grilles, fencing, mezzanines, and shelving. Contact 800-321-9800 www.ohiogratings.com
Rocky Mountain blacksmithing meetup August 5-9 The Rocky Mountain Blacksmithing Conference is set for August 5-9 in Carbondale, CO, at the Francis Whitaker Blacksmith School on the campus of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School The conference will include demonstrations by Steve Fontanini, Steve Williamson, Dan McNeil and Gordon Stonington. While there, enjoy the hiking, fishing, and, of course, blacksmithing in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Also participate in the gallery, tailgate sales, group forging project, slide shows, forging competition, auction, iron-in-the-hat, and open forge. Lodging and meals with fresh vegetables grown on site will be available. Rocky Mountain Smiths is an ABANA Affiliate and serves blacksmiths and metalsmiths in Colorado, Wyoming, and neighboring states. Contact 303-589-1767 www.rockymountainsmiths.org 53
July/August 2015 Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metal Fabricator, Vol. 56, No. 4