WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Industrial Minerals Association of North America (IMA-NA) presented KaMin LLC with the Best Overall Safety Record Award last week during its annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. With this award, KaMin becomes one of the distinguished members to have been recognized for their outstanding safety record two years in a row. KaMin's President, Harlan Archer, explained that this recognition reflects years of a corporate commitment to sustaining a culture of safety excellence. "At KaMin, we treasure our number one asset—people. We are so thankful for this recognition and our employees' continued dedication to creating a safe work environment every day."
In 2013, KaMin logged over 697,000 operator hours with only one injury, resulting in an impressive 0.29 injury rate. Other companies in the category reported an average 2.99 injury rate for their operations. With the most operator hours in the Medium Company Category, KaMin was one of only five companies in that category to have one or zero reportable injuries.
Each year, this Safety Achievement Award recognizes the individual member company by size category with the best reportable injury rate across their U.S. and non-U.S. mining sites in North America. The IMA-NA safety recognition awards program is run in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
About KaMin LLC – With over 80 years of experience in mining and processing kaolin clay, KaMin delivers value to customers worldwide with high quality kaolin solutions for the most demanding applications.
KaMin mines and produces its kaolin in the US at three Georgia plants – Macon, Sandersville and Wrens – and at its CADAM S.A. subsidiary in Brazil. KaMin has been recognized has been recognized not only as a leader in product quality and export volumes, but also in its safe mining practices for many consecutive years.