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Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) 

Following in Singulair Green’s footsteps, Norweco’s Hydro-Kinetic Bio-Film Reactor was recognized by the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) at their annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The Hydro-Kinetic Bio-Film Reactor rotationally molded tank was awarded first place in the Global Large Product Competition. This makes it the second ARM award won by Norweco!

The Hydro-Kinetic Bio-Film Reactor is durable, UV stabilized and made of virgin high density polyethylene to achieve high quality and consistency. Its unique design incorporates our patented internal and external ribbed walls to insure uncompromising structural integrity and long-term performance. The reactor is lightweight, weighing less than 500 pounds, making it easily deliverable in a standard full-size pick-up truck for installation at difficult job sites with just a backhoe. Designed to improve the performance of any onsite wastewater treatment system, the Hydro-Kinetic Bio-Film Reactor‘s innovative attached growth technology begins working immediately upon startup. Completely non-mechanical, the reactor requires no electricity and operates continuously with minimal maintenance.

The Association of Rotational Molders is a worldwide trade association currently representing member companies in 58 countries. Members include manufacturers of rotationally molded plastic products, suppliers to the industry, designers and professionals. ARM is the primary voice of the industry and the source for information on rotational molding.

The Hydro-Kinetic Bio-Film Reactor continues Norweco’s strong tradition of excellence through innovative engineering and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the development of industry-leading technology.  We are proud to provide award-winning products and successful treatment solutions across the world!  Read more about this year’s award recipients here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20151111/NEWS/151119964/winter-lobo-named-to-rotational-molders-hall-of-fame

 

Association of Rotational Molders (ARM)

Norweco’s Singulair Green tank was recently honored by the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) at their annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are very pleased to announce that the Singulair Green rotationally molded tank took first place in the global Large Product competition. ARM International recognized those companies who have entered products that are outstanding in the field of rotational molding. Products entered in the competition needed to demonstrate the following characteristics: a significant new use of plastics, design ingenuity, cost effectiveness, performance improvements, manufacturing economies and energy savings. This recognition represents ARM International's commitment to the quality of rotational molding and furthers its goal of fostering public awareness of design applications and rotational molding capabilities.

The Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) is a worldwide trade association currently representing over 200 member companies in 58 countries around the world. The Association has been in existence for almost 40 years and includes manufacturers of rotationally molded plastic products, suppliers to the industry, designers, and professionals.

The rugged, yet lightweight Singulair Green polyethylene tank incorporates an inherently strong ribbed-arch design to maximize strength and versatility, while at the same time minimizing the equipment needed for proper installation. The rotationally molded tank houses the proprietary Singulair treatment process, and can easily be installed at depths of 6 to 36 inches below grade. The Singulair treatment process is time-tested, field-proven and has been successfully utilized in hundreds of thousands of wastewater treatment applications. Singulair Green continues Norweco’s strong tradition of excellence by providing successful treatment solutions across North America and much of the world.   We are proud to have been selected as one of the products designated as outstanding in the field of rotational molding. ARM’s recognition of the system’s tank design and durability demonstrates Norweco’s ongoing commitment to the development of industry-leading products.

 

Governor's Excellence Award

 

On August 5, 2005 Norweco, Inc. was honored with the 2005 Governor’s Excellence Award in Workers’ Compensation recognized by The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).  This prestigious award acknowledges Ohio businesses and public employers that provide a safe, cost-effective workplace for their employees, while supporting their injured workers.  The criteria cited by the bureau for this award are as follows:

  • Exemplary commitment to creating a safe workplace

  • An outstanding cost-containment program

  • Active leadership by senior management

  • Employee involvement

  • Measurable results

Norweco’s management and employees go to great lengths to protect against workplace injuries. Their commitment to safety is demonstrated by dedicating time and resources to safety programs and strategies.  In January 2004, Norweco completed a comprehensive overhaul of their safety program. Plant-wide safety inspections, performed weekly, include the General Manager and Vice Presidents with employees from both the shop and office.  Any safety concerns noticed during the assessment are immediately reported to the Production Manager for corrective action.  Several Norweco employees are also First Aid/CPR trained should their assistance be required if a medical emergency should occur.

 

An organized safety committee is another way Norweco prioritizes the prevention of workplace accidents.  Goals of the committee include the interpretation and adherence to safety policies, organization of safety training and retraining of employees and addressing employee concerns and suggestions.  Employees are encouraged to report near misses and hazards so the safety committee can properly investigate, correct, and reduce recognized unsafe and unhealthy working conditions or potential hazards.  With heightened safety compliance necessary due to the storage of hazardous material, Norweco’s safety committee developed and implemented a response plan for emergency situations and regularly holds evacuation drills.

 

Norweco recognizes that a safe workplace is essential to the success of their business.  There are many visible costs associated with workplace accidents such as compensation, legal fees and insurance and medical costs.  Hidden costs, which are estimated to be between two and three times visible costs include:  lost production, administrative cost of accident investigation, replacement of staff and sick pay.  Norweco’s efforts to develop and implement procedures to minimize occupational safety and health hazards have not only protected their employees but kept their costs to a minimum.

 

With zero recordable injuries for nearly 3 years, Norweco recognizes that employee efforts were key to achieving this goal. Norweco’s commitment to a safe and healthy workplace earned them this mark of distinction.  Out of 150 applicants, Norweco is honored to be one of only six Ohio businesses to receive the Governor’s Excellence Award in Workers’ Compensation.  For more information on the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the safety programs and services that they offer, visit www.ohiobwc.com.

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Other Notable Awards

Our staff, products and company have received many awards to honor their accomplishments.  Those national and international awards that we have recently received include:

  • SHARP Certification from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Standard of Excellence Award in the WebAward competition produced by the Web Marketing Association.
    www.webaward.org/winners.asp

  • 100% Award from the BWC, Division of Safety & Hygiene, to recognize working the entire year without a lost-time injury or illness

  • Singulair Bio-Kinetic awarded “Best of Show” at the International Exposition in Budapest, Hungary

  • Proclamation of Achievement from the city of Jedda, Saudi Arabia

  • Employer Appreciation Award from the Business Professionals of America

  • Recognition of Contribution Award from the National Environmental Health Association

In addition, our staff has worked diligently to earn many awards on a local basis:

  • Men's Summer Continental East Division softball champions
     

  • Men's Fall Central Division softball champions
     

  • Co-ed "Battle of the Businesses" volleyball champions
     

  • Women’s volleyball champions
     

  • Company Sponsor of the Year

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