MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) recognized companies with safety awards at the Exchange 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., Feb. 21-24.

Of the 623 facilities at 54 companies enrolled in the GEAPS Safety Awards Program, 378 facilities at 29 companies did not have any lost time injuries or illnesses during 2014.

Marcus Neal, GEAPS first vice-president, presided over the Safety Awards.

“Safety is the number one issue that binds us together across the industry,” he said. “It’s important to share our successes and best practices with each other and to recognize the facilities that achieve these safety milestones.”

Top facilities cumulative hours:
First: Cargill AgHorizons, Westwego, Louisiana, U.S., 326,372 hours.
Second: Zen-Noh Corp., Convent, Louisiana, U.S., 303,823 hours.
Third: Bunge Canada, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 262,389 hours.
Fourth: Cargill AgHorizons, Reserve, Louisiana, U.S., 247,371 hours.
Fifth: Bunge North America, Morristown, Indiana, U.S., 231,782 hours.

Top facilities cumulative years:

This award recognizes facilities that have gone two decades or more, which is more than 7,300 consecutive days, without any lost time injuries or illnesses.

First: Bunge North America, DeSoto Landing facility, Arkansas City, Arkansas, U.S., 36 years.
Second: Bunge North America, Fountain Bluff facility, Grand Tower, Illinois, U.S., 32 years.
Third: Cargill AgHorizons, Tipton, Indiana, U.S., 29 years.
Fourth: Bunge North America U.S. facilities in Huffman, Arkansas: LaGrange, Missouri; and Yazoo City, Mississippi; 28 years.
Fifth: Bunge North America, Newport, Arkansas, U.S.; Cargill Grain & Oilseeds, Albany Hudson River Terminal, Albany, New York, U.S.; and The Scoular Company, Sidney, Nebraska, U.S.; 26 years.

Safety Award recipients included:
Agrex Inc – 2 facilities
Alabama Farmers Coop – 1 facility
The Andersons Inc. – 17 facilities
The Andersons/GPG – 6 facilities
Arizona Grain Inc. – 3 facilities
Bunge - SCF Grain LLC – 2 facilities
Bunge Canada – 6 facilities
Bunge Comercial SA de CV
Bunge du Canada Ltee – 1 facility
Bunge Grain of Canada Inc. – 4 facilities
Bunge North America – 59 facilities
Cargill AgHorizons – 82 facilities
Cargill Grain & Oilseeds – 4 facilities
CHS Inc. – 1 facility
The DeLong Company Inc. -13 facilities
Farmers Grain Terminal – 9 facilities
Gavilon Grain LLC – 57 facilities
General Mills Inc. – 3 facilities
Latty Grain Ltd. – 1 facility
Louis Dreyfus Commodities – 3 facilities
Mennel Milling Co. -2 facilities
MillerCoors LLC – 6 facilities
Riceland Foods Inc. – 22 facilities
The Scoular Co. – 36 facilities
South Dakota Wheat Growers – 17 facilities
Structural Restoration Inc. – 1 facility
West Central – 17 facilities
WindRiver Grain LLC – 1 facility
Zen-Noh Grain Corp. – 1 facility