Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., honored Gribbins Insulation with the Supplier Safety Award at the Annual Purchasing Policy Business Meeting for Indirect Suppliers on June 28, 2012, in Covington, Kentucky.
Gribbins Insulation was chosen for the prestigious Toyota Supplier Safety Award from among key indirect suppliers to its North American facilities. Toyota selected Gribbins for this recognition because of their proven ability over the course of the previous year to meet, and in many cases exceed, the challenging safety expectations they face as a supplier to Toyota North America.
In addition to winning the overall Safety Award, Gribbins Insulation received nominations for the Quality Award as well as the Superior Performance Award, which reflects outstanding
performance across all evaluation categories. The award and nominations reinforce Gribbins Insulation’s commitment to its core values of integrity, safety, quality, productivity, and innovation.
In nominating Gribbins for these awards, Toyota provided the following comment received from one of its team members, “When Gribbins is on the job, we know that we are going to get a top quality job and that all safety guidelines will be followed without us having to follow behind them or make frequent checks of their job site.”
Gribbins Insulation’s safety program consistently receives national recognition. At the end of May 2012, Gribbins employees achieved the remarkable milestone of working two million consecutive hours without a lost time accident – this encompasses almost five years of accident-free work. In April 2012, the National Insulation Association honored Gribbins with the Platinum Safety Award, its highest recognition, and in October 2011, Gribbins was included in the list of America’s Safest Companies in EHS Today. As emphasized by president and founder Jim Gribbins, “There is absolutely no task that is so important that we might consider sacrificing safety, to even the slightest degree, in an effort to perform the task.”