Mueller Co.'s Albertville facility attained OSHA's "Star" certification in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in August of 2013. This top tier designation has been given to only six foundries in the United States.
OSHA's VPP is an initiative that recognizes employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems through hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis and training. A "Star" certified facility maintains injury and illness rates below the National Bureau of Labor Statistics averages.
Subsequently, the Plant Manager Randy Epperson received letters of congratulations from the Governor of Alabama, a House Representative and a U.S. Senator.