AICC Recognizes Safety Excellence

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, recognized 14 member companies for outstanding performance in plant safety through the Independent Safe Shop Awards during the AICC 2019 Spring Meeting in Miami, FL. 

This annual recognition was given to member companies that had a 2018 OSHA Recordable Incident Rate less than 2.5 and 2018 OSHA Lost Work Days Incident Rate of zero. All rates (Recordable Incident Rate and the Lost Work Days Incident Rate) were calculated by AICC using a company’s signed OSHA 300A.

This year’s winners were: 

·         Abbott-Action, Inc., Attleboro, MA

·         Akers Packaging Solutions, Inc., Huntington, WV

·         Akers Packaging Solutions, Inc., Middletown, OH

·         Akers Packaging Solutions, Inc., Oreana, IL

·         Alliance Sheets, LLC, Bristol, IN

·         Arrow Box Company of St. Louis, Kirkwood, MO

·         Box-Board Products, Greensboro, NC

·         Buckeye Boxes, Inc., Columbus, OH

·         Hoosier Container, Inc., Richmond, IN

·         Jamestown Container Cleveland, Macedonia, OH

·         Jamestown Container, HP Nuen Division, Lyons, NY

·         Lawrence Paper Company, American Packaging Division, South Hutchinson, KS

·         McElroy Packaging, Inc., Orrville, OH

·         Wunderlich Fibre Box Company, St. Louis, MO

The winners were recognized at the AICC Spring Meeting in Miami, FL, on Wednesday, April 3. Additionally, each company received a plaque to display in their plant.

The next Independent Safe Shop Awards will be given during the AICC 2020 Spring Meeting in San Diego, CA. More information about the award can be found at

AICC offers members a variety of safety-related educational opportunities throughout the year, including Safety Basics, a free online course available to all employees at AICC member companies. More information can be found at

Questions about the AICC Independent Safe Shop Awards, National Meetings, and the value a well-connected workforce brings to a company can be directed to Cindy Huber, AICC Director of Conventions & Meetings, at or 703.836.2422.