State recognizes Ellenboro company

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

The N.C. Department of Labor recently certified Thieman Manufacturing Technologies as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). 

The program recognizes companies for a commitment to the safety and health of their employees. 

Howard Walters, a safety and health consultant supervisor with the N.C. Department of Labor, presented the SHARP certificate and flag to company officials on behalf of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry on Tuesday, July 22.

“Thieman Manufacturing Technologies is now part of an elite group of North Carolina businesses that have achieved SHARP status,” Berry said, in a statement. “Rutherford County is fortunate to have an employer like Theiman Manufacturing Technologies that strives for excellence in safety and health while maintaining injury and illness rates below the national average.”

The SHARP Award is designed for small to mid-size businesses that show they have developed and maintained good safety programs for workers. To qualify for the program, injury and illness rates for the site must be below the national average for the industry, and NCDOL safety and health consultants must complete an assessment of the workplace. There are 146 general industry sites in the program throughout North Carolina, including three in Rutherford County.

Thieman Manufacturing Technologies has been in business in Rutherford County since 1998. The plant performs and produces custom metal fabrication work for industrial companies throughout the United States.