Smithfield Business Recognized For Safety

OPWOPW’s Retail Fueling facility on US 70 West of Smithfield was publicly recognized Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Labor for achieving Carolina Star status.

The Carolina Star Program is designed to recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management systems. The Carolina Star status is equivalent to the federal government’s OSHA VPP award and is awarded to workplaces that demonstrate self-sufficiency in their ability to control hazards at their sites.

Mike McCann, vice president and general manager for OPW’s Retail Fueling business said, “The Smithfield employees have put hard work and dedication into creating a safe and healthy manufacturing environment. I am proud of our employees and the time they spent to make this a great place to come to work each day.”

Several North Carolina state dignitaries attended the event held at OPW’s Smithfield facility, including North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry who spoke at the event.

“I am so proud of OPW and the safety culture the employees have developed in their company through the voluntary Carolina Star program,” said Berry. “Congratulations! Well done!”

OPW is a global leader in fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids.

OPW designs and manufactures the industry’s most complete end-to-end fueling solutions for retail service stations and fleet fueling facilities, including fuel dispensers, payments systems, remote monitoring and data analysis, site automation, electronic tank gauge systems, fleet fuel control systems, car wash systems, piping and containment, access covers, and tank valves and fittings.

OPW also designs and manufacturers CNG, Hydrogen, and LPG nozzles and accessories, loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, and rail car valves and equipment. OPW has nearly 4,000 employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India and sales offices around the world.