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Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Receives Safety Awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor for the 14th Consecutive Year

May 10, 2024 | Corporate News

Company receives eight awards across multiple facilities

HICKORY, N.C. (May 2024) – Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, is honored to be the recipient of eight North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) Safety Awards for 2023 safety performance. 

Administered through the NCDOL’s Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau of the Occupational Safety and Health Division, the Annual Safety Awards program recognizes private and public firms that achieve and maintain good safety records. To qualify for a safety award, companies must maintain an incident rate of at least 50 percent below their industry’s average. According to the department, the program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace by providing an incentive to employers and employees to maintain a safe and healthful workplace.

The NCDOL presented the awards to company recipients during its Safety Awards Banquet on May 1 in Conover, during which Shurtape received seven gold awards and one silver award across eight facilities within North Carolina. 

“We are once again thrilled to receive safety awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor,” said Rick Kilpatrick, Director, Environmental, Health & Safety/Compliance at Shurtape. “Over the past 14 years, we have been honored to receive recognition for our efforts in maintaining the health and safety of our team members. These awards have served as a testament to the dedication and ongoing focus on safety of both our facilities and our employees and continue to motivate us to strive toward achieving even higher standards of excellence across our organization. We would like to thank Secretary Dobson and the Department for acknowledging the important safety activities we undertake at our facilities each year.”

2024 Gold Awards

  • Stony Point (Stony Point, N.C.) – Plant #31 
  • Highland Tape (Hickory, N.C.) – Plant #36
  • Logistics Center (Catawba, N.C.): Second Consecutive Year
  • Headquarters (Hickory, N.C.): Fourth Consecutive Year
  • R&D (Hickory, N.C.): Sixth Consecutive Year
  • Administrative Building (Hickory, N.C.): 11th Consecutive Year
  • Traffic Department (Catawba, N.C.): 14th Consecutive Year

2024 Silver Award

  • Hudson (Hudson, N.C.) – Plant #24: Third Consecutive Year