Grain Craft IAOM safety award
The I.A.O.M. Safety award recognizes those mills in which the recordable injury/illness rate at each facility was zero.
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CHATTANOOGA, TENN. —The International Association of Operative Millers (I.A.O.M.) awarded five Grain Craft mills with the I.A.O.M. Safety Award for being injury-free throughout 2017 during I.A.O.M.’s annual conference and expo. 

The I.A.O.M. Safety Award recognizes those mills in which the recordable injury/illness rate at each facility was zero (0), and the facility did not incur a work-related fatality during 2017. The Grain Craft mills to receive the award include Portland, Ore.; Great Falls and Billings, Mont.; Cleveland; and Wichita, Kas.

“Grain Craft has placed a continued emphasis on behavior-based safety practices throughout all of our facilities,” said Mike Ormsby, director of environmental health and safety at Grain Craft. “During the last two years, all Grain Craft mill employees have undergone extensive behavior-based safety training to establish individual ownership and to anticipate and amend unsafe working conditions.  We are proud to receive this important recognition and look forward to more of our mills achieving a zero-injury workplace.”

Grain Craft has 15 grain storage facilities with a total licensed capacity of 13,552,000 bus, according to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2018 Grain & Milling Annual.

Grain Craft was created by combining three independent flour milling companies — Cereal Food Processors, Milner Milling, Inc. and Pendleton Flour Mills — to become the third largest U.S. flour miller. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., Grain Craft’s 14 mills span the United States. The company mills soft, hard, and spring wheat into various types of flour, including bakery patent, cake and pastry, pizza, tortilla, whole wheat, and high gluten.