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Wed June 19, 2013
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RoyOMartin mills in Chopin and Oakdale, La., earn safety awards

A worker sorts finished plywood at the RoyOMartin plant in Chopin, La.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The RoyOMartin plywood plant in Chopin, La., is being honored today by the APA – the Engineered Wood Association. It received the second highest award in its division for the APA’s Annual Safety and Health Program. Joe Mackay, vice president of the plywood division for RoyOMartin, said the honor is notable considering how many hours were worked.

“We typically work between 1.2 and 1.3 million a year, so it’s particularly gratifying given that number of hours, since the other mills in that division are down around 400,000. We have a bit more exposure," Mackay said.

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