The company marked more than two years - representing 259,356 man hours - without recordable injuries.
Ohio-based ProVia bought the assets of Heartland Building Products and started Heartland Siding in January 2009. The former owner of the HBP, Jancor, abruptly closed the facility late 2008, putting more than 200 out of work.
The plant reopened with 49 employees and currently has 70.
"Health and safety are given top priority throughout the entire ProVia organization because we want their experience at work to improve the quality of their lives, not detract from it," said ProVia President Brian Miller.
Chris Wren, plant engineer at Heartland Siding, said the company's managers and supervisors meet daily in every department before every shift to discuss safety.
"By doing this it reinforces with everyone the importance of safety, and keeps it fresh in everyone's minds," he said. "I believe we have the best work force in the industry, and we can only produce the best siding because of the caliber of our people."
In addition to the daily safety meetings, Heartland Siding also has followed ProVia's lead in offering the BLR online safety training to every employee. Each month a safety topic is selected and every employee must go online to watch the video presentation about that topic, then take a comprehensive exam.
The company's multi-faceted approach to safety also has also made an impact in keeping nonrecordable incidents - ones that require minimal or no first aid, such as minor scrapes or bumps - at a minimum. In 2009, the company had nine nonrecordable incidents; last year it had six.