NIA Announces the 2020 Safety Excellence Award Winners

Herndon, Virginia—March 19, 2021—The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2020 Safety Excellence Award winners in conjunction with its Virtual Spring Summit, which took place online March 16–18, 2021.

Polyguard Product, Inc. – Ennis, TX received the Associate (Manufacturer) category Silver award.

NIA’s Safety Excellence Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA created the award program more than a decade ago to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.

NIA’s Safety Excellence Award program honors four levels of excellence: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors,

Distributors/Fabricators, and Metal Building Laminators.

NIA’s Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones said, “In a year like no other, we are extremely proud to have a new record of 32 Platinum winners and to welcome 1 new first-time applicant. Each year, we honor our member companies that prioritize safety and make continuous improvements to their programs, and this year, we do so knowing that a strong and well communicated safety program is more important than ever.”

Throughout the judging process, applicant companies remain anonymous and winners are evaluated on the basis of their overall safety program, means of communication, and safety policy. All applicant companies receive an individualized and detailed Safety Training Analysis Results (STAR) Report™. The STAR Report includes personalized recommendations based on each applicant’s answers to the application questions.

Congratulations to all the winners, and NIA looks forward to recognizing each company in person at NIA’s 63rd Annual Convention, taking place October 26–28, 2021, at the MGM National Harbor. An archive of the award announcement will be available at

Applications for the 2021 Safety Award are now available on NIA’s website
( and are due on September 1, 2021.