SOURCE: CDI Energy Products; EGC Critical Components

CDI Energy Products; EGC Critical Components

CDI Energy Products; EGC Critical Components

September 26, 2013 08:00 ET

CDI Energy Products and EGC Critical Components Achieve One Million Hours Safety Record

Pivotal Milestone for Houston Manufacturer and a Significant First for Fenner PLC as It Pushes Ahead in Its Renewed Commitment to Safety Excellence

HUMBLE, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - CDI Energy Products, Inc. (CDI) and EGC Critical Components, LLC (EGC) (formerly known collectively as FAST Group-Houston, Inc.) are proud to announce the achievement of working one million hours without a lost time injury at their manufacturing facilities in Humble, Texas. CDI and EGC reached this milestone in June, making the two companies the first of the Fenner PLC ("Fenner") Group of companies to ever meet this important safety milestone. CDI and EGC are members of Fenner's Advanced Engineered Products (AEP) division. As of today, CDI and EGC employees have worked more than one point three million hours without a lost time injury, and the clock is still ticking.

"We are quite pleased with what we have been able to accomplish together at this facility," said James Barnett, the divisional director of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE). "It is truly a testament to everyone's commitment to safety -- from the janitor who sweeps the floor to the skilled machinist to the management executive -- safety is a top priority and a key characteristic of our operating culture. The Humble manufacturing facility now provides a model for other divisions to follow."

In 2009, Fenner launched the Health and Safety Management System Framework (The Framework), a rigorous safety awareness initiative based on consistent communication and a ceaseless determination to improve every aspect of the business, including health, safety and environmental. This heighted awareness and attention to assessing and eliminating potential safety hazards has resulted in a markedly improved health and safety environment for the workforce and the communities in which the Fenner Group of companies operate.

"Incentive programs based on teams who are measured and scored by proactive behavior instead of injury rates have been a significant contribution to us reaching the one million hours," said Barnett. "In addition, sustainable components within the company's safety management system that apply outside the workplace, such as speed-related driver safety reminders posted in our parking lot, have also had a positive impact. Our employees understand that safe behavior doesn't stop at work, and safety is not a destination -- it is a journey. The achievement is just one of the first markers on our path to continuous improvement."

To recognize CDI and EGC's safety success, Nicholas Hobson, Fenner's Chief Executive Officer, will present its employees with the company's inaugural "Millionaire's Club" award for safety excellence. The award will be presented during a special luncheon ceremony on Thursday, October 3, at the company's 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Humble, Texas. More than 440 employees work at this location.

About CDI Energy Products, Inc.

CDI Energy Products is an industry leader in manufacturing custom polymer components for oil and gas companies across the globe. CDI Energy Products leverages decades of experience in the upstream industry to help meet customers' unique applications. By drawing on a broad scope of advanced materials knowledge, integrated with extensive machining and molding capabilities, its diverse engineering team develops the best solution per application. CDI Energy Products is a member of the Fenner PLC Group of companies. For more information about CDI Energy Products, visit www.CDIproducts.com.

About EGC Critical Components, LLC

EGC Critical Components manufactures precision polymer components for a variety of industries. The company's customized products are specialized solutions meeting high-performance requirements for the chemical processing, petrochemical and refining, nuclear and power generation, LNG, and pipeline transportation markets. EGC Critical Components has expertise in materials science, engineering, and manufacturing that provides unique solutions for performance critical applications. From concept to large-scale manufacturing, the company's experts are key partners to ensure success. EGC Critical Components is a member of the Fenner PLC Group of companies. For more information about EGC Critical Components, visit the website at www.EGCcomponents.com.

About Fenner PLC

Fenner PLC is a leading global provider of local, engineered solutions for performance critical applications. The group operates through two divisions:

The Engineered Conveyor Solutions (ECS) division, trading under the Fenner Dunlop, Fenner and Dunlop brand names, is a recognized leader in the global conveying market. The division offers a unique, comprehensive suite of products and services, which cover the conveying needs of mining, power generation and bulk handling markets.

The Advanced Engineered Products (AEP) AEP division excels at solving customers' most challenging application problems. Drawing from an unprecedented array of polymer, elastomer and textile technologies, the division routinely develops innovative performance- critical components for OEM customers in markets from underground oil exploration/mining to satellites/aircraft, specialty off-road vehicles to implantable medical devices, and from bank note dispensers to wind turbines. The Division's trading names are recognized globally and include Hallite, CDI Energy Products, EGC Critical Components, Fenner Precision, Fenner Drives, James Dawson, Secant Medical and Xeridiem.

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