SOURCE: Caster Concepts, Inc.

Caster Concepts, Inc.

October 14, 2009 10:00 ET

Reaction Industries Achieves National Recognition for Worker Safety

ALBION, MI--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Reaction Industries LLC of Albion, MI, a leading manufacturer of hot cast polymers and a division of Caster Concepts, Inc., is proud to announce the completion of the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association's Regulatory Compliance Self-Certification program.

The Polyurethane Manufacturers Association (PMA) is an organization dedicated to promoting the use of cast elastomer polyurethane by being the industry's information resource for the latest technology, practices and knowledge. The self-certification program has four levels: Commitment, Compliance, Leadership and Mentoring.

By participating in the self-certification program, Reaction Industries LLC has demonstrated its compliance with all applicable health, safety, environmental and transportation regulations. "This is a great accomplishment for the group," said Denise Kenny, polymer engineer. "It demonstrates that we are dedicated to great products while protecting the safety of our employees."

The self-certification process began over three years ago as part of Reaction Industries' commitment to the health and safety of its employees. Elements of the program included minimizing and monitoring the workers' exposure to hazardous chemicals and following guidelines established in the PMA's Model Health and Safety Program and Environmental Regulatory Compliance Manual.

"This is an important milestone for Reaction Industries," said Dr. William Dobbins, president of Caster Concepts, Inc. "Product quality is a given in today's competitive environment, but the combination of quality with the highest level of employee safety is true dedication to long-term success. I am very proud of our group for making employee safety a priority."

"Any program such as the PMA Self Certification Program will add cost to the end product," added Dr. Elmer Lee, director of special projects. "Reaction Industries is dedicated to a safe working environment while being cost competitive in any global market. We will not sacrifice safety of our employees for a short term market gain."

Caster Concepts, Inc. is an ISO 9001-2000 certified designer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of industrial casters, ranging from a medium-duty series to a heavy-duty series to meet any application. CCI also manufactures caster wheels to withstand impact, corrosion, temperature extremes and chemicals found in harsh industrial environments. These multi-functional casters and wheels serve a variety of applications in the industrial, automotive, food service, aerospace, material handling and other demanding markets. Learn more about the entire family of Caster Concepts companies -- Reaction Industries (, The Machine Center (, Fabricating Concepts, (, and Triple E Manufacturing (, by visiting the most comprehensive web site in the caster industry at:

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Dr. William Dobbins
    President & CEO
    Caster Concepts, Inc.

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    Marketing Programs Manager
    Hilty Moore & Associates, Inc.
    440-424-4709 Ext. 202