Toray Plastics (America) Receives “Excellence In Safety Performance And Records” Award



North Kingstown, Rhode Island (April 14, 2015)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (, has received “The Excellence in Safety Performance and Records” Award in the Providence Business News’ 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards competition. The 2015 award was presented to Michael Brandmeier, President and CEO, Toray Plastics (America), by Mark Murphy, Editor, PBN ( ), at an award ceremony held on April 2 at Bryant University.

Roger Bergenheim, President and Publisher of PBN, noted that “Toray’s commitment to the safety of its staff sets a very high standard for other manufacturers to emulate. Companies such as Toray are the reason PBN believed it was time to celebrate the success, innovation, and growth of our region’s best manufacturers.”

“The safety of our employees has always been our utmost concern and we are very grateful for this recognition, and for the efforts of our employees who make safety a priority every day,” said Brandmeier. He also applauded the accomplishments of the other eleven manufacturing awardees and PBN’s decision to bring positive attention to Rhode Island’s manufacturing sector.

Toray’s comprehensive safety policies and daily procedures are consistent with, and often exceed OSHA regulations. The company-wide commitment to safety has enabled Toray to outperform the industry standard.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion.

For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films, contact Mary Gervais at or 401-667-2281.Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at


Read more about Toray’s safety efforts on Providence Business News’ website.


Caption: Michael Brandmeier, President and CEO, Toray Plastics (America), second from left, accepted PBN’s 2015 Excellence in Safety and Records Award. With him from left to right are Roger C. Bergenheim, President and Publisher of PBN, Lisa Ahart, Toray’s Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety, and Christian Cowan, Director, Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

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