10 Flowserve plants receive national safety awards

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The National Safety Council (NSC) has honored Flowserve Corporation with 10 Industry Leader Awards for 2006, designating it as one of the safest companies in America. A global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, Flowserve received nearly 6 percent of the total of 168 NSC awards bestowed, the second-most awards garnered by any one company for achievement in the 2005 calendar year.

The NSC recognizes companies based on lost workday cases within each respective North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) two-digit code classifications. Additional selection criteria includes top level participation and achievement in annual NSC Occupational Excellence Achievement (OEA) Awards based upon safety data reported during the preceding award year.

Continuous Record 
During the entire four years of the NSC recognition program, Flowserve has received 21 awards. In addition to this years awards, six were received in 2005, four in 2004 and one in 2003. This progression shows a continuing record of safety achievement and advancement for the company.

“It is a great honor for our entire team and our operation, said Lewis Kling, Flowserve president and CEO. These awards highlight the importance of our focus on safety performance. Such a focus helps Flowserve compete in the global marketplace by reducing costs and improving productivity and on-time delivery.

According to Stephen C. Wilson, director for safety, health and environmental affairs for Flowserve, Flowserve was awarded nine of the 27 awards in NAICS category 33 for manufacturing, for a total of 33 percent of all awards in that group. The corporation also received one of two awards given in NAICS category 81 for service and repair. These Industry Leader Awards are in addition to the 79 other NSC awards conferred on our facilities for safe operations during 2005. These awards are for achievements such as going the entire year without a lost time accident, and having a total recordable rate of less than half of our corporate peers.

Award Locations 
The Flowserve manufacturing locations recognized with 2006 Industry Leader Awards include:

Flow Control: Raleigh, N.C.; and Sulphur Springs, Texas
Pumps: Phillipsburg, N.J.; Moosic, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Albuquerque, N.M.
Flow Solutions: Temecula, Calif.; Burr Ridge, Ill.; Carson, Calif.; and Baton Rouge, La.

About NSC 
The NSC is a non-profit, non-governmental international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. Members of the National Safety Council include more than 45,000 business, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals. Founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the primary focus of the NSC is preventing injuries on highways and in homes, workplaces and communities.

About Flowserve Corp.
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world's leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in 56 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services.

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