Plymouth Tube Awarded for Safety

Plymouth Tube Receives The 2016 Rusty Demeules Award


The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and CNA announced Plymouth Tube of Streator, Illinois as the winner of the 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award is presented by FMA, sponsored by CNA and created by FMA’s Safety Council to annually recognize a company with a demonstrated safety culture. The award is named in honor of Rusty Demeules, an outstanding volunteer contributor who made significant contributions to FMA while serving as the President of its Safety Committee from its inception in 1989 until 1996.

Plymouth Tube“Plymouth Tube has met the standard of excellence for safety established by the previous winners of the Rusty Demeules Safety Award,” said Edward Youdell, President and CEO, FMA. “Their organization’s performance in the area of safety is what all manufacturers should be striving to reach. I congratulate them on winning this year’s award.”

Plymouth Tube was founded in 1968 and has expanded to 13 locations. The Streator location manufactures cold drawing seamless alloy and carbon tubing from steel hollows, specializing in small diameters. They also provide uniquely shaped tubing such as squares and rectangles.

Plymouth Tube’s commitment to safety includes their Safety Engagement Program, which focuses on safety tours, meetings, observations and safety suggestions from employees, and helps to generate improvements throughout the facility. Employees are also required to participate in their daily Stretch Program to help ensure employees’ minds and bodies are ready for a safe day at work.

“We are proud to sponsor the Rusty Demeules Award, and are very proud to recognize Plymouth Tube as the 2016 Rusty Demeules Award recipient for their conscious work to create a culture of safety,” said Franklin Maccotan, Assistant Vice President and Industry Leader, Manufacturing, CNA.

Plymouth Tube will be honored at a dinner ceremony during FMA’s Annual Safety Conference to be held April 13 – 14 at Crowne Plaza Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

For more information on the awards program, Safety Conference or FMA membership, please visit or call 888-394-4362.

CNA has been FMA’s endorsed business insurance provider for more than 20 years. The FMA/CNA insurance program offers asset protection tailored to the needs of metal manufacturing companies, dedicated customer service from an independent agent and industry-specific counsel. To learn more about the FMA/CNA insurance program, please visit

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About FMA
Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with over 2,500 members working together to improve the metal processing, fabricating, and forming industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. FMA also has two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating; and Sustainable Manufacturer Network, a professional organization of individual members dedicated to working toward environmentally-friendly manufacturing. Visit for more information.