MI Windows and Doors team members applaud upon hearing the news that the Hegins facility would be recommended for OSHA’s VPP Star.

Late last month a five-member team of inspectors from OSHA announced that the MI Windows and Doors’ Hegins plants, located in Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill County, would be awarded the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star. The Hegins location is the fourth MI campus to earn the VPP Star, following locations in Gratz, Pa.; Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and Millersburg, Pa.

“This is a great example of what MI is all about,” MI CEO Matt DeSoto said. “Safety is first in our Quality Standards, and the Hegins team has achieved it. I’m so excited about what the future holds for all of us.”

The VPP Star is awarded to companies that go above and beyond in their quest to ensure employee safety. Fewer than 2,300 of the eight million work sites in America – less than half of one percent – have earned the Star.

The Hegins plants’ recognition came following an intense three-day inspection. The OSHA team interviewed more than 200 MI team members at the Hegins campus, listened to presentations, and conducted tours of the lines.

OSHA’s Terry Penn delivers the news that MI Windows’ Hegins facility would be recommended for the VPP Star.

Region III VPP Manager Terry Penn described the safety culture at the Hegins plant as “very impressive” and said that, “To have so many people involved in some kind of formal safety job is really significant.”

Our production teams are the backbone of MI. They’re proudly crafting our windows and doors. The MI team not only works closely together, but our families live amongst each other in our local communities. We want to make sure all of our team members are valued and safe,” said Mike Troutman, MI’s Director of Safety and Environmental Excellence.

Founded in 1947, MI Windows and Doors is a supplier of energy-efficient vinyl and aluminum windows and sliding glass doors with plants in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Arizona.

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  1. Congratulations to the entire MI team engaged, your safety leadership sets a great standard for our industry!

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