Composites One Presented with National Safety Council 2010 Industry Leader Award

Company Recognized for Achieving the Best Performance within its Industry

Arlington Heights, IL, August 17, 2010. The National Safety Council announced that Composites One has been honored with a 2010 Industry Leader Award for achieving best safety performance within its industry. The award is a component of the Council’s member exclusive Safety Motivation and Recognition Awards Program. The award line benchmarks outstanding achievements among member companies based on self-reported data.

Composites One is one of 81 companies honored with the 2010 Industry Leader Award. The Industry Leader Awards recognize the top 5% of member companies, units, and facilities that have met the criteria and qualified for the National Safety Council’s 2010 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award (based on 2009 calendar year data). Winners are selected based on NAICS code, lowest total incidence rate and employee work hours.

“This is the first year we have been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Leon Garoufalis, President & COO of Composites One. “An award like this further demonstrates the Composites One commitment to safety and reinforces our reputation as a composites industry leader.”

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, charitable, international public service and membership organization educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injuries and deaths. Founded in 1913, and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, NSC promotes safety in the workplace, in transportation, and in homes and communities. Members of NSC include 54,000 companies of all sizes from a broad spectrum of industries and facilities with 8 million employees around the world. The National Safety Council serves as the nation’s leading resource on industry trends, professional development, and strategies for advancing safety and health programs and practices. The Council is active in converting injury research and trends information into injury prevention education, training, consultation and advocacy leadership. As a membership organization, the National Safety Council provides opportunities for greater engagement in addressing industry-specific issues. For additional information visit

Composites One is the nation’s leading distributor of composite materials serving customers from over 30 locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from over 200 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value added services that include closed mold technologies, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance. Composites One is headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL. To find more information visit or call 800-621-8003.