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The Scoular Company Earns Workplace Safety Award

January 21, 2010

Idaho Facilities Show Exemplary Leadership in Commitment to Employee Safety

OMAHA, NE – Three of The Scoular Company’s Idaho grain-handling facilities recently earned membership in OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The facilities that received the award are located in Bancroft, Grace and Michaud, Idaho.

Scoular implemented the SHARP safety management program and achieved an excellent workplace safety record qualifying them for this exclusive safety and health incentive and recognition program at their Idaho facilities as well as at 13 other facilities throughout North America.

Employees of the Idaho facilities accepted the SHARP award on January 13, 2010 at a ceremony held in Pocatello, Idaho. Accepting the award from Matt Wattles and Jeff Thompson of the BSU Idaho Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program were: Sheldon Mayne, Sue Hardy, Dale Simons, Ryan Stauffer, and Jim Wilhelmi of Grace; Jerrold Martineau, Larry England, and Tom Cardona from Michaud; Dean Gilbert and Randy Smith of Bancroft; and Jeff Caskey of Ogden, Utah.

Scoular manages supply-chain risk for customers in growing segments of food, feed and renewable fuel markets. Nearly 600 Scoular people located in North America create customized risk-management solutions by buying, selling, storing and/or transporting grains and feed and food ingredients and providing related-services worldwide. This is accomplished using an integrated network of owned, managed, and third-party facilities coupled with substantial truck, rail, barge, and container freight commitments. Scoular’s Idaho facilities employ approximately 11 people among the three facilities.

Through SHARP, OSHA recognizes smaller employers who operate exemplary safety and health management systems. SHARP is designed to provide incentives and support to employers who implement and continuously improve effective safety and health management systems at their work sites. SHARP may be renewed for sites that continue to maintain exemplary safety and health management systems. All SHARP companies are exempt from programmed OSHA inspections from one to two years.