Flint Hills Resources' Pine Bend Refinery

Flint Hills Resources' Pine Bend Refinery received the Gold and Merit awards from the National Petrochemcial & Refiners Association for safe work achievements. In addition, the refinery earned two Safety Achievement awards.

"I applaud each employee's efforts to achieve continuous improvement in safety. They exemplify our company's guiding principles, and they are to be commended for the outstanding results," Said Brad Razook, FHR president and chief executive officer.

The Pine Bend Refinery also received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Occupational Safety from the Minnesota Safety Council. The company has earned the Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award from Norfolk Southern Corporation for 2006.

The refinery, located near Rosemount, has also been designated a s a MNTAR worksite by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry for its safety and health management systems that go beyond basic compliance with OSHA standards.

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