The Jasper Engines & Transmissions Drivetrain Remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Ind., has achieved STAR Certification in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The STAR title recognizes the hard work and commitment demonstrated by the facility’s management and Associate-Owners in keeping the worksite a safe and healthy place to work.

VPP was established to recognize and promote safety and health management programs throughout the state of Indiana. All companies, regardless of size or business, can participate in VPP - where management and employees work together to create and maintain a healthy working environment.

“This STAR Certification now belongs to you,” Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble told JASPER Managers and Leaders. “You earned this certification, you don’t get this free. Organizations, businesses, and worksites must work hard to demonstrate the excellence in occupational safety and health the program requires.”

With nearly 400 Associate-Owners, the Power Drive facility joins two other JASPER manufacturing locations in VPP STAR Certification.  The Wernsing Road facility in Jasper, Indiana, became STAR Certified in April 2012.  The Crawford County Remanufacturing facility in Leavenworth, Indiana, became STAR Certified in August 2013.

JASPER Safety Director, Jason Pieper, said VPP is all about Management Commitment and Associate Involvement. “I want to thank our Executive team, our Managers and our Leaders that do a great job supporting our safety programs,” he said. “Earning, and keeping, STAR Certification is where we want to be, as a company, in our continuing safety journey.”