McElroy Manufacturing receives statewide “Pinnacle of Safety Award”

On Nov. 1, the Oklahoma Safety Council presented McElroy Manufacturing with the prestigious Pinnacle of Safety Award. Pictured are, from left, McElroy Environmental health and Safety Manager Tony Little, Oklahoma Safety Council Executive Director Betsy Kulakowski, and McElroy President and CEO Chip McElroy.

TULSA, Oklahoma – On Nov. 1, McElroy was again recognized for its commitment to workplace safety.

In a presentation at one of McElroy’s three Tulsa campuses, Oklahoma Safety Council Executive Director Betsy Kulakowski presented President and CEO Chip McElroy with the Pinnacle of Safety Award.

This award is given to companies that achieve the highest level of excellence in safety and health. Companies are judged on management commitment, safety culture, and safety performance.

“McElroy has a strong company-wide culture of safety,” said McElroy Environmental Health and Safety Manager Tony Little. “We understand that our people are our greatest asset, and it is always our number-one priority to ensure they have a safe and secure working environment.”

McElroy’s involvement with the Oklahoma Safety Council stretches back to 1964, when McElroy founder Art McElroy asked for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to visit McElroy’s facilities and help assure compliance with OSHA standards. This predated federal OSHA requirements, highlighting the dedication of ownership to McElroy’s culture of safety.

Since 1999, McElroy has been active in OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). SHARP is an on-site consultation program that offers confidential occupational safety and health services to small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., free of charge. Consultants from local agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs.

“We wouldn’t be in this position were it not for the commitment of each and every member of our team,” Chip McElroy said during the presentation. “Our maintained SHARP certification at all three of our facilities is nothing short of a monumental accomplishment.”

The Oklahoma Safety Council is a member-based, non-governmental, nonprofit public service organization. Its mission is to promote the adoption of safety, health, and environmental practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and environmental loss. More than 700 businesses throughout Oklahoma are members.

About McElroy

Founded in 1954, McElroy Manufacturing has grown from a two-person start-up in an Oklahoma garage to the industry leader in fintube and pipe fusion machines.  The name McElroy is recognized worldwide as the most reliable, efficient, rugged, and technically advanced equipment in the world.  McElroy credits its leadership to an unyielding focus on excellence that lies at the heart of the design, engineering, and manufacturing of its products. For additional information please visit the McElroy website at