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APC in Selma receives prestigious SHARP Award

Atlantic Coast Protein Corporation (APC, Inc.) has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor with a prestigious SHARP Award. The company, located on Noble Street in Selma, has had 4,000 working days without an accident, an outstanding safety record.

N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented the award at a ceremony at the plant on Monday, September 30. Company owner Aage Lauridsen was also here for the presentation.

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small and mid-size business that establish and maintain effective safety and health programs. The N. C. Department of Labor administers the program and has recognized approximately 130 facilities throughout the state of North Carolina.

APC is the world's largest producer of functional proteins. From high-quality ingredients for livestock producers, feed manufacturers and pet food companies to complete animal nutrition products for end users, the company offers innovative solutions that help improve the lives of animals. Functional proteins are a complex mixture of biologically active proteins that help support and maintain normal immune function. APC’s functional proteins are derived from unique components found in bovine and porcine blood, and are consumed by millions of animals around the globe. APC's world headquarters is in Ankeny, Iowa.

APC, with eleven full time employees has been in Selma since 1993. Matt Ruppert is the plant manager and Tony Lester is the plant superintendent.

PHOTO: N.C. Commissioner  of Labor Cherie Berry presents the SHARP Safety Award to APC Plant Manager Matt Ruppert.

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