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Facility to receive two awards for safety and green efforts

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- The Frito-Lay Jonesboro facility will receive two awards highlighting employee safety and the sustainability of local resources.

One award will come from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) giving the facility "STAR" status.  This status is given when facilities have comprehensive safety and health programs that go beyond minimal government regulations.

The other award will be the LEED Existing Building (EB) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.  Jonesboro's Frito-Lay facility is the first food manufacturing sited to receive this certification.

A ceremony for these awards will be held on March 2nd, 11 a.m. at the facility located on 2810 Quality Way in Jonesboro.

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