Savage Receives Safety Award from Association of Washington Businesses

OLYMPIA, WA—Jan. 29, 2015—Savage was recognized this week by the Association of Washington Businesses for the company’s commitment to workplace safety. Savage was one of four businesses in Washington presented with a Better Workplace Award at the AWB 2015 Legislative Summit in Olympia, preceded by a keynote address by Gov. Jay Inslee.

“We’re honored to receive this award from the Association of Washington Businesses and grateful to our customers and frontline team members for their dedication to always working together safely,” said Savage Vice President and Northwest Region General Manager Jared Larrabee. “Nothing trumps safety at Savage and every person in the company has the responsibility and accountability to make sure we have a safe community and workplace, and to perform his or her job safely every time.”

Savage is a supply chain solutions company with more than 3,500 employees in 200 locations, including operations unloading crude oil from trains at its customers’ refineries in northern Washington. Savage currently has more than 70 employees in the state of Washington and approval of the Vancouver Energy terminal, a joint venture with Tesoro, would result in additional Savage jobs at the Port of Vancouver USA.

In announcing this year’s Better Workplace Awards, AWB noted Savage’s “deep and effective commitment to safety.” According to AWB, the award program “highlights private-sector Washington employers that raise the standard for excellence for helping workers stay safe, excel at their current jobs and prepare for advancement through training and education.”
Commenting on Savage’s operation at Tesoro’s Anacortes refinery, Tesoro Executive Vice President of Operations Keith Casey said, “The men and women there at Savage have unloaded over 500 unit trains—34 million barrels of crude oil—with zero incidents and zero impact to the environment. We’re really proud to have a partner like Savage as we continue to work together to safely and responsibly provide fuel for the nation.”

“We’re continually working to improve our training and processes at Savage so we can become better tomorrow than we are today,” said Larrabee.

AWB 2015 Better Workplace Awards news release
AWB video about Savage workplace safety