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For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Koonce - Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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DES MOINES - A recognition ceremony will be held for the Des Moines based Johnsrud Transport, Inc. facility on April 18, 2007, to present the Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The company was awarded SHARP status on February 19, 2007, by Iowa OSHA Consultation.

This program recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance into SHARP by OSHA singles an employer out as a model for worksite safety and health.

Jackie Johnsrud, President of Johnsrud Transport, Inc. stated, I am very proud of our employees and the commitment they demonstrate toward safety. We believe safety is our responsibility both on and off the highway and we continually look for ways to improve. We are very appreciative of the support and assistance by the people at Iowa OSHA. The input and resources they provide us have helped Johnsrud Transport develop an effective and comprehensive Safety Program.

Johnsrud Transport, Inc. is a bulk liquid food grade carrier based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company employs 155 people and provides services to customers in 48 states, Canada and Mexico transporting products such as vegetable oils, chocolate, juices and dairy products. Johnsrud has satellite terminals in Lincoln, Nebraska and West Fargo, North Dakota and offices in Anaheim, California and Yakima, Washington.

Iowa Workforce Development envisions a future where Iowa has safe workplaces, a productive and economically secure workforce, and where Iowans are prepared for an ever-changing future.

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