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State labor department honors MI Windows and Doors

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Just 18 months after receiving the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star, MI Windows and Doors’ Prescott Valley facility picked up another accolade from the state of Arizona.

On Wednesday, March 27, officials from the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health named MI Windows as one of its three winners of the Leadership Award. ADOSH annually bestows this honor on VPP Star sites that go above and beyond in maintaining workplace safety.

“This award is provided to employers and employees who work to improve their workplace on a proactive level,” says ADOSH Director Jessie Atencio, who led the four-member team that conducted the VPP evaluation of MI’s plant in September 2017. “This also includes the influence the company has in the community. When I was on site, I spent time with (Prescott Valley General Manager) Mike Reinert and (Director of HR) Allison Mendibles, who informed me of various events MI does to promote a greater Prescott Valley and Yavapai County.”

Created in 1982, VPP was established by the federal government’s Department of Labor to encourage workplace safety. Fewer than half of 1 percent of all the jobsites in the country have achieved VPP status, though MI Windows currently has three plants that fly the VPP Star flag.

“This is a fantastic honor,” says Mendibles, who was part of the five-member delegation from MI that traveled to Phoenix for Wednesday’s ceremony. “This Leadership Award speaks to just how important safety is to our team. We all live it from the moment we start work each day. And we appreciate ADOSH recognizing our commitment.”

Founded in 1947, MI Windows and Doors is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of energy-efficient vinyl and aluminum windows and sliding glass doors. With plants in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Arizona, MI offers a broad spectrum of windows and doors backed by exemplary customer service. The company’s commitment to safety, quality, and service are exemplified by the people that represent it nationwide. For more information, visit

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