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GreenWood, Inc. Contributes to Wyeth Safety Certification


Greenville, SC - - October 10, 2007 - - GreenWood, Inc. customer, Wyeth Vaccines in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, was recently recognized by NCOSHA (North Carolina Occupational Safety Health Administration) as a recipient of the Carolina Star Certification. This certification recognizes only a select number of facilities that demonstrate outstanding safety and health management programs in adherence to the NCOSHA safety program criteria. After undergoing a 3-day assessment of the lab, office and mechanical areas, NCOSHA notified Wyeth of the certification for the company’s research and development facility. As a Star participant, Wyeth is now listed among the elite companies as a leader in safety and health.

GreenWood, who provides Wyeth with total facilities maintenance services, played a key role in helping Wyeth attain this recognition. Because GreenWood has a deeply rooted safety culture, emphasis on safety performance is always first.

Donald Whiltshire, GreenWood maintenance manager for Wyeth, realizes that certifications can be powerful to supportively represent the importance of safety. He routinely stresses this to his team by stating, “Take safety, embrace it as a value and incorporate it into all aspects of your working environment.”

Eric DeWolf, Environmental Health & Safety Specialist for Wyeth agrees by stating,“The achievement of the Carolina Star status shows a collaborative effort between management, employees and contractors. Our relationship with GreenWood, Inc. is a strong one and was instrumental in attaining this status. This certification could only be obtained by following the philosophy that ‘Safety is a Value – not a Priority’.”

About GreenWood, Inc.

GreenWood provides integrated maintenance and construction solutions designed to extend the life of critical assets and deliver bottom line improvements for plants and facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. We operate under a “Customer-Centered” philosophy where safety performance is always first and our flexibility to respond to customer needs is an ongoing priority. For more information, visit

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