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Beaulieu International Group Celebrates Safety Status

Beaulieu international Group Highly Protected Risk FM Global

A Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G) plant in Meaulne, France has been accorded the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status from insurer FM Global. This status means that the plant meets the most stringent fire prevention and protection demands there can be.

One of 29 B.I.G plants around the world, the Meaulne factory annually produces 1.5 million square meters of parquet flooring that is sold under the Berry Wood brand, itself part of the BerryAlloc brand. These figures make B.I.G the biggest producer of wood-engineered parquet in France.

Jean-Marc Legrand, Director of Berry Wood said: “Because we work with wood, fire safety is one of the most important prevention duties that we have – to our people, our products, our machinery and to the environment.”

The Meaulne site is the fourth B.I.G. factory to receive HPR status and the third in Europe. It scored exceptionally well in its FM Global assessment which focused on aspects including fire protection, protection against natural hazards, mechanical breakdown of machinery and cyber risks.

Its overall risk mark of 76 ranks it within the world’s top 25% of the wood product manufacturing industry for fire risk prevention and protection.

James Neuling, Vice President of Beaulieu Flooring Solutions said: “This recognition is very important to us. We take safety at work very seriously. Every risk that exposes people, assets or the environment to harm is simply one too many for us. I believe that this fourth accolade from FM Global also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to this issue.”

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