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Recognizing Safety Excellence

CF Industries recognizes the most impactful safety innovations and improvements made across the Company every year with the Wilson Award for Excellence in Safety. Each CF Industries location nominates initiatives, and finalists are chosen by a cross-functional selection committee. Our Senior Leadership Team selects the winner based on impact on safety performance and culture, transferability to other sites, ability to be sustained and improved upon, and demonstration of our Core Values. 

Courtright Manufacturing Complex in Ontario

2020 Wilson Award Winner

  • The Courtright team focused on the challenge presented by equipment or piping failures, which can be dangerous for employees and the environment. Because these failures can have many causes, they are often difficult to predict. The team’s winning idea was to deploy a wireless monitoring technology to collect thousands of data points securely and remotely, giving employees real-time data that is key to diagnosing and preventing these failures. 


    "We had a pump fail five times in the last two years. We wouldn’t detect any failure until it had already failed. When we put the wireless monitoring on the pump, within 24 hours we saw what the root cause was. We saw immediate feedback, immediate reward, and we haven’t seen a failure since."
    -Ryan Mapletoft, Rotating Equipment and Reliability Engineer, CF Industries Courtright Manufacturing Complex