Vinylmax Reaches New Safety Milestone
Ohio-based Vinylmax Windows recently reached a new safety milestone, operating for more than three years without a lost work time accident. The achievement represents more than 1,100 days safely worked by more than 200 employees since September 5, 2000, it reports. The vinyl window manufacturer's previous streak stretched 255 days.
"Every day our goal is to not have anyone get hurt today," says Mark Nolte, assistant plant manager. "We do the right things to make sure that happens, and the numbers take care of themselves. Achieving three years is easier than you think when you are focused on it one day at a time."
"Our employees are our most valuable asset," adds Laura Doerger-Roberts, president. "Their safety is integral to every aspect of our success."
Vinylmax employees have been rewarded for safety at several important milestones. Each has multiple shirts sporting the company's "No Safety, Know Pain, Know Safety, No Pain" safety slogan. To celebrate the three-year milestone, employees were treated to a steak lunch on September 26, provided by long-time Vinylmax supplier Ashland Hardware Systems. "Even our vendors recognize the value of our leadership in safety in the window industry," says Craig Doerger, owner and VP of operations. "It truly impacts everything we do."
"We ask our employees to focus on quality, speed, and accuracy in addition to safety," adds Doerger-Roberts. "This achievement is a testament to their conscientious hard work."
Employees at Vinylmax's plant in Hamilton, Ohio, marking the three-year safety milestone