MAG Fond du Lac Plant Receives Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award
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MAG IAS, LLC
Olympic Corporate Center I 3940 Olympic Boulevard
Erlanger, KY, 41018
Press release date: April 9, 2012
MAG is one of 14 winners of 2011 Wisconsin Corporate Safety award from Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Fond du Lac, WI, April 9, 2012 - MAG's Fond du Lac plant has received a 2011 Wisconsin Corporate Safety award from the Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The plant was one of 85 finalists selected from 166 companies that submitted applications.
"As a large machine tool builder and machining facility employing 300, our management team recognized years ago that safety must be a daily priority for every person who walks in our doors," said MAG Safety Director Americas Joe Pausha. "As a result, we have built an extensive range of programs aimed at employees and contractors from day one - even our off-site employees - that has made our plant a model in its industry and enabled us to enjoy a full year without a recordable injury."
The innovative approaches to safety at MAG include:
o Ergonomic engineering and planning for plant equipment and material handling.
o Employee performance reviews that stress safety.
o Constant solicitation of employees for ways to improve safety.
o 54 hours first responder training with Moraine Park, a local technical college.
o Hiring a cleaning service for all shifts to clean plant floors, machines and employee work areas.
"To achieve the safety record we have, you must 'sweat the small stuff' and that starts with plant-floor cleanliness," said Pausha. "As an indicator of our success in this one area, other large manufacturers have toured our facility to benchmark our housekeeping standards. Our management team and employees all have key roles in achieving this high level of success." The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state's leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. Established in 1923, it is an educational division of WMC, the state manufacturers' association, and is the state chapter of the National Safety Council.
MAG is a leading machine tool and systems company serving the durable goods industry worldwide with complete manufacturing solutions for metal cutting and composites applications. With a strong foundation based upon renowned brands such as Boehringer, Cincinnati, Cross & Trecker, Ex-Cell-O, Fadal, Forest Liné, Giddings & Lewis, Hessapp, Honsberg, Hüller Hille, Lamb, Modul and Witzig & Frank, MAG is recognized as the preeminent provider of tailored production solutions based on state-of-the-art technology. Key industrial markets served include aerospace, automotive and truck, heavy equipment, oil and gas, rail, solar energy, wind turbine production and general machining.
With manufacturing and support operations strategically located worldwide, MAG offers comprehensive lines of equipment and technologies including turning, milling, hobbing, grinding, honing, systems integration, composites processing, maintenance, automation and software, tooling and fluids, and core components.
For more information about MAG, please visit: www.mag-ias.com