(Statesboro, Georgia – April 19, 2018) – Great Dane’s manufacturing facility in Statesboro, Georgia, was recently recognized by the Georgia Association of Manufacturers (GAM) for its commitment to safety. At GAM’s Annual Safety Conference and Awards Luncheon on March 28, Great Dane’s Statesboro plant received a Safety Performance Award for having zero lost work cases in 2017.
“Great Dane is a proud member of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers and it is an honor to have our Statesboro plant recognized by this organization for our dedication to safety,” said Brian Sage, Great Dane’s executive vice president of Manufacturing. “Safety is a top priority at Great Dane and the Statesboro facility has excelled over the past year at creating a culture of safety throughout the plant at every level.”
At Great Dane’s internal safety conference in March, the Statesboro plant also received the company’s “Safest Facility” award for having the best overall safety record in 2017. This award is based on recordable incident rates (RIR), which include any injuries that require treatment greater than first aid, and lost time cases (LTC), which are the number of incidents that result in employees missing work days due to injury. Statesboro had the lowest RIR of any of Great Dane’s facilities and was one of five other Great Dane plants to achieve zero LTC’s in 2017.
“Thanks to the hard work and commitment of employees, 2017 was Great Dane’s safest year to date,” said Dave Ritchie, Great Dane’s director of Environmental Health and Safety. “We are continuing to build on our safety program in 2018 with the implementation of a Built-in-Safety (BIS) program and our new ‘I Promise to be Safe’ program, which focuses on employee commitments to be safe for family and friends.”
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Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at greatdane.com.