RACINE, WI — Modine Manufacturing has won the 2004 Award of Excellence for outstanding safety from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Modine was presented the award for its Lawrenceburg, Tenn., facility. In July, Tennessee Labor Commissioner James Neeley will present the award at the Tennessee Safety Congress in Nashville.
The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence honors employers and their employees who have together achieved the required number of hours worked without a lost workday case and have maintained injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. Receiving the Commissioner’s Award also qualifies Modine for the Governor’s Award of Excellence, which will be announced in October.
Modine’s Lawrenceburg facility employs more than 200 people and produces aluminum charge-air coolers for heavy-duty trucks, aluminum oil coolers and layered oil coolers for passenger cars, and engine-cooling modules for heavy trucks.
Plant manager Greg Mansfield said the facility’s successful operations have allowed them to increase employment locally. “We’ve added 35 people during the current quarter alone,” said Mansfield. “That’s good for our company and good for our community.”
Mansfield said he is proud of his facility’s safety record. “We recently marked seven months without a recordable injury in the workplace – that’s an all-time record in 25 years of operation here in Lawrenceburg. In addition, we have had nearly eight years without a lost-time accident. Safety keeps our operation running at peak efficiency so we can deliver products on time to our customers.”
To learn more about Modine, go to: www.modine.com.
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