Pawcatuck, Conn. — Davis-Standard L.L.C. recently achieved a milestone for safety.
The company's largest manufacturing facility in Pawcatuck celebrated 365 days without a lost-time injury accident. The milestone is the company's first priority in its "Surpass" operational system, which is safety, Davis-Standard said in a statement.
"All of the credit in reaching this milestone goes to the hard work of our fully empowered safety committee and the employees in Pawcatuck," Chief Operating Officer Dan Guthrie said in a statement. "Empowering all employees to work safely, participate in training sessions, conduct area inspections, sharing global toolbox talk lessons learned and a continuous desire to put safety first are the major contributors leading to this milestone."
Mike Newhall, vice president of manufacturing, credited Pawcatuck Safety Manager Ryan Steele with implementing initiatives that led to the milestone.
"This milestone is validation of the safety committee's dedication and the commitment by all of our employees to achieve daily standards of excellence," Steele said. "We will continue to be diligent with the goal of celebrating this milestone at every Davis-Standard manufacturing facility worldwide."
Davis-Standard is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology. It has more than 1,350 employees worldwide and has manufacturing and technical facilities in the U.S., Canada, China, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.