The award was instituted in 2012 and will be presented annually to the company division with the best safety record for the year. To win the 2012 award, the Woodgrain window division reported the following safety metrics for its manufacturing locations here, in Monroe, N.C., and in Anniston, Ala.:
A recordable incident rate half that of the national average
A decrease in the lost workday incident rate and workers compensation costs
“The safety of our employees always has been a very important focus for Woodgrain and Windsor,” said Woodgrain CEO Kelly Dame. “Safety is our number one priority.”
Dame awarded a traveling plaque to the winning Woodgrain window division, along with the right to display the award through 2013.
“It is a true honor to be the first winning division to receive this award,” said Mark Rieser, president of the window division of Woodgrain Millwork. “By showing personal responsibility for a safe workplace, every one of our window employees helps to achieve the Woodgrain Millwork core value of respect for people.”
Woodgrain Millwork, Fruitland, Idaho, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wood moulding and trim, as well as one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of prefinished mouldings and pine interior doors. Woodgrain consists of four divisions: millwork, distribution, doors and windows. It employs more than 3,000 in 20 locations in the United States, Chile and China.
About Windsor Windows & Doors
Established in 1946, Windsor Windows & Doors markets Pinnacle wood windows and patio doors, Next Dimension vinyl windows and patio doors, and Legend cellular PVC windows. Windsor is owned by Woodgrain Millwork, which is the largest U.S. manufacturer of prefinished mouldings and interior pine doors. Windsor operates its divisional headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa, and has an additional manufacturing facility in Monroe, N.C. In their total commitment to customers, Windsor Windows promises quality, service, responsiveness and value. For more information, visit www.windsorwindows.com.
About Woodgrain Millwork Inc.
With more than 55 years in the millwork business, Woodgrain Millwork continues to build on the tradition of excellence as a market leader. Woodgrain's vertical integration strategy allows the company to bring high-quality products to the market at the lowest total cost of ownership. The diverse product offering includes: moulding, door shop products, wood stile and rail doors, moulded skin doors, patio doors, window parts, and windows. For more information, visit www.woodgrainmillwork.com.