Brunswick has announced that by the end of April 2011 its Fort Wayne Operations (FWO) had successfully worked more than one million hours (1,020,278) without a lost time accident or illness. The manufacturing plant, which produces Harris FloteBote and Cypress Cay pontoons, has long championed safety as part of its broader mission of producing quality pontoon boats for families across North America.
“Brunswick Fort Wayne Operations has always promised its customers the highest-quality pontoons on the market,” says Tavid Markarian, Vice President Of Operations at the Fort Wayne plant. “That guarantee is possible because of our workers' dedication to best practices. One million hours without lost time is affirmation of that dedication.”
Brunswick FWO follows stringent construction methods that ensure the utmost safety and efficiency. These professional and sound manufacturing standards have resulted in the highest production levels in the operation's history, and earned the manufacturing plant the 2010 Safety Award from parent company Brunswick Corporation.
Brunswick FWO employees celebrated the milestone of one million safe hours with a luncheon this month, where each received a polo shirt with a custom Brunswick FWO “Million Man Hours” logo.
“We are one big team here at Brunswick FWO, and that kind of atmosphere is part of what makes our company an industry leader,” explains Brad Anderson, company president. “Safety for our workers goes hand-in-hand with our core values.”