Mercury Marine’s St. Cloud, Florida plant recently received the Brunswick Corporation Chairman’s Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement. The facility manufacturers electronics, coil winding, plastic injection molding and integrated assemblies.
“Safety is everyone’s responsibility and concern at Brunswick,” says Mark Schwabero, Brunswick Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Each day we strive to ensure the safety of our employees and the communities in which they live and work. Our congratulations to these facilities and their employees on their tremendous accomplishments.”
The presentation, held at Mercury’s St. Cloud facility, was attended by Schwabero as well as Mercury Marine’s Vice President of Global Operations, Chris Drees and other company executives. The ceremony also attracted St. Cloud mayor Rebecca Borders; Executive Director Manufacturer’s Association of Central Florida Sherry Reeves; and CEO of Florida Makes, Kevin Carr.
In conjunction with this award, Brunswick will donate US $10,000 on behalf of St. Cloud employees to a charitable organization of their choice.
After a vote, the employees decided to give out two awards with US $5,000 each going to Give Kids the World Village foundation and the Saint Cloud Community Pantry.
“Our St. Cloud facility continues to raise the bar for excellence in safety,” says Drees. “Their dedication to safety and commitment to creating a winning culture is the foundation for what our company is built on.”
The Chairman’s Safety Award is the company’s highest honour in the safety award program. The purpose of the award is to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries.
Each year, Brunswick Corporation hands out three Chairman’s Safety Awards. In 2016, the awards were given to Mercury Marine in St. Cloud, Florida; Mercury Marine Regional Distribution Center in Dandenong, Australia; and Whale Parts and Accessories in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Mercury Marine is a US $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation.