MEMIC Honors Employers for Outstanding Workplace Safety 2014
At the Portland Museum of Art, Vice President for Loss Control and Safety Karl Siegfried paid tribute to the following employers for their workplace safety efforts:
- Moody’s Collision Centers, Gorham, Maine
- Volunteers of America, Brunswick, Maine
- Northeast Packaging Company, Presque Isle, Maine
- Rochling Advent Tool and Mold, Rochester, New York
- Latex International, Shelton, Connecticut
- Colwen Management, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize businesses that have worked hard to stand out from the crowd,” said Siegfried. “These policyholders exemplify, each in their own unique way, how smart businesses operate by putting worker safety first.”
The awardees included:
Moody’s Collision Centers, Gorham, Maine
Founded in 1997 in their current Gorham, Maine location, Moody’s Collision Centers now features nine locations and services over 7,700 customers annually. An employee-owned company, Moody’s features a high performance safety program through organization, housekeeping practices and green technology. This culture of safety was built by employees looking to do a job more efficiently and watching out for their fellow employee-owners.
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Volunteers of America, Brunswick, Maine
Serving Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Volunteers of America Northern New England is a non-profit organization committed to the safety and health of its employees and clients. The national Volunteers of America organization has been involved in community support since 1896 and has served more than 2 million people across 44 states with housing and support programs for seniors, veterans and disadvantaged youth.
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Northeast Packaging Company, Presque Isle, Maine
Northeast Packaging Company, established in 1972, supplies farms across Maine and Canada with produce shipping materials such as bags and other packaging. A family-owned and operated company, Northeast Packaging uses state of the art equipment and techniques both in its manufacturing processes and in its safety procedures. Positive changes in the company’s safety procedures can be seen through daily meetings, employee-directed safety audits and the owner’s commitment to make safety a priority.
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Rochling Advent Tool and Mold, Rochester, New York
Founded in 1978 as a mold manufacturer for the plastics industry, this company has expanded to include engineering and design as well as the production of tools, injection and blown molding, plastic parts, assembly and packaging. With this expansion the company’s focus on safety has also grown, showing its dedication to employee safety and retention. With a focus on behavioral safety, employees promote safety as a positive, creating a safe work environment and adapting as the work changes.
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Latex International LLC, Shelton, Connecticut
Founded in 1975, Latex International is the largest Talalay Latex producer in the world. Working from a state of the art manufacturing facility, this company serves more than 500 retail customers world-wide. The company attributes its safety record to monthly safety training for employees and paying close attention to ergonomics, both on the shop floor and in every step of the manufacturing process.
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Colwen Management, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Since its first property in Foxborough, Massachusetts in 1998, Colwen Management has remained consistent to its core values and goals. This company has grown to a team of more than 1,500 employees and 25 hotel properties. As the company has grown, Colwen has kept an active interest in safety through regular management programs and training, routine self-inspections and new-hire orientations to ensure that the culture of safety spreads throughout all of its locations.
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The MEMIC Group includes parent company, Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, and MEMIC Indemnity Company, also rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, as well as MEMIC Casualty Company, also rated “A” (Excellent). As super-regional workers’ compensation specialty insurers, The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers’ compensation in 46 states plus the District of Columbia. The group insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees, and holds more than $1 billion in assets. The group maintains offices in Manchester, NH; Glastonbury, CT; Albany, NY; Weehawken, NJ; West Conshohocken, PA; Tysons Corner, VA; and Tampa, FL; in addition to its headquarters in Portland, ME.