Red Wing, Minn. (PRWEB) March 21, 2010
Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection and safety equipment, has been named the 2009 Red Wing Manufacturer of the Year by the Red Wing (Minnesota) Chamber of Commerce.
Patty Brown, president of the chamber, commented, “Capital Safety has been a model for the manufacturing companies in our community. Their focus on serving their customers while creating a positive place to work has a very good influence on other area businesses. Capital Safety’s (http://www.capitalsafety.com) success not only creates jobs in Red Wing, it creates very good jobs.”
Key improvements that were recognized by the voting membership in determining the award included:
- The addition of a certified quality test lab to the Red Wing location
- Expansion of the fall protection training center in Red Wing
- Expansion of the company’s international operations with the establishment of a subsidiary in Brazil
- An annualized employee turnover rate of just 9 percent
- A 50 percent reduction in the number of recordable injuries
- A 75 percent reduction in the number of lost work-day incidents
“Our employees’ dedication and commitment to serving our customers as one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of height safety and fall protection equipment makes us unique,” said Phil Jacobson, director of human resources at Capital Safety (http://www.capitalsafety.com). “Our competitors may copy our products, but they will never be able to copy our employees’ passion for excellence.”
“The chamber allows Capital Safety to be part of the collective voice of the community,” Jacobson continues. “We firmly believe business-to-business networking is a key tool that will help ensure the ongoing success of the Red Wing community. Everyone in the community benefits when we work together. If one business is growing, the rest of the community wins in multiple ways.”
Capital Safety, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 12 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance and professional customer service. For further information, contact Capital Safety at 800-328-6146, 651-388-8282 or visit them on the web at http://www.capitalsafety.com.
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