Fisher-Barton Manufacturing Division Celebrates One Million Hours of No Lost Time

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Since December 2005, Fisher-Barton's South Carolina manufacturing plant has been a model for safety, with no lost time accidents occurring. Sept. 16, 2010 marked one million hours worked without a lost time accident. Employees celebrated the safety milestone on Oct. 4 with a catered lunch. To further recognize this exceptional achievement, employees also received new lunch coolers, hats, backpacks, water bottles, T-shirts and a commemorative “Toledo Torch," one of the items manufactured at the Fountain Inn facility.

Fisher-Barton employees celebrate their one million hour safety streak with a catered lunch.

Fisher-Barton South Carolina celebrated one million hours worked without a lost time accident on Sept. 16, 2010. Fisher-Barton’s current string of safety began in December 2005.

“We attribute this record to employee teamwork and the desire to do the right thing to help control and eliminate hazards identified in the workplace,” stated Greg Andress, President of Fisher-Barton South Carolina. “Celebrations are nice, but more importantly, we have the satisfaction of knowing that each one of our employees are able to return home safely every day.”

Employees celebrated the safety milestone on Oct. 4 with a catered lunch. To further recognize this exceptional achievement, employees also received new lunch coolers, hats, backpacks, water bottles, T-shirts and a commemorative “Toledo Torch,” one of the items manufactured at the Fountain Inn facility. Eager to attain even greater safety longevity, Fisher-Barton South Carolina employees take pride in keeping their work environment safe and don’t hesitate to educate fellow colleagues if a safety concern is observed.

“As a Fisher-Barton employee, I am encouraged by the way the company recognizes my suggestions, keeping it a safe place to work,” said Pierre Lee, a Lead Operator in the assembly area.

Specializing in lawn mower blade manufacturing, metal stamping and metal fabrication, Fisher-Barton South Carolina has the ability to stamp, heat treat and weld all under one convenient roof. By keeping everything in-house, employees have full control during all aspects of the production process to ensure there are no shortcuts taken. Continual investments in facility, equipment, safety and the knowledge of the metallurgy of raw material help make Fisher-Barton products stand out.

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