updated: 10/17/2008 1:40:01 PM
The Fort Wayne Assembly plant for General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) has been presented the "2 Million Work Hours Award" by the National Safety Council. The plant, which is in Roanoke just outside Fort Wayne, has received the honor for completing two million work hours without an occupation injury or illness.
Source: Inside Indiana Business
ROANOKE, IN. (October 17, 2008) –General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly truck plant, located in Roanoke, Indiana, has been award the” 2 Million Work Hours Award” by the National Safety Council for having completed two million work-hours without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work. Fort Wayne Assembly was among a select group of facilities honored for having more than 2 million hours without incurring any lost work day cases.
According to Plant Manager, Mike Glinski, “General Motors is committed to worker safety in every manufacturing operation and the Fort Wayne Assembly truck plant is no exception. We believe nothing we do is worth risking an injury, and we have very deliberately focused on training and teamwork to prevent accidents.” UAW Local 2209 President, Orval Plumlee said, “We are pleased and honored for this outstanding recognition of our hard work and this performance shows that our worker safety training is thorough, consistent and effective.”
About General Motors (GM)
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 266,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 35 countries. In 2007, nearly 9.37 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.
Source: General Motors Corp.