PaperWorks Wabash Mill Reaches Safety Milestone

Aug. 3, 2011 - PaperWorks said that its mill in Wabash, Indiana on July 31 reached its one millionth consecutive hour without an accident.

“This is a very rare and impressive accomplishment for not only our industry, but any industry,” said Joe Atkinson, Director of Safety at PaperWorks. “Setting this kind of safety record in two years is nothing short of amazing.”

Atkinson was the initiator of a company-wide safety program that was implemented across the company’s mills in 2009, and has since begun being instituted in its other facilities.

“Mill management and staff have really taken ownership of plant safety,” Atkinson said. “This is an accomplishment shared by everyone here, and only the first of many millions of incident-free hours to come.”

The Wabash mill produces coated and uncoated recycled paperboard and employs 225 people.

Founded in 2008, PaperWorks Industries is a leading North American integrated full-service packaging provider. The company’s Packaging Group is considered a leading innovator in the production of specialized folding cartons, serving clients of all sizes across North America from 11 facilities. Its Paperboard Group manufactures approximately 300,000 tons of 100% recycled paperboard every year for a variety of end uses, and further specializes in the cutting and distribution of all paper types according to specific customer needs. PaperWorks Industries is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

SOURCE: PaperWorks Industries, Inc.