Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre Receives SHARP Award

Aug. 1, 2006 - The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) on July 27 presented Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre with the Michigan SHARP Award for an exemplary safety and health management system.

Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre, located in Menominee, Michigan, is one of the first two companies in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to receive this prominent award and one of only six facilities in the entire state.

The SHARP award was presented by Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Director Robert W. Swanson during the company's ten year anniversary celebration.

“This is an outstanding day for Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre—you are celebrating your 10th Anniversary and you are receiving an award few companies will achieve,” Swanson said. “Your decision to produce a high-quality product, while protecting your workers and the environment makes you one of Michigan’s Economic All Stars.”

SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) is a cooperative program between business and government that recognizes Michigan employers and employees that are committed to creating a workplace culture that makes safety their top priority. The program is designed to recognize employers that have achieved safety and health excellence far beyond their peers.

Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre is a state-of-the-art de-inked pulp mill. At full capacity, the mill can produce over 163,000 metric tons per year of high-quality recycled pulp with characteristics that equal or exceed that of hardwood virgin fiber.

SOURCE: Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre and Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth

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