Profile Products Celebrates 1M Safe Hours
Blue Mountain, Miss. (June 12, 2013) – Officials from PROFILE Products and state and local officials gathered today to celebrate 1 million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident at the company’s facility in Blue Mountain, Miss. The company reached the milestone on April 8, following a streak that began more than 11 years ago in March 2002.
PROFILE Products provides environmentally-sound, site-specific solutions, including soil modification, erosion control and plant establishment.
“This is truly a milestone to celebrate. It’s rare for any company to achieve 1 million safe hours, and I commend PROFILE Products and its employees in Blue Mountain for their commitment to safety,” said Brent Christensen, Mississippi Development Authority executive director. “This achievement is a great example of employees working together to do a job well while doing it safely, and I hope today’s celebration encourages other companies throughout the state to follow in PROFILE Products’ footsteps.”
The Blue Mountain facility, under the ownership of PROFILE Products since 1986, has a history of safety awareness. To ensure its 45 employees remain up-to-date on safety procedures, the company holds biweekly safety meetings. Monthly safety tours are also conducted to check machines for deficiencies and to certify employees have safe access to equipment.
“This accomplishment is something we are all extremely proud of,” said PROFILE Products President and CEO John Schoch. “We work hard across all of our businesses to make safety our top priority, and our colleagues in Blue Mountain have led the way by their example. This is a terrific opportunity to honor their leadership.”
Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Ill., PROFILE Products owns three manufacturing facilities nationwide. The Blue Mountain facility mines, processes and distributes clay primarily to companies in the sports turf and golf industry. The company’s other two locations are in Conover, N.C. and Limestone, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.profileproducts.com.