Utility receives safety award

US-based OEM, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, has received a safety accolade for one of its production facilities.

Utility’s dry van manufacturing plant in Glade Spring, Virginia, has received the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing (SVAM) Excellence in Safety Award.

This is the second time the Glade Spring plant has been recognised by SVAM.

The first award was presented to Utility in 2014 for Manufacturer of the Year.

The Excellence in Safety Award highlights a manufacturer that goes beyond regulatory requirements to ensure a safe workplace for their employees.

“We are very proud to receive this recognition from SVAM,” said Utility Glade Spring Plant Manager, Sam Cassell.

“We have implemented a safety program that all of our plant team members participate in.

“We hold monthly safety meetings, offer safety training, conduct effective accident investigations and enforce many other safety measures. Maintaining a safe workplace is a top priority for us,” he said.

Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing is a non-profit organisation focused on supporting and strengthening manufacturers in the region. SVAM’s main goal is to improve the image of manufacturing and increase the number of individuals pursuing careers in manufacturing.

“We are incredibly grateful for the partnership we have with Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. in Glade Spring,” said SVAM Executive Director, Lennie Gail Mitcham. “I have worked with several employees at the Glade Spring plant and every person has been knowledgeable and supportive of the mission of SVAM.”

In other news, Utility celebrated a fleet milestone.

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