Wabash National Corp. announced Tuesday, April 15, that its manufacturing operations in Lafayette, Ind., were awarded a 2008 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for Safety Excellence from the U.S. National Safety Council.
“Safety is our number-one value and number-one priority at Wabash National,” says Dick Giromini, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “Everyone at Wabash National should take pride in this accomplishment.”
The award recognizes companies that have outstanding safety records compared to similar organizations. “Safety is a shared value at Wabash National,” says Brent Yeagy, vice president of manufacturing for the company’s Lafayette operations. “We are very proud of our associates for their hard work and attention to safe work practices.”
Both Wabash National locations in Lafayette were acknowledged for their excellence in safety performance, according to the company. “This award validates the dedication and pride our associates take in assuring that we continue to work in a safe environment,” says Eric Coates, the company’s director of environmental, health and safety.