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Utility Trailer’s Clearfield, Utah Plant Wins TTMA Safety Award

June 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Pictured from left to right: Joe Kiechler, Director of Purchasing Mike Egbert, Plant Engineer Gary Foy, Materials Manager John Harris, Director of Manufacturing Todd Smith, Plant Manager Paul Bennett, Chairman and CEO Stephen Bennett, Vice President Jay Bills, Plant Superintendent Dennis Wilson, EHS Manager Joe Maylin, HR Manager. (Photo: Business Wire) Pictured from left to right: Joe Kiechler, Director of Purchasing Mike Egbert, Plant Engineer Gary Foy, Materials Manager John Harris, Director of Manufacturing Todd Smith, Plant Manager Paul Bennett, Chairman and CEO Stephen Bennett, Vice President Jay Bills, Plant Superintendent Dennis Wilson, EHS Manager Joe Maylin, HR Manager. (Photo: Business Wire)

 

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers has received a Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).

Utility’s Clearfield, Utah, trailer manufacturing plant was recently presented the TTMA’s “Category A” 2015 Plant Safety Award. This award is given by TTMA to trailer manufacturers — those with more than 750,000 work-hours — with the best overall safety record for cases with lost days. TTMA, has been presenting these awards for 44 years, and this is the fifth “Category A” award won by Utility Trailer since 2005.

In 2015, Utility’s Clearfield plant had a lost-day case rate of only 0.15, representing only two lost-day cases out of more than 1,130 employees, with over 2.7 million hours worked.

“Our safety record is the result of a continuing emphasis by all our employees on preventing and managing incidents, and the company’s comprehensive Return to Work program. We are honored to have the hard work of our employees recognized by our peers at TTMA,” said Todd Smith, Utility’s Clearfield Plant Manager.

“We couldn’t have achieved this award without the continuous focus by our employees on safety. We appreciate everyone’s efforts,” said Bob Griffis, Corporate Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.