Employees at the Menominee (Michigan) recycled pulp mill have won $15,000 in cash prizes through the Resolute’s Board Safety Award program for achieving 1.75 million consecutive hours of work without a single recordable injury. The milestone was reached on August 31, 2021, after eight and a half years of working safely.
As a result, employees were able to present checks to the Johnson Controls Backpack program and the Menominee Police Department canine unit (K9) at a ceremony held last week at the facility. Were present Resolute President and Executive Director Remi G. Lalonde, accompanied by Police Captain Justin Hofer; Backpack Program volunteer Maggie Faccio, as well as other company executives and factory managers and employees.
“We recognize our employees’ significant health and safety efforts by celebrating them and their achievements,” said Lalonde. “Employees share the award with their communities by choosing the benefactors themselves, which makes it special and meaningful, particularly in the context of the pandemic. We are very proud of our Menominee mill employees for reaching this remarkable milestone”.
Employees chose to donate $10,000 to the Johnson Controls backpack program, wich meets the nutritional needs of more than 200 school-aged children every week. A donation of $5,000 was also made to the Menominee Police Department’s canine (K9) unit, which assists in searches for missing persons, drug investigations, and supports other area law enforcement agencies.
Resolute is committed to supporting the needs and interests of the communities where it operates. The company’s Board of Directors Safety Award program supports community and charitable organizations selected by employees for every 250,000 hours achieved without a recordable injury. More than $2.5 million has been donated to local organizations in the company’s operating communities since 2010 as part of this program.