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Carhartt in Madisonville Presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Carhartt in Madisonville Presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Bill Stephens

June 17th, 2016

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Frankfort, Ky. (June 16, 2016)Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Carhartt’s Madisonville Cutting Facility today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 669,980 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.

“Carhartt’s Madisonville Cutting Facility has now earned this award two years in a row,” Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey stated.  “This is indicative of the high-priority that this facility places on protecting its employees.  The Labor Cabinet is dedicated to working with all of the Commonwealth’s employers to ensure that the men and women in Kentucky’s workforce return home in the same healthy condition in which they arrived to work.  This facility clearly understands this same creed, and on behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, I’d like to congratulate you on earning this distinguished award.”

Founded in 1889, Carhartt employs 50 associates in the Madisonville facility.  Carhartt also operates a RCV Distribution Center in Hanson, KY; a Supply Chain Operations Center in Irvine, KY; and a sewing facility in Edmonton, KY.

“Many of our Madisonville associates have worked together for years and are personally invested in each other’s welfare,” Carhartt President and COO Linda Hubbard said. “This kind of care and concern helps perpetuate Carhartt’s best-in-class safety and training culture, and this recognition is a testament to the dedication of our Madisonville associates and the great emphasis they place on upholding safety regulations and guidelines every single day. We could not succeed in business without their support and we are honored to receive the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the second consecutive year.”

“I congratulate the dedicated men and women of Carhartt’s Madisonville Cutting Facility for their commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment,” Sen. C.B. Embry (R-Butler) said. “This award is well-deserved, and I commend the company for its continual drive to ensure the well-being of its employees.”

Rep. Jim Gooch (R-Providence), who represents Carhartt’s Madisonville Cutting Facility in Hopkins County, was in attendance and also took time to recognize this achievement.

“Carhartt is a model example of Kentucky’s commitment to safe and efficient labor,” said Rep. Gooch. “The reception of the Governor’s Safety and Health Award demonstrates the Commonwealth’s ability to produce marketable commodities while maintaining and ensuring the safety and health of its laborers. We need to continue to recognize establishments whose commitment to excellence will continue to inspire and motivate other enterprises in order to obtain the economic prosperity we seek.”

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.

Attending the ceremony on behalf of the Labor Cabinet was Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes.

“Kentucky is proud of the investment that Carhartt has made into this state over the last 80 years.  This Governor’s Safety and Health Award is symbolic of this facility’s stellar workplace safety record, and it’s important that we take this time to recognize the men and women here in Hopkins County who work hard every day to carry-on this proud legacy.  Congratulations on your achievement, and we hope to see you once again next year.”

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