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New Penn facility celebrates 500 day major safety milestone

On May 15, 2013 the New Penn Milton, Pa. facility celebrated its 500th consecutive day without a single lost time injury. This monumental achievement was reached by all employees at the facility across all operations including dock-workers, drivers, office-workers and sales personnel. "Working safely every day takes practice, determination and focus. I am proud of the employees at Milton, Pa., and their level of commitment. These employees lead our team through their attention to safety and high quality service each and every day," said Steve Gast, New Penn president. "I was proud to meet each employee and thank them for their superb commitment to safety on that record-breaking day."

The Milton terminal serves the North Central Pennsylvania region and currently employs 39 professionals. Terminal Manager Ruth Mull commended those individuals on their achievement, and stressed the significance of workplace safety.

"Achieving this record takes everyone's involvement," said Ruth. "As a manager or supervisor you can discuss safety every day and make it your top priority . . . but it all comes down to the employees and what they do. The employees make this happen with their work ethics and diligence to work injury-free. I cannot thank our employees enough."

In addition to the safety commitment and focus of its employees, New Penn officials cite ongoing safety initiatives and training programs for assisting in the success of its many facilities. These initiatives and programs consist of training videos, sophisticated weather and roadway monitoring technologies, regular safety meetings, and more.