December 15, 2021
Sugar beet processor Amalgamated Sugar announced this week that its Nampa, ID plant celebrated the achievement of 500,000 hours without a recordable injury at the facility by presenting a $5,000 check to Make-A-Wish Idaho. The firm said the figure represents the highest number of safe work hours ever logged at the location.
“Amalgamated Sugar is committed to continuous improvement, and that is especially true of our safety performance over the last few years,” Dave Hawk, plant manager for the Nampa site, said in a release. “Our employees make safety a priority every day. They take pride in accomplishing this record and the opportunity to make this donation to such a worthy cause in our community.”
$5,000 was provided to the plant under the company’s President’s Safety Award Program, which awards funds to facilities to donate to a charitable organization when they hit safety milestones. Workers at the Nampa plant selected Make-A-Wish Idaho.
“The company and our union have worked hard to improve safety at the factory,” said Rey Basaldua, vice president of the BCTGM Union Nampa Local 284G, in a statement. “It is important that every employee can return home to their families the same way as they left them.”
The Nampa site is one of three processing plants operated by Amalgamated Sugar.
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