Boston Whaler was one of six facilities to win this years Chairmans Safety Award. The purpose of the program is to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries.
In his remarks, McCoy commended the group for its outstanding performance. At Brunswick, we believe it is everyones responsibility to contribute to safety in the workplace, he said. We have high standards at Brunswick and work hard each day to ensure the safety of our employees and the communities in which they work and live. We congratulate Boston Whaler and its employees on this tremendous accomplishment.
Boston Whalers Environmental Health and Safety Manager Chris Carver then took the floor to introduce the safety team and to announce Cudas Unhooked as the recipient of the $10,000 Brunswick award money, with an additional contribution of $1,700 directly from Boston Whaler. The local organizations mission is to provide necessary support to financially challenged or at-risk students of New Smyrna Beach High School. Cudas Unhooked Chairman Shawn Lane and his son, Chad, thanked everyone and explained that the money will be put towards building a new five-bedroom home, just two blocks from the high school, to house students in need. Whalers contribution will cover the cost of lumber to complete the project.
Boston Whaler Vice President of Operations Rebecca Crews closed the ceremony by extending her sincere pride in the safety efforts of all the employees. We have one of the best manufacturing teams around! Crews said.
Following the ceremony, a company gift was presented to all employees, along with a celebratory luncheon.