Saturday, 23 August 2014 05:25

Governor’s Safety and Health Award Goes to Carhartt in Edmonton

Clothing factory has worked more than half a million hours without a lost-time incident

Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet along with company officials from Carhartt in Edmonton recognized employees for earning the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The clothing manufacturer has not had a lost-time incident in more than 500,000 work hours, going back to November 2011.

Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry L. Roberts applauded the company’s dedication to safety.

“To go half a million hours without a lost-time incident is an outstanding achievement, and something everybody at Carhartt can be proud to accomplish,” said Secretary Roberts. “Employees are the key to the success of any company, and it’s obvious that Carhartt in Edmonton recognizes their importance.”

Carhartt manufactures apparel for workers on and off the job. Established in 1889, the company is family-owned. Descendants of the company’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt, still operate the company, which has grown to employ about 4,400 people worldwide. The facility in Edmonton currently has approximately 140 employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227 represents the employees at Carhartt in Edmonton.




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