VONORE, Tenn. – MasterCraft has recently achieved an industry milestone, the company said in a press release yesterday. As of Feb. 12, MasterCraft employees worked one million hours without any time-loss injuries.
“Congratulations are due to all MasterCraft employees for their commitment to working smart and safe,” said John Fausch, vice president of operations. “They have shown that safety standards don’t need to suffer even with MasterCraft’s fast-paced and aggressive strategy to constantly introduce new technologies and boat models.”
MasterCraft recently initiated several safety programs across the entire company to raise awareness and to build more tools for working safely.
“Safety has always been important to MasterCraft,” said John Dorton, president and CEO. “But as usual, we are continually looking for ways to raise all aspects of our business to a higher standard. As a result we implemented additional safety measures with the idea to accomplish three main goals – first, to create the safest work environment possible for our employees and the families that depend on them. Second, we understand that if people are not absent due to injuries, the quality and integrity of the product is more consistent. And third, we want to reduce non-beneficial costs to the company like workman’s comp and use that money instead to invest in our business and its people. One million hours means we are hitting that mark and we are definitely proud of this dedicated group of employees.”
MasterCraft held a company-wide celebration to mark the accomplishment yesterday. MasterCraft and its employees are already counting down to the 2 million hour mark slated for sometime in October.