Mercury Marine’s Juarez, Mexico plant is celebrating a major milestone this week, reporting two million hours with no lost time injuries dating back to 2017. In 2014, the Juarez plant achieved more than one million hours without a lost-time incident, earning the plant the 2014 Brunswick Chairman’s Safety Award. Mercury has owned the Juarez facility for more than 25 years with more than 700 employees, producing wire harnesses, control boxes and electrical parts.
On Feb. 5, the plant celebrated together during the lunch hour, signing a commemorative banner and a commitment to continue its leadership in safety.
“Building and maintaining a culture of safety as well as attention to detail has been the key to our success as a business unit here in Juarez” said Vicente Rodriguez, General Manager of Mercury Juarez. “To achieve two million hours with no lost time injuries is an incredible feat and I’m proud of all of our employees who remain committed to our safety mission.”
This isn’t the first time the Juarez plant has been honored by the company, in 2015, Mercury Marine’s Juarez plant received the Brunswick Corporation Chairman’s Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement.
In addition, the plant won the 2014 S.A.F.E. Award, for giving voice to employee concerns regarding safety, quality and productivity in the facility. This is a program that continues today with great success and has been a springboard for other facilities to integrate similar initiatives.
“In 2018 we implemented various safety initiatives that have been well received by our entire workforce,” said Rodriguez. “Safety takes a commitment from everyone and with a continued focus on safety in our plant, I am confident that we will continue to reach our goals and set additional milestones in the near future.”