Linetec wins Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

Wisconsin Safety Council 2018

From left to right: Colleen Hruska, R. N., Linetec Occupational Health Coordinator, MacKenzie Lambert, Linetec Safety Coordinator, Brian Stratton, Linetec Safety Manager, and Janet Metzger, WSC’s executive director

Wausau, Wisconsin (April 19, 2018) – Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) honored Linetec, one of the largest finishing companies of architectural aluminum products in the U.S., with a 2017 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award. WSC says this award recognizes companies that “value their employees and take pride in ensuring their safety.”

Rick Marshall, Linetec’s president, shared the achievement and his appreciation with the entire company. He says, “We would like to thank each of our employees for earning this honor. We are fortunate to have developed a very safety-focused culture at Linetec, where our employees suggest and implement safety improvements on a daily basis, and even coach and recognize their peers on their safety behaviors.”

Mike Schauls, vice president of operations, adds, “The #1 core value at Linetec is safety. Each and every meeting throughout the hierarchy of our business begins with safety.”

Linetec’s safety manager Brian Stratton, safety coordinator MacKenzie Lambert and occupational health coordinator Colleen Hruska, R.N., accepted the award on April 18 during the 76th Annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference.

Stratton elaborates, “Striving for excellence, Linetec is continuously improving our already solid safety program. Our efforts and the commitment of our associates not only allows our company to maintain better than industry average safety performance, but also to achieve a world-class safety level by manufacturing industry standards.”

For metal finishing and coating businesses, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports a three-year industry average injury incident rate of 5.0. Linetec reported an incident rate below 1.0 for the 2017 calendar year.

“The single most important factor to our success is our associates,” says Lambert. “They do an exemplary job of reporting injuries, working with the nurse, and following safety policies and procedures.”

Linetec was one of 12 winners selected by an independent panel of 30 judges including safety, insurance and human resource professionals. Each nomination was evaluated for organizational safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, employee participation, as well as safety accomplishments and goals.

“This year’s winners embody the success stories that make Wisconsin one of the safest states to work,” said Janet Metzger, WSC’s executive director. “We would like to congratulate the winning companies along with all the finalists as they are true models to businesses across the state of what it means to make the safety of their employees a priority each and every day.”

About Wisconsin Safety Council

WSC_logo_2cWisconsin Safety Council (WSC) is the state’s leading provider of safety training and products, serving members of all sizes and every sector of the economy. WSC provides scheduled training programs across Wisconsin, in addition to private, customized training for your individual company. It is also the number one resource for safety products ranging from first aid training materials to emergency defibrillators. WSC is the official state chapter of the National Safety Council and is a proud program of WMC Foundation.

About Linetec

Located in Wisconsin, Linetec serves customers across the country, finishing such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural metal components, as well as automotive, marine and manufactured consumer goods. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG).

Linetec is a member of the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

Wisconsin Safety Council 2018

Linetec honored with Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award

Linetec has earned the 2012 Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award in the “Environment” category. It was one of only five in the state to win in a Corporate Citizenship Award and the only company honored in this category for “positive programs in place such as pollution reduction, recycling, and energy-saving measures.”

Linetec was recognized for our industry-leading energy conservation. The company participates in peak energy management programs offered by Wisconsin Public Service and leverages a formal Energy Management Team to identify energy savings. Linetec also relies on a volunteer employee “Green Team,” empowered to identify future waste reduction/recycling opportunities.

“We measure progress on all of our environmental efforts through carbon footprint tracking. We already have surpassed our goals for 2012, including green house gas reduction of 15%, solid waste reduction of 10% and water use reduction of 5%,” says Rick Marshall, Linetec’s president. “Environmental leadership and sustainability is no longer just a way to do good, but a good way to do business. It has enabled us to manage in a resource-challenged world and remain cost-competitive. It’s an integral part of our strategy and culture.”

retired Green Bay Packers player, William Henderson, presented the 2012 Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award to Linetec’s Tammy Schroeder and Jon Close

The 5th Annual 2012 Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Awards were presented in Lake Geneva, Wis., on Oct. 4, 2012. Linetec’s vice president of sales and marketing, Jon Close, and senior marketing specialist, Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Corporate Report Wisconsin will feature the award winners in its November issue.

Earlier this year, Linetec also was selected for the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award for Sustainability and the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award.

Learn more about Linetec, our award-winning sustainability efforts, and our environmentally responsible finishing services at www.linetec.com or calling 888-717-1472.