April 27, 2007 — Intermet Corp. reports that its Jackson (TN) Die Cast Plant has achieved a full year of operation — 365 consecutive days — without recording a lost-time injury. The company's Die Cast Group president Todd Heavin credited the employees for their dedication.: "Everyone at the Jackson Plant takes ownership and has great pride in this achievement. It takes total teamwork from one end of the plant to the other, every employee, making safety an integral part of his or her job each day to reach this milestone," Heavin stated.
It is the third significant safety record for Intermet operations announced this year. In January the group announced that in December its New River Foundry in Radford, VA, achieved 2 million hours of continuous operation (more than 800 days) without a lost-time injury. And, earlier this month Intermet noted that its Archer Creek Plant in Lynchburg, VA, had achieved three-straight months (January through March 2007) without a recordable injury.
The Jackson employees will be treated to a celebration dinner in recognition of their accomplishment.
"Our Jackson plant's outstanding safety performance reflects Intermet's unwavering commitment to safety and our continued leadership position in the iron foundry and die cast industries," stated Intermet president Jeff Mihalic. He continued: "Intermet's Safety Vision 'The Parts We Make. The Way We Work.' continues to define our approach to operations for the benefit of our customers and our employees."