ADM's Mankato Plant Earns Governor's Safety Award
"Employers like ADM know that safety isn't automatic," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort for ADM to protect its employees."
Since 1934, the annual Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels: Meritorious Achievement, Outstanding Achievement and Award of Honor.
This is the first year the Mankato Processing facility earned the Award of Honor.
"The safety of our employees and contractors is a top priority at all of our facilities, and we are extremely proud that we have only had one lost work day injury in almost eight years. It's also been nearly two years since the last recordable injury at our Mankato facility," said Brad Bouma, manager of the facility. "This achievement is a testament to the teamwork and focus of our employees at Mankato, and we look forward to continuing to build on this record even further."
The Governor's Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 82nd Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1828, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries.
About ADM in Mankato
ADM owns and operates a soybean processing facility and a vegetable oil refinery in Mankato, employing 130 people. These facilities connect the harvest to the home by processing soybeans into oil and meal for the food and animal feed industries.