Safelite manufacturing facility reaches 2.5 million hours without a lost-time accident

The Safelite Glass Corp. manufacturing facility in Enfield, N.C., which employs 400 people, reached 2.5-million-hours without a lost-time accident (LTA).

It has been more than three-and-a-half years since the last LTA.

Out of the 20,000 North Carolina companies, Safelite Glass Corp. is one of only 48 at such a plateau. The manufacturing facility produces an estimated 28,000 windshields a week with a total of 1.4 million windshields manufactured per year.

“This is a significant achievement for our associates and I’m incredibly proud,” said Rich Glover, Director of Manufacturing and Distribution. “We all want to return home safely to our families at the end of each day. It’s vital that we foster an environment where we can complete our jobs safely and our associates are accomplishing just that.”

Glover credits much of the accomplishment to the daily emphasis on organizational effectiveness, leadership training and safety education such as the adoption of the DuPont STOP™ Safety Training Observation Program. This program teaches workplace safety auditing skills with steps to reinforce safe work practices and correct unsafe acts and conditions.

The current streak began March 25, 2004. On Nov. 28, 2006, the manufacturing facility reached two million hours and then hit the 2.5 million mark on Aug. 24. At its current pace and without a lost-time accident, the company will reach three million hours by June 2008. To mark the 2.5-million-hour milestone, Safelite Glass Corp. employees will be honored with a

cook-out and a commemorative item on Sept. 14.

Safelite Glass Corp.

The nation's largest exclusively domestic producer of original equipment equivalent windshields for aftermarket, Safelite Glass Corp. has a manufacturing and distribution facility in Enfield, N.C.

The manufacturing facility serves all of the Belron US retail units and the customers of Belron US's wholesale operations, Service AutoGlass. Safelite's manufacturing and distribution facility is ISO-9001 certified.

Belron US, a subsidiary of Belron S.A., is a multi-faceted automotive glass and claims management service organization based in Columbus, Ohio. The company is comprised of three major business operations that include automotive glass fulfillment services, operating under the trade names Safelite® AutoGlass, Auto Glass SpecialistsTM, GlasproTM, Elite Auto GlassTM and Windshield ProsTM; windshield manufacturing; and fleet and insurance claims management services. The company employs more than 7,000 people throughout the United States.

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