TTMA presents Utility Trailer plant with safety award

TTMA presents Utility Trailer plant with safety award

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced its receipt of a plant safety award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).

The company’s Clearfield UT refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant was recently presented the TTMA’s “Category A” 2015 Plant Safety Award. This award is given by TTMA to the large trailer manufacturer, with more than 750,000 work-hours, with the best overall safety record for cases with lost days. TTMA has been presenting these awards for 44 years, and this is the fifth “Category A” award won by Utility Trailer since 2005.

From left: Joe Kiechler, director of purchasing; Mike Egbert, plant engineer; Gary Foy, materials manager; John Harris, director of manufacturing; Todd Smith, plant manager; Paul Bennett, chairman and CEO; Stephen Bennett, vice-president; Jay Bills, plant superintendent; Dennis Wilson, EHS manager; Joe Maylin, HR manager.

In 2015, the Clearfield plant had a lost-day case rate of only 0.15, representing just two lost-day cases out of more than 1,130 employees, with more than 2.7 million hours worked.

The TTMA Safety Award was presented to Plant Manager Todd Smith and the Clearfield management team by Paul Bennett, Utility’s chairman and chief executive officer.

“It is a pleasure being able to present this safety award to Todd and the rest of his team, and to be able to celebrate this achievement with them,” said Bennett. “Only one plant in our trailer industry receives this annual award, and the owners of Utility Trailer are proud of each and every employee whose hard work not only builds the best refrigerated trailers in the industry, but also creates a safe working environment.”

Also assisting in the presentation were Stephen Bennett, Utility’s vice-president; and John Harris, Utility’s new director of manufacturing.

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