Rockline Industries recognized for 15 million safe work hours in Springdale

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The Arkansas Department of Labor has recognized Rockline Industries’ 370,000-square-foot Springdale manufacturing plant for achieving 15 million safe work hours without a lost time accident (LTA). According to a news release, that milestone has only been achieved one other time since Arkansas began recognizing workplace safety in 1976.

“Fifteen million hours worked without a lost time accident is truly an amazing achievement,” said Joel Slank, general manager of Rockline’s Springdale facility. “Achievements like this are very rare and can’t be overstated. This would not be possible without a committed culture of teamwork, focus and attention to even the littlest of details that could affect an employee’s safety.”

Rockline employs nearly 2,500 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, Tennessee and England.

Rockline was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, Wis. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of coffee filters and consumer, healthcare, industrial and institutional wet wipes.

“It is so wonderful to work for a company that from top to bottom supports safety in such a genuine way,” said Mark Fougerousse, environmental health & safety manager of Rockline NWA. “We have been able to accomplish this achievement because all our associates truly care about being safe day in and day out. It has taken us 11 ½ years to get here with approximately 650 employees working in Springdale.”