Martin Automatic wins safety award

Comes ahead of 32 other entrants

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Jon Bauch (third from left) and Martin automatic’s safety committee proudly display the 2020 Dale Sabers Safety Award plaque and banner.

Martin Automatic, the US manufacturer of unwind/splice and rewind technology for web-fed applications, has been recognized with an award for safety at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Rockford. The security insurance company presented Martin with the 2020 Dale Sabers Safety Award based on various criteria, including workers’ compensation claims that are below industry averages and in-depth safety analysis performed by specialist consultants.

Speaking for Martin Automatic, chief financial officer Jon Bauch stated, “We are proud and honored to be given this award ahead of the 32 other entrants as it recognizes our company policy towards our employees and rewards all those involved in establishing a new safety benchmark at the company.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

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