Board Converting News, July 19, 2021

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spoke about this in regards to National Safety Month, “At Pratt Industries, we promote the principle of see some- thing, say something, do something as a key component of a successful safety program,” he said. “It is a primary focus of our safety culture and a value that encourages all employees to have involvement in safety. National Safety Month provides us with a great opportunity to reinforce safety values.” A Culture of Safety Pratt Industries instills a strong commitment to work- place safety among all of its team members. From general managers to hourly employees, all levels of the organi- zation are responsible for implementing safety as an im- portant and fundamental practice that is a key component to the overall culture. The following safety achievements highlight the ongoing commitment to safety: Pratt Recycling : In February of this year, Pratt Recycling Division reached 1.5 million man hours worked without a lost time accident. “We celebrated this safety milestone with a presen- tation made by the corporate recycling management members at each Pratt Recycling site,” said James Bacik, Division Safety Manager, Pratt Recycling, Inc. Recycling Division. “We presented a plaque at a luncheon for all employees and awarded each Pratt employee an emer- gency kit for their automobiles along with a letter signed by the President of the Division and the Division Safety CONTINUED ON PAGE 36

Show Plant Smith and General Manager Adam Tominsky had the vision of making the Worcester facility a show plant, and they are very generous with plant tours. Anyone, even competitors, are welcome to visit the plant and see the equipment. “Our goal is to be the flagship demo plant for the supplier companies,” Smith says. In a 2019 article, Smith said he wanted the company to be 100 percent larger in five years. Commenting on the status of that goal, he says, “It’s happening quicker and frankly it’s getting easier once you’ve gotten to the scale that we’re currently at. It’s easier to compete with a brand new piece of equipment than a 1972 S&S. That is my ad- vice to owners who haven’t invested much. Over time they’re going to be at risk of not being competitive.”

Pratt Industries Continues Pursuit Of Safety Excellence

Safety is not just a priority but a core value at Conyers, Georgia based Pratt Industries. To encourage the impor- tance of safety being everyone’s responsibility, the com- pany taps into its entrepreneurial spirit and promotes a strong safety culture. Ryan Peart, Pratt Industries’ Safety Director, recently

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