FMN | July 22nd, 2019

Acucote Receives Two Safety Awards

Acucote, a pressure sensitive adhesive coating manu- facturer with a 100,000 square-foot plant and 125 em- ployees in Graham, North Carolina, has been awarded two honors for its safety program. The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) presented the company with a Gold Award at its annu- al awards ceremony on June 4. To qualify for any of NCDOL’s annual safety awards, a firm must have zero fatalities during the calendar year and have maintained a safety incidence rate of at least 50 percent below the average for its industry group. The Gold Award is based on days away from work, restricted activity or job transfers as a result of injuries. This is the first time that Acucote has received this highest accolade from NCDOL and recognizes their incidence rate of .71. AWorkSafe Award was also presented to the compa- ny on April 29 by Acucote’s Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier - HUB International SE and Accident Fund Insurance Company. This award acknowledges “Continuous Safety Im- provement from 2015 - 2019.” Amy Trent, Safety Manager, who has been with Acu- cote for the past two years, conducts weekly safety briefings for all plant employees and has successfully developed processes which encourage proactive re- porting of safety concerns. AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, will soon be able to offer another free online course, in Spanish, to AICC Members. BCM Inks, one of the orig- inal AICC Education Investors, has volunteered to sponsor the translation of Essential Principles of Wa- ter-Based Flexo Ink . There are choices when it comes to the different inks used in printing, but inks are critical to a success- ful print job.This 60-minute course outlines the basics that participants need, as a printer or supplier of wa- ter-based flexo inks, and how to engineer these inks for consistent, quality printing. This free online course, currently available in English, will be available in Spanish in October 2019.This on- line course brings greater depth to the AICC Produc- tion Development Track, and the flexo focused cours- es currently in the catalog of free online courses. More information about AICC’s free online educa- tion can be found at school . AICC Offers Spanish Language Ink Seminar

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