Jacobsen Receives Textron Award of Merit

Jacobsen’s Johnson Creek, Wis., manufacturing facility earned the 2002 Textron award of merit in recognition of achieving one million hours of operation without a lost time injury.

“This achievement is truly spectacular when one considers the core nature of our business — building and assembling precision, high-speed turf cutting and aeration equipment and spare parts,” said Jason Kravik, director of environmental health & safety for Jacobsen. “Though our employees work in jobs that involve welding, metal shaping, painting, assembly and testing, not to mention installing the razor sharp blades used by the equipment they build, they take their co-workers and their own safety extremely seriously.”

The Johnson Creek plant manufactures turf care equipment for the commercial grounds care market and is the second Jacobsen facility to achieve more than 1 million person-hours without a lost time injury.

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