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Great Dane announced that its Jonesboro, AR, and Huntsville, TN, manufacturing facilities have won 2021 Plant Safety Awards from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). Great Dane Jonesboro is the winning trailer manufacturing plant in Category A, over 750,000-man
hours; Great Dane Huntsville won in Category B, 350,000-750,000-man hours.
Great Dane Jonesboro employs more than 400 people and went nearly 200 days without a
recordable injury in 2021. Great Dane Huntsville employs more than 350 people and went 365
days without a recordable injury or lost time incident in 2021.
The Jonesboro plant manufactures Great Dane’s Champion dry freight van, while the Huntsville
plant manufactures Great Dane’s Freedom flatbed series. This is the third TTMA Plant Safety
Award for Great Dane Jonesboro and the fourth award for Great Dane Huntsville.
Like all of Great Dane’s facilities, these plants have implemented many programs in an effort to
keep safety as the top priority, including strong Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) programs and Great
Dane’s company-wide safety initiative, the “Think Safety First” program. This program focuses on
safe working behaviors for individuals by teaching employees about the negative impacts an
injury can have not only on the individual, but also on their family members and friends.
The TTMA recognizes the importance of safety and desires to acknowledge organizations that are
achieving excellence in this area. Since the competition began in 1971, Great Dane has received
nearly 45 awards in various categories.