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Great Dane plants receive TTMA safety awards

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

The Great Dane Jonesboro and Huntsville plants have won awards in the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association’s (TTMA) 2020 Plant Safety Contest. Great Dane Jonesboro is the winning trailer manufacturing plant in the large plant category, while Great Dane Huntsville has won in the small plant category.

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Great Dane Jonesboro employs more than ­­­400 people and went more than 275 days without a recordable injury in 2019-20. Great Dane Huntsville employs more than 125 people and went more than 402 days without a recordable injury or lost time incident in 2019-20. This is the fourth TTMA Plant Safety Award for Great Dane Jonesboro and the third award for Great Dane Huntsville. Since the competition began in 1971, Great Dane has received a total of 43 awards in various categories, the company says.

Great Dane says the plants have implemented many programs in an effort to keep safety as the top priority, including strong Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) programs and its newest safety initiative, the “Think Safety First” program.

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