Millwood’s Cleveland operations opened its doors last June, making it the company’s 29th location. Since then, officials said the team there has worked hard to ensure safety is always at the forefront.
After more than a year, not one accident has occurred, which means lunch is on Millwood every Friday as a reward for their hard work. "This is just one of many company policies we practice to ensure our team members come first," officials said.
“Our success comes from having great team members to work with. We are a small operation, but we are steadily growing,” said Lanny Lester, plant manager. "The team is incredibly proud of the recognition they and the plant received."
“One of the comments that I keep hearing, even from the team members that have left, is that they feel like family,” said Johana Gomez, plant administrator and chaplain for Cleveland. “Some of those team members that left even came back because they realized how rare it is to find the sense of family we have here at Millwood.”
During the celebration, they shared a picnic lunch while spending time with one another in fellowship. Pastor Jody Jones, one of the Millwood chaplains who are assigned to each location, came to pray with the group and spent time interacting with the Cleveland team.
Team members credit Mr. Lester for their success and said they appreciate his gratitude and commitment to safety.
"While safety is of the utmost importance throughout Millwood, to make it a full year without an accident is an incredible feat," said Courtney Russell, director of human resources. "I commend Lanny and his team for all of their efforts. We appreciate all he does to stay productive and safe each and every day."