Wayne Farms' plant in Oakwood reached a milestone in safety when employees at the location worked more than 750,000 hours without a lost-time accident.
The hours accumulated since June 2003, meaning that no employee has missed work due to an injury suffered on the job in five years.
Plant manager Gerald Kowalke awarded all employees a commemorative safety vest or jacket complete with a special logo.
"Wayne Farms has long been an industry leader in workplace safety," said Kowalke. "This accomplishment is a direct result of not only a quality safety program, but also continued cooperation and diligence on the part of all of our employees."
The Oakwood facility is a 43,000-square-foot further-processing plant for poultry and has been owned and operated by Wayne Farms since 1985.
Gainesville SBDC announces July business class
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer "How To Start A Part Time Business," from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16. The class will be held in the SunTrust Building at 121 E.E. Butler Parkway.
Class information will include time management, tax write-offs, permitting and licensing, financing and budgeting, marketing and insurance guidelines. The class also includes all materials including the book "How To Start Your Own Business."
The class fee is $49 but is free with discount code hiwtbivy. The class is sponsored by SunTrust Bank. Online registration gainesvillesbdc.org or call 770-531-5681.