Monday, May 20, 2013

Industry Roadside Clean-Up Day Holds 3rd Annual Event

Pictured are just a few of the crew that participated in the 3rd Annual Industry Roadside Clean-up Day in the Lewisburg Industrial Park. Led by Kevin Reinhart of Calsonic Kansei of North America, the Industry Roadside Clean-up Day began as a way to help rid the Lewisburg Industrial Park of roadside trash, help the environment and instill pride in the park and the industries that operate within. Southern Carton and Cosmolab joined the effort last year and participated again this year helping the crew to reach every roadway of the park. The effort of the first two years has paid off in the limited amount of trash collected during this year's roadside clean-up event. 
Special thanks to Calsonic Kansei, Southern Carton, Cosmolab and the Marshall County Solid Waste Department led by Director Morgan Thomas for hosting the luncheon and assisting in the collection and disposal. The luncheon was held and the new Marshall County Recycling Center at 611 Hawkins Drive where Waste Management sponsored the luncheon from Lawler's BBQ of Lewisburg. Special participants included Marshall County Emergency Management Director Bob Hopkins, Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods and Joint Economic and Community Development Director Mike Wiles. The effort also served as part of the Keep America Beautiful campaign in Lewisburg and included a clean-up of the Rock Creek Park greenway along Big Rock Creek. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Columbia State Seeks Potential Student Interest in Programs

Columbia State Community College would like to find out if there are non-traditional (adult) students who may be interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Agri-business or University Studies/Liberal Studies from MTSU in partnership with Columbia State Community College.  Courses would be made available at the Columbia State Lewisburg Campus.  MTSU resources and advising services would also be available to students here at the Lewisburg Campus.
Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Metro Door Receives State Recognition

One Year without an Accident
Mayor Barbara Woods congratulates the Metro Door Safety Committee on its achievement and recognition. L-R – Mayor Barbara Woods, Safety Committee Member Lushell Taylor, Safety Coordinator Dave O’Boyle, GM and Safety Committee Member Jeff Chevalier, Safety Committee Member Mike Wright, Safety Committee Member Lee Derryberry, Safety Committee Member Joey Vincent and Plant Manager and Safety Committee Member Ed Buchholz. 
Safety in the workplace is one of the key issues every company addresses each and every day and many plan and practice to try and achieve what Metro Door in Lewisburg achieved in 2012-2013.
Executives of Metro Door and its parent company, Cintas Corporation, gathered together last week the company’s Safety Committee to congratulate the team on its leadership in making Metro Door a safer place to work.
The Safety Committee of Metro Door joined Cintas in implementing a safety program that included over 285 hours of training and an investment of $250,000 in new equipment. The result was a 75% reduction in the Metro Door’s injury rate over the past two years and the company going one full year without a loss-time accident at the Lewisburg facility.
The accomplishment garnered Metro Door and its Safety Committee an “Occupational Safety Achievement – Commissioners Award” from the State of Tennessee Department of Labor. The award recognized Metro Door for its full year without a loss-time accident, a workplace injury rate being below the industry average, the development of a written safety and health program that created an environment free of safety and health violations, on-site safety compliance training, employee engagement programs and management safety leadership training.
“We could not be more proud of this committee and what it was able to achieve this past year,” said David O’Boyle, Sr. Regional Safety & Health Coordinator for Cintas. “The recognition by the State of Tennessee is a tremendous honor for Metro Door and its safety committee and it shows the value of the investment and commitment Cintas has made toward creating safe and healthy work environments for its associates.”
To show their appreciation, Metro Door and Cintas provided a special luncheon for its Safety Committee along with Certificates of Leadership and Certificates of Appreciation for every employee at Metro Door.
Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods attended the celebration to show her appreciation to the team at Metro Door for tackling one of the most important issues of the recent era.
“I hope you all can recognize what you’ve been able to accomplish here at Metro Door,” said Mayor Woods. “You have set a wonderful example for other companies and I just want to congratulate each and every one of you and encourage you to keep up the good work here in Lewisburg.”