Insight on Manufacturing

July 2012

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PLANT|NEWS S SCA NAMED 2012 COMPANY OF THE YEAR CA, a global hygiene and paper company with local operations in Neenah and Menasha, was recognized in April by the Fox Valley Chapter of APICS (Association for Operations Management) as the 2012 Company of the Year. SCA also received a Sustainable Company Award from the organization. As part of the Company of the Year award, 10 trees will be planted in SCA's name by the Arbor Day Foundation in the Shasta- Trinity National Forest, in Redding, Calif. "SCA creates value by fulfilling the needs of customers and consumers in a spirit of innovation, through continuous efficiency enhancements and with a clear desire to contribute to sustainable development, " said APICS Fox Valley Chapter President Phil Kosik. APICS is a not-for-profit international organization which provides learning and networking opportunities, focusing on the management of resources in the manufacturing and service industries. The sustainability award is given to companies that have shown a commitment to the triple bottom line in social, environmental and economic initiatives. SCA has about 930 employees in the Fox Cities, including GNC MARKS 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS Great Northern Corporation of Appleton celebrated its 50th anniversary in May. Great Northern is one of the nation' of corrugated packaging, producing commercial and custom packaging, consumer packaging, point-of-sale displays, edge protection solutions and protective roll cradles. The company, founded in 1962, grew from just a few employees operating out of a rented building to an industry leader with more than 1,000 employees in seven states. s largest independent producers RGL REACHES A MILLION SAFE HOURS RGL Specialty Services, LLC of Green Bay surpassed one million work hours without an OSHA recordable injury. The work hours encompassed four years and 203 days of continued workplace safety by 116 in-house 28 | INSIGHT on Manufacturing • July 2012 During a visit to the SCA mill in Menasha, Kersti Strandqvist (right), SCA senior vice president of sustainability, listens as Mike Janssen, machine tender (Paper Machine 4), explains data in the control room. nearly 760 at its Menasha mill and Neenah converting facility, as well as 170 employees at its Service Excellence Center in the town of Menasha. SCA employs nearly 3,000 people in the United States and Canada. F employees, supervisors, managers and support personnel. As a result, the National Safety Council recognized RGL Specialties with its Million Work Hours Award, which honors companies that log more than one million hours without an injury or illness resulting in days away from work. In addition, RGL Specialties was recently honored as one of 14 companies statewide to receive the Corporate Safety Award from the Wisconsin Safety Council and Department of Workforce Development. The company requires employee and identify solutions and prevention strategies. "We're always looking for new Carol Jamrosz, vice president of risk management. "Now, having reached this milestone, our entire organization has an even greater desire to drive our practice to the next level and attain bigger goals." RGL Specialties provides in- ways to further improve our approach to safety. Employees are always our best resource in that effort, " says participation in safety conversations at daily team meetings, daily customer meetings and weekly executive management team meetings, which enable employees to immediately address potential safety concerns plant material handling, co-packing, transportation brokerage and distribution center operations services to customers nationwide. CALCO NOMINATED FOR STATEWIDE AWARD The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco) of De Pere was recently nominated for the Wisconsin Family Business of the COURTESY OF SCA

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