Amalgamated Sugar Donates $2,500 in Honor of Safety Milestone

On Tuesday, February 9, Amalgamated Sugar presented a check for $2,500 to the Magic Valley Humane Society during a small event at the Twin Falls Animal Shelter. The donation is part of a program at Amalgamated Sugar in which, upon reaching safety milestones at a factory, the company donates to the charitable organization of that factory’s choice. Recently, the Twin Falls factory achieved 250,000 hours without a recordable injury. As a result, the factory was awarded $2,500 to donate to a cause in the community. A committee of employees at the factory chose to donate to the Twin Falls Humane Society.


A team of Twin Falls factory employees presents a ceremonial check to Debra Blackwood, Executive Director of the Magic Valley Humane Society


“Amalgamated Sugar employees do their part to ensure that safety is a top priority every day,” said Ian Kihara, Twin Falls Plant Manager. “This is the second donation the Twin Falls factory has been able to make as a part of this program, and it is a great way to give back to the community while emphasizing that ‘Safety is How We Do Business.’”


Magic Valley Humane Society serves nearly twelve hundred adoptable animals per year. Many have at least minor and sometimes significant medical problems. “Unfortunately, we were unable to host our annual fundraiser, the Fur Ball, this year,” said Debra Blackwood, Executive Director of the Magic Valley Humane Society. “Generous donations like this one assist us in paying for the medical needs of our animals.”


The employees of the Twin Falls factory are grateful for the opportunity to donate to a local non-profit. “We are always working to develop our safety culture at Amalgamated Sugar so that every teammate will return home to their families the same way as they left them,” said Jeff Brown, Twin Falls District Safety Manager. “Thanks to this program, the safety of our employees means additional support for causes we care about – our progress is their progress.”


KMVT Reporter, Elizabeth Hadley, interviews Ron Story, President of the BCTGM Local 283 Union during the check presentation event.


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