A check presentation was hosted today at Amalgamated Sugar’s Nampa factory, where the Company donated $5,000 to Make-A-Wish Idaho. The donation is part of the President’s Safety Award, a program in which, upon reaching safety milestones at a factory, the Company will donate to the charitable organization of that factory’s choice.
Recently, the Nampa factory achieved 500,000 hours without a recordable injury – the first time that this milestone has been reached. The factory was awarded $5,000 to donate to a charitable organization, and a committee of employees at the Nampa factory selected Make-A-Wish Idaho.
“Amalgamated Sugar is committed to continuous improvement, and that is especially true of our safety performance over the last few years,” said Dave Hawk, Plant Manager for the Nampa factory. “Our employees make safety a priority every day. They take pride in accomplishing this record and the opportunity to make this donation to such a worthy cause in our community.”
Make-A-Wish Idaho helps fulfill the wishes of children with critical illnesses who are between the ages of 2.5 and 18 years old. Janie Best, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Idaho accepted the ceremonial check on behalf of her organization. “A donation of this size has the ability to grant one child’s wish,” said Best. “We would like to congratulate Amalgamated Sugar for their record safety performance and thank them for partnering with us for their donation.”
Amalgamated Sugar’s Nampa factory employees are proud to achieve the President’s Safety Award and make this donation to a meaningful cause. “The Company and our Union have worked hard to improve safety at the factory,” said Rey Basaldua, Vice President of the BCTGM Union Nampa Local 284G. “It is important that every employee can return home to their families the same way as they left them.”
“The President’s Safety Award program and the $5,000 donation associated with it, show that – for Amalgamated Sugar – safety isn’t just about the workplace,” said John McCreedy, President & CEO of Amalgamated Sugar. “It’s about caring for people and being a good community partner.”