Amalgamated Sugar employees presented a $2,500 check to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho during a small event in front of Amalgamated Sugar’s Twin Falls factory on March 18. The donation is part of the President’s Safety Award, a program in which the Company donates to a charitable organization after meeting safety milestones at a factory location.
The Twin Falls factory recently reached 250,000 hours without a recordable injury – the fourth time this has been achieved. The factory received $2,500 to donate to a charitable organization, and a committee of employees at the Twin Falls factory selected Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. Past donation recipients from Twin Falls factory President’s Safety Awards include Habitat for Humanity, the Magic Valley Humane Society, and QRU.
“This factory has been a part of the community for over 100 years. We’ve worked hard to improve our community partnerships through safety and giving back to local organizations that make a difference,” said Ian Kihara, Plant Manager for the Twin Falls factory. “We attribute reaching this safety milestone to the people on the factory floor, who are working every day to make Amalgamated Sugar a safe place to work.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho supports families of ill or injured children by keeping them together in times of medical need and raises all funds for operating the Idaho Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts locally, through donations and signature fundraising events.
Amalgamated Sugar’s Twin Falls factory employees are proud to achieve the President’s Safety Award and make this donation to a meaningful cause. “As a team, we will continue to better our safety performance to ensure that every teammate returns home to their families the same way they left them,” said Ron Story, President of the BCTGM Union Twin Falls Local 283. “This program is a way that we can give back to the community and develop our safety culture.”