Great Dane is pleased to announce that its Statesboro, GA, manufacturing plant has won the 2022 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).
This is the second year the Great Dane manufacturing plant has won the award in Category A, over 750,000-man hours. The facility employs 496 people and went 350 days without a recordable injury in 2022.
Great Dane has received nearly 47 TTMA awards in various categories since the competition began in 1971.
“Safety is one of our core pillars and a top priority at Great Dane because we care about each other like family and want each person to go home uninjured,” said Rick Mullininx, president and COO of Great Dane. “I’m proud of the Statesboro team because these awards reflect their commitment to safety—and to each other.”
In addition to the TTMA award, the Statesboro facility won the 2022 Safety Performance Award from the Georgia Association of Manufactures (GAM) for having zero lost time cases in 2022. This is the fifth consecutive year the plant has won this award.
“We have not had a lost time injury since 2018,” said David Sage, Great Dane plant manager for the Statesboro manufacturing plant. “I believe we can attribute our strong safety record to a culture of safe thinking, which is woven into the very fabric of Great Dane with our Think Safety First campaign. This team has pulled together and understands the negative outcomes one injury can have on an individual and their loved ones. This is an exceptional team that is dedicated to working together safely.”
Great Dane Statesboro manufactures Great Dane’s Everest refrigerated trailers, and the plant is currently hiring. To access open positions at Great Dane, please go to greatdane.com/careers.
About Great Dane
Great Dane is a leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum, and combo platform trailers. The Statesboro location manufactures Great Dane’s Everest refrigerated trailers.
Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality, and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has eleven manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned service centers and full-line independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and pre-owned trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at Greatdane.com. Interested in a future in manufacturing? Access our open positions and more about Great Dane at greatdane.com/careers