BOISE, Idaho, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Boise Cascade Corp. (NYSE: BCC) announced today that employees at the company's pulp and paper mill in Jackson, Alabama, have established a new industry safety record of 7,430,000 safe work hours. In establishing this record, employees worked 2,014 days, or 5 1/2 years, without incurring a lost-time accident. The previous industry record of 7,429,362 safe work hours was set in 1979. The Jackson mill is a state-of-the-art facility that manufactures uncoated printing and business papers and has 602 employees. Dick Merson, vice president, Alabama Operations, said, "It is nice to set records, but it is more important that our employees work safely and care for one another. Safety has been and will always be our first consideration." Merson added, "A record this significant comes from a total team effort and a commitment by all employees to working safely." Of the 342 mills within the Pulp & Paper Safety Association, only five mills have the distinction of working 3 million hours without a lost-time accident. The Jackson mill achieved that safety milestone in November 1997. In January 1999, the mill established a new corporate safety record for the company by reaching 4,614,641 work hours without a lost-time accident. Boise Cascade Corp., headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is a major distributor of office products and building materials and an integrated manufacturer and distributor of paper and wood products. The company also owns and manages over 2 million acres of timberland in the United States. A leader in sustainable forestry, Boise Cascade uses third-party audits and an advisory council of independent experts in its Forest Stewardship Program to ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil and air and water quality. Visit the Boise Cascade web site at www.bc.com.
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