LEBANON, Pa., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 75th anniversary, Weaber Lumber had a very good year. Bill Eisenhower had an even better one.
Eisenhower, a Weaber employee for 24 years, won a shiny new Ford F-150 truck from longtime Weaber business ally, Maguire's Ford.
Weaber's other production employees had a pretty good year too, managing to ratchet up safety efforts enough to earn the company a workers' comp rebate. That's what paid for the truck, not to mention a huge party on Saturday, with entertainment, food, refreshments and a bevy of other prizes.
"We've always been a safety-conscious company, but this year we decided to up our game a little bit," said CEO Matt Weaber. "We told employees that if they achieved an excellent safety performance rating, we'd throw them a party and give one of them a truck. It worked out well for everybody."
The production staff and their families gathered at the company Saturday for the festivities. The company also premiered a new Weaber Lumber video before placing it in local movie theaters to promote the company as a great place to work.
Weaber explained that the company's commitment to safety is a key ingredient to the company's success. It not only keeps the workforce safe, but also decreases downtime, maintaining a high level of efficiency.
"We've been here for 75 years, so we must be doing something right," Weaber said. "We want to make sure that residents of this community are aware of us and the opportunities we offer."
Established in 1941 by Walter H. Weaber, Weaber Lumber has grown from a small local mill into one of the nation's leading hardwood manufacturers. Additionally, as a certified participant of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Weaber ensures that the forests are managed to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the future.
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