Resolute Forest Products has recognized employees of the Coosa Pines Mill at Childersburg for their safe work performance of more than 750,000 safe work hours. The safety milestone was achieved at the mill on December 14, 2018 following 462 safe work days.
Robert Dufresne, Vice President, Operations, presented a plaque commemorating the achievement to mill employees on Wednesday, January 16. In addition, the company has provided $10,000 to employees to be given to qualified charities of their choice.
Log-A-Load for Kids Foundation was selected to receive $2,500 of the $10,000 safety award to be used to support Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The CHIPS Center at Children’s Hospital provides treatment for children who have been physically or sexually abused. The Alabama Forestry Association’s Loggers Council created the Log-A-Load for Kids Foundation, and called for a donation of what a load of logs is worth to a logger to support the CHIPS Center. Trae Bonner, a member of the Board of Directors at the Alabama Forestry Association, and Coosa Pines Mill Woodlands Manager accepted the donation from Dufresne. Bonner said, “I am very pleased to accept the donation from Resolute Forest Products, and appreciate the 25 years of support the Coosa Pines Mill has given to support the Children’s Hospital of Alabama and the CHIPS Center.”
Dufresne added, “Reaching 750,000 safe work hours is a great achievement for the employees of the Coosa Pines Mill. I am proud to recognize this accomplishment and present Alabama Forestry Association Log-A-Load for Kids Foundation with a check in the amount of $2,500 on behalf of employees at the Coosa Pines Mill. “Since 1994, the Coosa Pines Mill has raised $462,450 in support of Log-A-Load for Kids and the CHIPS Center”, said Dufresne.
Resolute Board of Directors Safety Award program supports community and charitable organizations selected by facility employees who achieve 250,000 hours without a recordable injury. More than $2 million has been donated to local organizations in our operating communities since 2010.
About Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers, which are marketed in close to 70 countries. The company owns or operates some 40 manufacturing facilities, as well as power generation assets, in the United States and Canada. Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, as well as for its business practices. Visit www.resolutefp.com for more information.