ENNIS, TX –
Polyguard is celebrating an impressive milestone – 5 years without a Lost Time Accident (LTA). During those 5 years we have had 1.4 million personnel work hours. An achievement like this only happens with the dedicated focus of our employee owners keeping one another safe.
“Safety is our #1 priority. Over the last 5 years we have made significant improvements in the way we emphasize and promote safety. It’s important that we continue to encourage participation across all levels of the company and promote our employee ownership culture” said Jesse DeLeon, Director of HR at Polyguard.
“Safety is our top priority because it’s important to us that we all get to go home to our families at the end of our shift. This accomplishment reinforces our belief that being 100% employee owned results in higher levels of employee engagement. I want to personally thank every one of our employee owners for a job well done” – Shawn Eastham, Polyguard’s President.
Polyguard was founded in 1953 in Oklahoma and moved to Ennis, Texas in 1978. John (current CEO) and Kathy Muncaster purchased Polyguard in 1986. In 1987, John and Kathy decided to allow the employees to directly benefit from their hard work by offering all the employees an opportunity to be part of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). In December 2014, the company became 100% employee owned through the ESOP. Additional information can be found at www.polyguard.com.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Shawn Eastham at 214-515-5000 or email at Seastham@polyguard.com.