Neenah Foundry Co Reaches Historic Safety Milestone

Published Friday, August 12, 2016


Employees at the Neenah Foundry Company, a Neenah Enterprises, Inc. company, achieved a significant safety milestone this month when it reached 4 million hours without a lost work day case. Neenah Foundry consistently delivers safety performance that exceeds industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Neenah Foundry was recently recognized by the American Foundry Society with its Millionaire’s Safety Award when it reached the 3 million hour mark - an accomplishment few other foundries have achieved. “Safety is our top priority. We are committed every day at Neenah Foundry to providing our employees with a safe place to work, and we live this commitment every day.” said Brian Zoeller, Vice President of Safety and Security for Neenah Enterprises, Inc. Zoeller explained that “the safety process at Neenah Foundry has changed in the last five years where strategic capital investments, improved ergonomic programs and employee involvement have led to an 87% decrease in recordable work injuries, and during which the facility has surpassed two years and over four million hours without a lost work day case.”

“This is an impressive accomplishment in an iron foundry where employees have to keep their continuous focus on safety while creating a quality product” said Tom Riordan, President and CEO of Neenah Enterprises, Inc. “Reaching this significant safety milestone at this historic company further demonstrates the commitment and resolve of the Company and its two union partners, the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union, Local 121B and the Independent Pattern Makers Union of Neenah, WI to eliminate unsafe conditions and behaviors that cause workplace injuries throughout our organization. It is a true testament to our entire team’s efforts and engagement in the safety processes that send our employees home each day to their families.”

Neenah Enterprises, Inc. operates six facilities across the U.S. including: Neenah Foundry Company in Neenah, Wis.; Advanced Cast Products in Meadville, Penn.; Mercer Forge in Mercer and Wheatland, Penn.; Morgan’s Welding, Inc. in Myerstown, Penn; and Deeter Foundry in Lincoln, Neb. Neenah Foundry Company also operates sixteen distribution yards in fifteen states.

About Neenah Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1872, and drawing on its 144 years of manufacturing experience, Neenah Enterprises, Inc., (NEI), headquartered in Neenah, Wis., is a leader in producing durable castings for industrial sectors across the globe and is a key component provider for many of the world’s top manufacturing companies. NEI specializes in gray and ductile iron castings and forged steel products serving customers through its six North American facilities. Auxiliary services include machining, painting and heat treatment. With thousands of employees working in a range of diverse fields, NEI’s Industrial division is a trusted design and engineering partner to the world’s leading manufacturing companies. For more information visit

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