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One of only a few companies to achieve this safety performance milestone

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Labor has recognized Rockline Industries’ Springdale, Ark. manufacturing facility yet again with an award for its exceptional safety record—six million safe work hours. Only 19 companies have ever achieved this milestone since Arkansas began recognizing workplace safety in 1976.

The award from the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is part of Arkansas’ overall educational program to encourage workplace safety by honoring companies whose employees have accumulated a significant number of work hours without a lost day away from work due to a work-related injury or illness. Six million safe work hours is a remarkable record.

“We’re incredibly proud to have reached this six-million milestone. The safety of our employees has always been a top priority for Rockline and we owe the award to our valued associates who work every day with both individual and team safety in mind,” said Joel Slank, general manager for Rockline Industries. “This is another example of the continuous improvement approach we take in all our manufacturing processes.”

Contributing to Rockline’s success is the company’s behavioral-based safety program, which trains employees to observe work tasks and to provide immediate safety feedback to those involved. It also trains production team members to serve as safety coordinators who help improve training and communication at a smaller, teachable team level.

The award was presented to Rockline by representatives of the Arkansas Department of Labor on October 27, 2015.

About Rockline Industries

Rockline Industries was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of coffee filters and consumer, health care, industrial and institutional wet wipes. A family-owned company, Rockline has repeatedly created first-to-market product design solutions for the wet wipe consumer, and continues to provide innovative products to the nonwovens industry. Rockline employs approximately 2,000 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, England and South China. For more information on Rockline Industries, visit www.RocklineInd.com.