Tweet/Garot Works Six Years Without A Lost-Time Accident

September 28, 2010

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Green Bay, WI, has reached the safety milestone of 4 million work-hours without a lost-time incident.

Reaching the milestone spanned six years, from June 2002 to May 2008.

Tweet/Garot has received commendations by the AGC (Associated General Contractors) of Wisconsin for 12 straight years, the Wisconsin Safety Council Award for 13 years, and continuing recognition by MCAA (Mechanical Contractors Association of America), and SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association). The awards are based on having an OSHA incident rate significantly lower than the industry average.

Tweet/Garot President Tim Howald and Director of Safety/LEAN Chris Warren attribute Tweet/Garot's safety success to the company's Zero Injury program, introduced in 2004, and to the dedication of the company's employees.

The company's voluntary partnership with the Wisconsin Paper Council (WPC) and OSHA (The Occupational Safety & Health Administration) includes the “10-Plus Program,” which consists of 20 safety topics and covers 16 hours of awareness training for Tweet/Garot employees working for paper mill customers.

One of northeastern Wisconsin's largest mechanical contractors, Tweet/Garot Mechanical employs approximately 350 people and provides services in the areas of plumbing, heating, process piping, sheet metal, ventilation, fabrication, boiler services, and food-processing equipment, service and engineering.