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Resolute’s Coosa Pines Mill employees achieve safety milestone and award $5,000 to the ARC of South Talladega County


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Resolute Forest Products recognized employees of its Coosa Pines pulp mill earlier today for achieving more than 500,000 consecutive work hours without a recordable injury. Employees reached the safety milestone on March 2, 2021 following 290 safe workdays.

“Reaching 500,000 safe work hours is a great achievement for our Coosa Pines employees,” said Richard Tremblay, Resolute’s senior vice president, pulp and paper operations. “I am proud to recognize their accomplishment with a $5,000 award for a local organization. Since 2013, the mill has contributed more than $78,000 to community programs and organizations in the area thanks to employees’ exemplary safety performance.”

“The Arc of South Talladega County was selected to receive the donation because of the good work this organization does to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Pat Hogg, the mill’s general manager. “The Arc supports and encourages their clients’ participation in community activities.”

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

“On behalf of The Arc of South Talladega County, we are pleased to receive this generous donation on behalf of the employees at the Coosa Pines mill,” said Leah Allen, the organization’s executive director. “These funds will be used immediately toward the refurbishment of our multi-purpose room at our Sylacauga facility. This room accommodates approximately 18 clients daily and is used to educate our clients in a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environment.”

Matthew Thornton is a Resolute employee and member of The Arc of South Talladega County’s board of directors. According to Matthew, “Mrs. Allen and her staff do an amazing job working with their clients to provide the best opportunities for growth and success. Many training topics, including safety, are part of their educational program. Safety is important to the employees at Resolute, and we like that it pays in many ways to live and work safely.”

Resolute’s Board of Directors Safety Award program supports community and charitable organizations selected by facility employees for every 250,000 hours achieved without a recordable injury. More than $2.5 million has been donated to local organizations in our operating communities since 2010.


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