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Features TekTone earns gold from NC Dept. of Labor

Pictured at the safety award dinner are Teresa Knippel-CFO; Betty Smith- ISO, QA, Safety; Cherie Berry-NC Commissioner of Labor; and John Knippel- VP Operations.For the third consecutive year, TekTone was awarded the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Gold Safety Award. Representatives from TekTone travelled to Asheville to receive the award from Cherie Berry, North Carolina’s Commissioner of Labor.

“All TekTone employees are to be commended for taking safety seriously,” said Betty Smith, TekTone’s safety coordinator. “A special thank you goes out to our safety committee for doing such a great job.”

The NCDOL’s Safety award is distributed based on two levels, gold and silver with gold being the highest honor. In order to achieve the annual safety award, Tek- Tone had to have no fatalities during the calendar year and maintain an incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group. For more information regarding the award standards, visit, www.nclabor.com/osha/etta/safety_programs/safety_award.htm.

“Not only does this accomplishment mean that we are providing a positive work environment for our staff, it also means we’re able to put those savings back into the firm,” said TekTone president Carlos Mira. “By reducing workers compensation claims and insurance premiums, we’re able to make investments back into the company.”

TekTone has formed a safety committee that regularly audits every department for risks. TekTone has learned that by performing these audits and proactively working with each department to identify potential risks leads to huge benefits.

Founded in 1973, TekTone® Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc. opened its manufacturing facility in Franklin in 1989. The company designs and manufactures nurse call, apartment entry, wireless nurse/emergency call, area of rescue assistance, and alert integration systems. TekTone® nurse call systems are found in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and public and private hospitals around the globe. TekTone® headquarters is in Franklin, NC. — plus a network of firstrate distributors and representatives that stretches worldwide.

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