Anchor Becomes First Arkansas Packaging Company to Receive 5 Million Hours Safety Award
Anchor Packaging LLC, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of specialty food packaging used by restaurants and supermarkets for delivery and take-out meals, has been recognized by the State of Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Labor Safety Division, for excellence in on-the-job safety. Nine hundred thirty employees accumulated five million work hours without incurring a lost-time, work-related injury or illness. These 5 million hours were accumulated between February 24, 2017, and April 24, 2019.
Anchor joins a prestigious group of only 34 other Arkansas companies to reach the 5 million hours milestone and the first packaging company to do so. The award ceremony was held at the Paragould Community Center at noon, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Robert Hermann Jr., Chairman of the Board of Anchor, Jeffrey Wolff, President of Anchor, and five selected employees with 158 years of Anchor service, proudly accepted this award on behalf of all employees.
Among the dignitaries present at the ceremony were Ralph T. Hudson, Deputy Director, Arkansas Department of Labor, Scott Wilhite from the Workers Compensation Commission, Sue McGowan, Director of Economic Development and CEO of Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chris Imbs, Chairman of the Board, Crane Agency.
Anchor manufacturing facilities within the State of Arkansas are located in Paragould, Jonesboro, and Marmaduke, with a Distribution Center also located in Paragould. The number one priority for each location is to manufacture products in an efficient and safe operating environment that assures the safety and security of all employees.
Anchor Packaging’s products include Crisp Food Technologies containers that keep fried foods hot & crispy for 30-minute home delivery, Safe Pinch Tamper-Evident containers, as well as affordable, packaging for restaurant take-out and to merchandise prepared ready-to-heat meals in supermarkets. Anchor’s unique product line includes stock and custom rigid packaging, and a broad line of cling film wraps.