Nautic Global Group Recognizes Accident-Free Milestone

March 17, 2014

Nautic Global Group along with plant three has reason to celebrate! Godfrey Pontoons Plant Manager Dan Finke announces that Plant Three has made it an entire year wihout having an accident.

“And these guys sure aren’t making teddy bears over there,” said Finke who has worked for NGG for two years.

Plant Three makes metal railing for all Godfrey Pontoons and railing sets for the Hurricane FunDeck series.

“Plant Three has one of the best teams, and I believe earning this honor is a great accomplishment because they face some of the biggest challenges due to operating high-powered and potentially dangerous equipment,” Finke said.

Plant Three Supervisor Dave Napier credits the plant’s accident-free record to the team atmosphere he creates for all 37 of his employees. “Last February we moved into this building as a team and ever since our main focus is safety first every day.”  

Group Leader Chad Pontius says, “Every morning employees meet to make sure everyone has all the tools to properly and safely do their jobs.”

Steve Gingerich, also a group leader said he is proud of all of the employees because they have increased their production by 80% since February 2013. “We went from producing 183 railings a day to now 275, and I am proud to say we have increased production without sacrificing safety.”

NGG Human Resource Director Steve Ott swas among several members of management who recently recognized Plant Three employees for their efforts. Finke is rewarding Plant Three employees by ordering each one of them a jacket with their name and the NGG logo.  

Ott says the company record for consecutive accident-free days, (two years, five months and three weeks) is held by our Polar Kraft Plant in Syracuse, IN, which was recognized in 2011, under current Plant Manager Tim Weisser.  

Fabrication equipment requires extreme concentration and precision, and the employees that make up Plant Three have set the standard for excellence. Please join us in recognizing all Plant Three employees for their accomplishment.