Van Gorp Corporation in Pella recently earned a pair of awards for maintaining a safe working environment for its employees. Van Gorp earned the Incident Rate Excellence Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council, along with a recognition from the National Safety Council for operating 12 months without a work-related injury or illness causing missed days of work.
“We strive to maintain a safe working environment for the benefit of our employees,” said Van Gorp’s Executive Vice President, Ron Arkema. “To be recognized nationally is a sign that our safety initiatives are having a positive impact.”
To qualify for the Incident Rate Excellence Award, the company had to demonstrate an incident rate lower than the national average for their specific industry. Van Gorp Corporation is a locally-owned company which produces conveyor components for customers around the world. Products include conveyor pulleys, rubber lagging, rollers and other related material handling products.