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Advanced Sawmill Machinery

Advanced Sawmill Machinery fabricates sawmill components as replacement parts that have no original design or were made 60 years ago by a blacksmith.

Advanced Sawmill Machinery fabricates sawmill components as replacement parts that have no original design or were made 60 years ago by a blacksmith. And while the historic parts they create have no diagrams or schematics, their plan for a safe workplace is a little more reliable.

“We do our best to keep people from getting injured,” says Dempsey Seffens, company vice president. “We tell our employees that they control their own environment. Let us know if there is a problem. It’s their life, not just an insurance issue.”

The SHARP program has motivated the employees because they know that they have stayed safe for a long time, Seffens says. “Our guys care about safety, and they see SHARP as a reward for their efforts. We make them realize that injuries can be prevented with the right state of mind – to always stop before they commit an unsafe act. With SHARP, it helps everyone stay focused on that.”

DART Rate: 3.0; Industry Average: 3.3