As a part of Labor Day weekend, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) is highlighting a Missouri business that has made safety their top priority and spread that vision to their employees.
On August 30, Department Director Anna Hui visited McGinnis Wood Products, Inc. in Cuba, Missouri. McGinnis manufactures white oak barrels that are used as part of the spirit making process, particularly for bourbon and wine. With markets across the world, including Scotland, Japan and Australia, five generations of the McGinnis family know that a culture of safety and quality in their operations is important to their employees, community and customers.
In 2014, McGinnis joined the Missouri Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), bestowed by Missouri’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program. This made the fifty-year old company the only barrelmaker in the nation to be included in the SHARP program.
“Our vision is to support and promote economic vitality, safety and fairness for all businesses and workers in Missouri. This underscores our efforts to partner with businesses and employees to help them establish effective workplace safety and health programs,” says Department of Labor Director Anna Hui. “Businesses, like McGinnis Wood Products, exemplify how successful that partnership can be. Working better together, we can foster an economic climate in Missouri where businesses prosper while creating safe workplaces.