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Maroon Group Announces Lift Training Initiative

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Specialty chemicals company Maroon Group, recently announced that it is initiating a new Tow Motor training program that the company says is a “commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing safety in the workplace.”

The company is utilizing its Warehouse Dock Lead, Ryan Andrews, who has been trained and certified as an OSHA lift truck trainer for both the Avon and Elyria, Ohio facilities.

“Through an extensive third-party train-the-trainer program, Ryan excelled and completed the course with flying colors,” Dave Higgins, Maroon Group’s Director of Logistics, Environmental, Safety, and Security, said.

Maroon Group

Specialty chemicals company Maroon Group, recently announced that it is initiating a new Tow Motor training program that the company says is a “commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing safety in the workplace.”

“Ryan will be able to train all new employees, as well as complete the required retraining of lift truck drivers every three years. Ryan exemplifies our culture of ‘thinking team’ and ‘bring it every day,’ where Maroon employees support each other and ensure that everyone is safe, compliant and properly trained.”

“I am very excited for this opportunity for Ryan,” Melissa McLemore, Maroon Group’s Warehouse Supervisor & Logistics Coordinator, said. “He is the perfect person for Tow Motor training. Ryan takes safety on the dock very seriously and abides by all rules and regulations.”

Recent Maroon News

Shortly before the trainer program announcement, global distributor of life science ingredients, Barentz International (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) announced that it had entered a definitive, written agreement to acquire Avon, Ohio-based specialty distributor Maroon Group.

The acquisition is slated to expand Barentz’ activities and is aligned with the company’s strategy to become a global leader in the life science and broader specialty chemical industries.

Currently, Maroon is reported to have approximately 300 employees and generates an annual turnover of $500 million. Terry Hill, CEO of Maroon Group, and his entire Management Team will continue to manage the company’s operations.

While exact financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, the deal is expected to close sometime this quarter.

   

Tagged categories: Education; Health & Safety; Health and safety; lift; Maroon Group; NA; North America; Safety

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