Quebecor World – Covington Honored for Safety Practices
NASHVILLE - Labor & Workforce Development officials today presented QuebecorWorld - Covington the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety andHealth. Jim Flanagan of the Tennessee Occupational Safety & Health Administration (TOSHA) presented the award on behalf of TDLWD Commissioner James Neeley. The ceremony took place at the company’s facility on Highway 51 North in Covington.
“This award represents an enormous accomplishment in workplace safety for Quebecor,” said Flanagan. “Quebecor employees have worked more than 3 million man hours without a lost-time injury. We’re also pleased to note that this is the first printing facility to qualify for the award.”
The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health is given to Tennessee employers whose employees work a certain number of hours without having an injury resulting in days away from work. The required number of hours is based on the size of the company.
Quebecor World - Covington was established in north Tipton County in 1988 as World Color Press. In 1994 the facility expanded to its current size of 560,733 square feet and concentrated on producing catalogues. Currently the Covington division manufactures both magazines and freestanding inserts, employing 550.
Titles produced include Cosmopolitan, Self, Allure, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Country Living, Stuff, Motor Trend, House & Garden, News America , and Home & Away. The Covington facility has converted from conventional film technology to 100 percent digital median in its manufacturing process.
In April 2000, World Color Press and Quebecor Printing merged, forming the world’s largest printer, Quebecor World.
ANDREW JOHNSON TOWER, 8TH FLOOR